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Jason AUS

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  1. 21 minutes ago, duncan (the other one) said:

    $16 million-AIS funding for sailing over two years.

     

    This, in a nutshell, is the problem with AS.

     

     I think my favourite bit is “the remaining $600,000 was conditional on the sport hitting performance targets, which it missed.”

    So the person responsible for the creation of pathways towards those performance targets leaves... and then gets to penalise the organisation when the targets aren’t met?

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  2. 1 minute ago, MR.CLEAN said:

     

    Joy is relative.   Compared to reaching under triple reefed dacron and a storm jib in 45+ and 25 foot biscay waves with breaking tops, the 24 hours we sat hove to aboard Samantha Jane was a joy indeed.  I might have even got a blowjob from the boat's namesake during the same storm.

    Cinnamon and nutmeg, of course.  A tiny bit of cumin is my secret ingredient though.

    Cum... in?

     

    A dash of Orange juice is what I’d normally add to the egg and cinnamon. Just for a hint of citrus.

  3. On 2/5/2020 at 6:47 AM, MR.CLEAN said:

      Heaving to in a long keel sloop can be a joy.  

    Respectfully, getting a blowjob is a joy.

    Heaving to in a long keel sloop is... making the best of a bad situation?

    Even if both of these things can involve beer and French toast. Do you put cinnamon in the egg wash?

  4. 1 hour ago, pulpit said:

     

    So Glen, 

    Why not put your name to this post and when are AS and you going to start being open to your members ?

     

    AS’s  new headquarters is a disgusting wast of money and just shows how out of touch they are. 

     

    Glen, growing Sailing isn’t rocket science and it isn’t a “rap and pillage” of anyone who wants to try Sailing like AS is doing now. Supporting grass root classes and clubs is a great start to growing the sport. Spend more time retaining new members and their families. You grow any fleet from the back 1/3 of the fleet, not the front. 

     

    I look at the Optimist fleet as a classic example. Dad get kid Sailing and both dad and kid join the local club, 2 memberships.  Dad  gets pissed off at the politics from both the association and AS only pushing the Olympic path way and the top sailors in the fleet and the family end up leaving the sport altogether. 2 memberships lost. 

     

    If you look at Southport Yacht Club and the fleets that are growing ? It’s the OK dinghy and the paper tiger cat. Why, cheap boats to get into, fun racing and plenty of old time fun. The OK dinghy fleet started with 2 or 3 boats and now is a fleet of 12 to 15 boats. Growing fleet and new memberships to the club. Not even a Olympic pathway Boat and very little help from AS or YQ. 

     

    Glen, it’s time both AS and you get out of fantasy land. Grow the back half of the fleet and the sport will grow, numbers will increase and more medals and world championships will come as the cream will always rise to the top and get your hands out of the back pocket of the new sailors as it’s a loosing deal for the sport.

     

    Pulpit

    David Pullin 

     

     

    I’m buying you a beer... well said, that man.

  5. On 1/31/2020 at 3:38 PM, duncan (the other one) said:

    Way to encourage participation, AS!

    Rule 46 of the Racing Rules of Sailing currently has a prescription that after three races, all crew of any race shall be a club member; and that Australian Sailing was reviewing the requirement.

    From 1 January 2021 the Australian Sailing prescription to the rule will be amended to require that all crew of any race are members of an affiliated club; and also registered with Australian Sailing- regardless of the number of races they have competed in.

     

    So no, you can't take a mate for a ride in a race to give him some experience.  You can't take the kids' friends from school along for a ride in a local dinghy club race to give them a thrill.



     

    So next year when I want to take my six year old on a twilight race to introduce her to the sport I love... she’ll need to be a club member?

     

    And when I travel to other Freo and SA members kindly offer to take myself and the missus for an afternoon race on the river (where is Poodle?) then my wife also has to have club membership?

     

    That’s officially fucked.

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  6. On 1/28/2020 at 1:12 AM, mikewof said:

    You and Meli could open a nightclub together ...

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    Scroll down to this gif while playing “I’m farming and I grow it.”

     

    It’s spooky how well that fits....

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  7. 6 hours ago, Mr. Nice Guy said:

    AKA Lonleyboy 15 (and numerous sock puppets)

    Who are the sockpuppets that belong to Mr. LB15? 

    He doesn’t need sock puppets... Sock puppets are for people who care what other people think. Or who want to hide.

     

    LB15 is neither of those things.

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  8. 2 minutes ago, Flaming said:

    For the life of me I do not understand why IRC does not move to an inshore/offshore cert but only allowing changes to things such as dimensions and numbers of sails, and maybe a Symetric/A-sail swap. What would be the downside?

    An even worse arms race than currently exists?

  9. 1 hour ago, jack_sparrow said:

    Jason don't get me wrong I agree. In fact a thinking purchaser would, with JC's concurrence, ignore any potential conflict and engage him in a heartbeat for the reasons you say. Then again surveys go beyond transactions like insurance renewal/changes and transport insurance for JC campaigning her in Europe this year etc.

    Got to keep the crowd here guessing :-)

    Watch my left hand.....

  10. 57 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

    Sven Runow of Assess Marine sails on Comanche so you would think a bit close to home and conflicted for it to be a "purchasers survey."

    He was also pretty instrumental in getting Bumblebee (Jim’s other boat) off the beach in one piece, rather than in several small ones but there’s no reason he can’t be there as simply an “interested party / owner’s rep.” How many really good marine surveyors are there with knowledge of a yacht that big and complex?

     

    Sven spent a lot of years in the Oats camp, so he’s got experience across more than just the big Indian. Plus - he’s a genuinely nice guy to boot. 

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