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    Australian Sailing

    Overcooked and cast aside in favour of prawns on Masterchef last night.
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    Hobart Scene

    I just had that confirmed by a Kettering Yacht Club member. Does anyone know if they've had the common decency to speak with the Huon Yacht Club. I think it's ironic that a few whingers think it's too far to go to Port Huon but still go in numbers to Cygnet, only a mile or so shorter once you get up into the bay. With the PESC Clubhouse being torched we could move the Dover Regatta to Kettering too. That would boost the fleet and bring great benefits to the Dover community and businesses.
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    Australian Sailing

    The only formal members of AS are the clubs. You are a member of a club but not of AS.
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    Hobart Scene

    It came in an email from the DSS. I presume it went to all DSS members. And, therefore not to RYCT, BYC, or HYC members.
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    Hobart Scene

    I received an email the other day containing a survey about sailing intentions and preferences. One of the questions was something like , "Would you participate in the Pipe Opener Series if the function location was moved closer to Hobart?" The Pipe Opener is over 50 years old, not only opening the Hobart summer series, but also brought Hobart boats to the original Huon Regatta which dates back over 150 years and continues today with the Cock of the Huon, Race 2 of the Pipe Opener Series. Are they planning on moving Port Huon closer to Hobart? Or do they have absolutely no respect for the country club they partner with and an event dating back to 1852? Imagine if the CYCA sent out an email suggesting, "Would you participate in the Sydney to Hobart if the function location was moved closer to Sydney?"
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    Australian Sailing

    So a not so little birdie tells me that Yachting Tasmania is being wound up, and despite clause 24 of the constitution saying that all assets will be returned to the member clubs on wind up, the board will get around this by voting to transfer all cash to Australian Sailing in Sydney before winding up the incorporated association. And this just when one member club, PESC, has been burnt down and is desperate for support.
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    Cunny Funt on the FP

    If you don't think he's got a point, he has got a point.
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    Australian Sailing

    Arrest made yesterday apparently. Word is that the whole heritage building will be demolished. All gone. Some insurances were in place, whether these will be enough is another question Look we might slag off Australian sailing but here's an anecdote. Ten years ago the local council proposed re-routing a road through the public open space at Dover (population approx 500), cutting off the Port Esperance Sailing Club's direct access to the beach for our dinghy sailing. On behalf of the club (and as part of a wider community group) I led the campaign against the proposal. One Sunday night, and after I'd had a couple of reds, my phone rang. Unlisted number. On the off chance, maybe affected by those couple of reds, I answered it. It was Phil Jones, CEO of Australian Sailing, ringing me, Vice Commodore of a club with maybe 50 members, wanting to run past me a draft of a letter that AS was going to send to the Huon Valley Council in support of our tiny club. The CEO of Australian Sailing directly intervened in his own time on a Sunday night to help one of the smallest affiliated clubs in Australia. I'm not directly involved in the management of PESC anymore. I don't know if Yachting Tasmania or AS have reached out to help but it would be appreciated if they did.
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    Australian Sailing

    A sad day. This club has been the cornerstone of my existence for 25 years. Port Esperance Sailing Club, southernmost yacht club in Australia burnt down. Arson.
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    Australian Sailing

    Who says AS never does anything for us? https://www.sailing.org.au/e-sailing/esailing-national-challenge/?utm_source=National+Members+-+Nautical+News&utm_campaign=eed4c979a9-NN_Easter+Message+2020_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_822a499649-eed4c979a9-96793473
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    Australian Sailing

    And now it's become NZ Sailing. Who let the Kiwis out? But seriously, how would or does the NZ national body deal with some of the issues raised in the last 19 pages of this thread?
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    Commercial qualifications - advice

    Get a Coxswains ticket as a stepping stone. He should have enough sea time. Sign it off on an AMSA Sea Service Record. Coxswains will get him onto the commercial stepladder. Initially he'll be limited to driving boats <12m but it will give him credibility. I would think that the recreational superyacht scene would be drying up employment wise but trading ships would not. Salmon farms in Tasmania always have jobs for people with Coxswains, but don't steal my students' jobs eh!
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    Australian Sailing

    Do I have to spell it out for you??? http://angry-pirate.urbanup.com/673860
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    Australian Sailing

    Oh, come on. It's an Angry Pirate, not a pirate eye. You should know better. You've seen my Sabre.
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    Australian Sailing

    WTF? I did watch it. See above. Sorry if I write proper guv. Youse wouldn't fink 6th generation Van Diemonian lags like me could be so erudite your honour. Fuck youse an all.
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    Australian Sailing

    Well I watched the video of the " terrifically intelligent, level headed and funny chap," (draw your own conclusions as to that!), and found that nothing happens if you're offended. I'm guessing that's if you're not ... white, male, rich, Christian, Western, or any of the other groups to which we might fortuitously belong. Fuck me, we are sailors, yacht owners, we are the walking, sailing entitled. But I digress. Here's the Steve Hughes "great piece." But back to your excuse. Maybe your use of the Australian N-word for your handle was just due to a misunderstanding. Like Trevor Noah, another terrifically intelligent, level headed and funny chap - for a black guy - misunderstands this. And in future, Ask A Black. Apologies if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. If so, you can apologise to your family on my behalf, and on yours.
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    Australian Sailing

    Says the man who is proud of his nickname which is at best a perjorative reference to indigenous Australians (and at worst racist), and takes the moral high ground for not using his "favourite Tasmanian material" (presumed to be the usual stereotypical slurs of being inbred, two heads, ignorant etc) because someone (not me, I wouldn't dare) questioned if he lived in a suburb of Brisbane. Hmmm, who has the inferiority complex here? Didn't I have a boat called that? Oh, no, that was Oedipus Complex. Because I'm Tasmanian. And I really loved my Mumm.
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    Australian Sailing

    Don't even think starting with that line of attack. And really, if you want to appear all cultured and enlightened then is your handle really that appropriate in the 21st century? And finally can you and Jack just pull your heads in and take your little debate about a Brisbane farmer's market somewhere else where someone might give a shit? Every bit of credibility we have in attacking AS just goes out the window. So, as a segue, from COVID-19 back to AS, I got my membership bill from my Hobart club this week. They've only charged for 6 months considering the circumstances. Considering my circumstances: limited access to my boat (that I've already paid separately in advance to store there), no organised sailing, no access to the club facilities (I'm not going to drive 85 km to get some takeaways), then I'm not getting much for my money, if anything. But I am still earning a salary unlike many so I will pay, if only to keep the club employees paid, but I would object strongly if any of my reduced subs went to AS, because the tiny thing I do get from them (administration of the sport of yacht racing) is not available to me for the foreseeable future. So, does anyone know if AS is giving the clubs relief from capitation or banding fees at the moment?
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    Australian Sailing

    No, don't bring your NSW virus into my neck of the woods. Stay home. FFS FKT.
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    Australian Sailing

    Latest on Mr Stanaway's Facebook page, noting that he didn't post it here: https://www.sailingresources.org.au/news/decision-to-race/ AS spitting in the face of members again. Check out the comments on FB, free for all, don't have to be a friend. Then maybe read an earlier post on the Sail Numbers change where a senior employee of a Royal yacht club in Tasmania refers to, "tight-arse" boat owners. Those would be the owners that pay his wages. Complete arrogance. Any coincidence that he was the RO who made the call to start the race in the conditions.
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    20-25' Sport boat Suggestions

    So, slower than a Thompson 7 then.
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    20-25' Sport boat Suggestions

    Thompson 7.
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    Australian Sailing

    Maybe we should rename this thread the RQYS is a Hypersensitive Group of Muppets as it seems to be now dominated by topics related to the mismanagement of that club. They can't ban people who aren't members so in that light maybe it might be beneficial for the RQYS stalkers to mull over this anarchy thread from 2007. Spoiler alert - the club involved did not proceed with any action.
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    Australian Sailing

    That doesn't help the sailor from Club A who has no right to appeal the ruling of Club B as he is not a member of said club. And can any member of Club B who thinks that their committee member should have been reprimanded for assaulting the visiting sailor appeal to AS? And you do know this one. Just a matter of whether you had skins in the game or erin on the wrong side.
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    Australian Sailing

    Ask Lydia.