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    Australian Sailing

    Correct, those Norwegian salmon would have been farmed. They grow 1.4 million tonnes a year there. But Norwegian farmed salmon is actually fattier than Tasmanian farmed salmon. The water is colder so they need more oil in the feed.
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    Australian Sailing

    I call bullshit on that. Tassal have not had a major fish escape for years. The last big loss was in May 2018 in the huge South Easterly storm that caused major flooding in Hobart. Huon Aquaculture lost 120,000 when an entire cage was broken.
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    Australian Sailing

    Now I'm really confused. If a RO starts a race in adverse conditions, or willingly sends the fleet on a course inappropriate to the safety requirements of the Sailing Instructions they prepared, and to which all the owners have complied, and warns the competitors to be prudent and mindful of RRS4, and someone is injured, who is responsible and/òr negligent: a) the crew person who chose of their own free (and unpaid) will to be on the boat; b) the owner/skipper or person in charge of the vessel; c) the Race Officer executing their discretion to conduct events under SI's they prepared; d) the Commodore as the employer of the RO, paid or volunteer; e) or AS if it is a National Championship where AS is a party (even if "delegated" to a club as Organising Authority) or where the club is operating under the formal advice as quoted above from AS? THE CULTURE AT THE TOP LIFTS THE GAME AND AVOIDS INCIDENTS.
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    Australian Sailing

    I must admit that I found it bizarre that Glen, as such a very recently arrived resident of Hobart chose to run for election to the Hobart City Council. Tasmania is a very insular place. You have to be some one or know someone or be related to someone to have any credibility and "blow ins" (ie newcomers) have to earn our respect. I've met Glen twice. He seems OK. No obvious delusions of grandeur. He certainly reads local yacht club politics well. But the run for council? WTF? Conspiracy theories aside, I don't think that AS set Glen up as a pasty to get onto the Hobart City Council to have influence on planning decisions, even in the state with the highest boat ownership per capita in Australia.
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    Australian Sailing

    Some FB responses from GRS.
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    Australian Sailing

    See Page 11 post 1025 of this thread. Also this on the Sydney to Hobart 2019 thread. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/203249-sydney-to-hobart-2019/&do=findComment&comment=6853794
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    Australian Sailing

    Ha! But not if it's the Australian IRC Championships apparently.
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    Australian Sailing

    Now back to our usual program. GRS is talking up the benefits of Sail Pass on his Facebook page. Gremlins with my crap tablet won't let me post it here. Seems like the RYCT employee involved in the recent AS IRC Championships let down is attacking a former director of his own club on the issue. Professionalism. That's why I recommend you send your children to state schools.
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    Australian Sailing

    Oh my fucking god. In summary. Rich cunt assaults woman. Rich cunt gets fined $5000 and has conviction recorded. Rich cunt realises that conviction might get him thrown out of exclusive yacht club. Rich cunt appeals on the basis of, "I'll pay the chicken feed $5K, just don't record the conviction, oh, and by the way, that woman I beat up was a slut." All because he didn't want to be kicked out of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron? Groucho Marx said two things about clubs. 1. I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member. 2. I've a good mind to join a club and hit you over the head with it. In summary, no right thinking person should remain a member of that club.
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    Australian Sailing

    I'd like to see his reaction if they tried! But in case they do, and Kettering, Cygnet, Port Esperance members are forced to pay up, then tit for tat will see the prospective revenue from entrants in the Cygnet Regatta, Dover Regatta and Pipe Opener go through the roof.
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    That's a Sport Boat?

    Except for all the Australian and New Zealand Sportsboat designs that whip them upwind and down.
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    Australian Sailing

    As the first big Hobart event of the year run by an individual club, as opposed to pennant racing under the auspices of the Combined Clubs, will BYC be implementing the Sail Pass requirement for all non BYC members competing in the Crown Series? And if not, as I hope, why not?
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    Australian Sailing

    My small club in Far South Tasmania has maintained its affiliation to AS for a number of years even though we only run one actual event conducted under the RRS, our Easter Regatta. This is our biggest annual revenue raiser from entries, bar and food sales. Plus it has a certain historic value, 160+ years old. Though I bet for the first 130 years no bloody fee was played to anyone. We've maintained the affiliation for pretty much all the reasons that AS threatened Noosa with: insurance, so boats from affiliated clubs can enter without fear etc, etc. BUT - if individuals who want to sail maybe once or twice, certainly up to 3 times a year can now do so by buying an affordable Day Pass, how about the option for a private club which wants to run one sailing event a year to be able to purchase a Day Club Pass? Seems more equitable than charging every single member of that club, most who never ever compete or participate in any organised on-water event a fee to support, well, to support what exactly?
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    Australian Sailing

    My small club in Far South Tasmania has maintained its affiliation to AS for a number of years even though we only run one actual event conducted under the RRS, our Easter Regatta. This is our biggest annual revenue raiser from entries, bar and food sales. Plus it has a certain historic value, 160+ years old. Though I bet for the first 130 years no bloody fee was played to anyone. We've maintained the affiliation for pretty much all the reasons that AS threatened Noosa with: insurance, so boats from affiliated clubs can enter without fear etc, etc. BUT - if individuals who want to sail maybe once or twice, certainly up to 3 times a year can now do so by buying an affordable Day Pass, how about the option for a private club which wants to run one sailing event a year to be able to purchase a Day Club Pass? Seems more equitable than charging every single member of that club, most who never ever compete or participate in any organised on-water event a fee to support, well, to support what exactly?
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    Australian Sailing

    Are you going with an outboard or in board diesel? 3.24.3 Inboard engine to SR 3.24.1, OR outboard engine with tanks, fuel supply; all securely fastened Only benefit of Cat 5 is that now they can send you "prudently" into Storm Bay with a forecast of 40 knots.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Not really possible in Div 3 as we were the only asso boat. But possible to mix the courses up a bit. Instead of 5 straight up and down windward leewards (2 with only a 1nm course length) they could have run 3 WL's and 2 races with a triangle leg. The breeze shifted so far left in Race 6 - they didn't move the top mark - that the last run was a reach anyway. That's never happened in any other nationals I've sailed in.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Not all the boats were necessarily offshore capable, especially in Div 3 where the majority of boats had not recently competed in the S2H, M2H or L2H. It was a Cat 5 regatta. The RO was well aware of the conditions and the configuration of the boats and in SMS and VHF communication strongly advised competitors to be prudent in their decision to compete. The RO was not prudent in the choice of course however. Where there were options for courses in more sheltered waters (ie the D'Entrecasteaux Channel) the RO chose to send the fleet into Storm Bay with a forecast of 40 knots. I know clubs absolve themselves of blame by falling back on RRS 4, but where there is a choice of safer courses, yet they choose the more dangerous option, then there must be some Duty of Care issue here. One crew member had to be lifted off and taken to hospital. Apart from the risk to safety there was also the risk to fair competition by this decision. One third of the Div 1 fleet had to retire from the passage race with damage. Quest destroyed their main and one of their kites. With Race 6 being abandoned for Div 1 there was no drop.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    There was no Div 4. Do you mean the boat that came 4th in Div 3 beat the winner of Div 2 in 3 of the 5 races? And there were actually 6 races for Divs 2 and 3. The last race for Div 1 was abandoned.
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    Australian Sailing

    https://www.yachtingchamps.org.au/news/australian-yachting-championships-be-careful-what-you-wish-for/
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    With the time you spent putting together that smartarse reply and irrelevant pic you could have checked out the Australian Sailing thread and found the answer.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    So three Div 1 boats that finished in the top results in the S2H last week got smashed in a Cat 5 passage race in the IRC Nationals in Hobart today and had to retire. At least another one had damage. Maybe the course was a little optimistic for the conditions?
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    Australian Sailing

    The first to announce our retirement. Another boat retired before us but forgot to radio in until halfway home. We had 30+ knots of breeze beam reaching just before the Iron Pot. With 9nm downwind to the mark we thought we'd put the boat onto the wind to see what it would be like on the way back. Fuck that for a game of soldiers. The PRO did specifically instruct skippers to be prudent considering the forecast. From the radio chatter there were quite a few retirements and a crew member lifted off and taken to an ambulance. Alive broke a masthead kite halyard. Quest shredded a kite which we witnessed the remains of. Considering the call to be prudent I would have thought a course down the Channel rather than into Storm Bay might have been more prudent. Oh, and those round ups. I wasn't driving. I was attempting to have a piss. But we did get 19 knots under the chicken kite on the way home.