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  1. I think the Tasmanian clubs would be more concerned about the fact that I know you rather than my couple of meetings with TS.
  2. I'm getting the boat measured for IRC and will enter the IRC Nationals. Not eligible for the local pennant on the same waters so might as well sail in the Australian Championships - cue further crossover with the AS thread. Just waiting for someone to refuse my entry because I'm a bolshie prick.
  3. This beach is free too. And about as crowded as the nearby D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
  4. Stay tuned for the next exciting installment. Seems like someone connected with the aforementioned event leaked details of a marine traffic event (alleged CollRegs violation between a commercial power driven vessel and a competing sailing vessel) to the media, not necessarily because of the incident, but because of an ideological stance about the industry that the power driven vessel is engaged in. Let us hope that the leak didn't come from the organising authority yacht club.
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    Australian Sailing

    Yet a certain Royal club in Tasmania didn't have a problem with a Mumm 30 called Oedipus Complex with crew shirts saying "Who's Milf?"
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    Australian Sailing

    Looks like it's happening in TAS too. What will happen to a boat which races with a new crew member who doesn't have a pass? https://dssinc.org.au/2019/10/dss-signs-up-for-australian-sailings-sailpass/
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    Australian Sailing

    The surf in Far South Tasmania isn't worth talking about at the moment. Flat as. Can we get back to TS's point about the legal team. Did RQ really engage a team of external lawyers to argue its case? Is that allowed under the RRS? What status did these QC's have? Members of the club? Members of any other AS-affiliated club? Certainly not competitors in any sanctioned event. More importantly as to whether they were in possession of a day pass to be on the club premises, where do the RRS and our "self-goverened sport" stand on external legal teams being allowed to represent and argue cases in which they have no involvement whatsoever?
  8. UPDATE 2: Considering RRS 63.7, which rule will provide the fairest result for the Summer Pennant Series? The NOR (Cat 5 plus fitted VHF for all races) or the SI's - races held in Storm Bay shall be Cat 5 (as amended), while all others shall be Cat 7? Or seeing as 23 or the 38 available courses don't go out into Storm Bay do you equip the boat for Cat 7 and play the odds?? The overall point to updates 1 and 2 is that people choose to enter on the basis of the NOR - that is the advertisement. For the Summer Pennant I wouldn't enter - the NOR says my boat isn't eligible. For the series last weekend I did enter - and later was led to believe I couldn't compete when the SI's were announced. How about some consistency and logic here? People shouldn't have to resort to obscure rules like 89.2b and 63.7 for basic club racing.
  9. UPDATE 1: Not being an expert on the rules I presumed that the SI's if released after the NOR take precedence. Hence my comment that all the races in the series, even the sheltered harbour races were Cat 5 N as detailed in the SI's. The 2nd NOR however, says that this race would be Cat 7 (see pics). So in assuming that the SI's took precedence I didn't participate in any of the races. But apparently RRS 63.7 states that if there is a conflict between the NOR and the SI's then "the rule that will provide the fairest result to boats affected," will apply. So in this case would the fairest rule? The first NOR, the second NOR or the SI's?
  10. And instead of wasting one of your total 20 brave posts on this you could have at least fucked off and written something constructive somewhere else or posted a dick pick so we could have seen the most intelligent part of you.
  11. Quite inspirational. But if you reverse picture search my graphic and the term "angry pirate" you'll get something just a little different.
  12. I would love to do so, but as Snoopy lost a request for redress last year after the same clubs changed their NOR requiring entrants to have a valid IRC or AMS certificate before the summer pennant series, allowed some boats to enter the series without a certificate, then when they presented the certificates after the first race had been conducted, the clubs recalculated and backdated the results. I repeat, Snoopy LOST the process and the results stood. I've got no chance in an atmosphere like that!!
  13. That's why I called the thread "Conspiracy or Clusterfuck?" I've always said that if you suspect a conspiracy you should always make sure that it's not just incompetence. I don't think it's really against me personally. More that they realised that they had their "most dangerous" event of the year at a lower level of safety requirement than their summer pennant. Rather than sucking it up, assessing the ACTUAL risk upon the weather conditions for this weekend, the nature of the boat and the competence of the crew, and allowing the entry for this year, they decided that it was more important to cover their arse on a POTENTIAL risk basis, even though it meant breaching the RRS in terms of NOR. The much bigger picture is that Australia generally has become the Nanny State in terms of inflexible compliance and paranoia in the case of perceived risk. Thus we get the situation that the safety requirements in an organised sailing event, accompanied by a dedicated radio-relay, rescue and support vessel, in smooth, protected waters with (as Lydia said) the best VHF reception and maritime radio service in Australia, in an area where there are 12 fish farms with staff on duty 24 hours a day in a 35 mile length of the race course, are a number of levels higher than are required for unsupported recreational and commercial vessel operations in the same area. And more to the point of organised sailing; the safety requirements have been elevated above those recommended by the national body, which in turn set those standards based on international experience and consultation. Smooth inshore waters in Tasmania are not the most dangerous inshore waters in the world. So in answer to your question, they probably would rather have no one competing than risk anyone being hurt in an event they organised. Yes Minister, no one can die in a hospital with no patients.
  14. Just to be clear - the issue of the radio is not the main problem. I could have bolted on an inoperable one or zip tied a handheld to the boat. The issue is that the club changed the safety requirements after I had entered, after they had indicated that I had complied, changed the NOR after entries closed (Contrary to RRS 89.2b) in order to prevent me from competing. Aaarrrggghhh!!!
  15. Why don't ye be stickin a belayin pin up ye fundamental ye scurvied son of a sea hag! Better?
  16. By "Hobart boats" I presume that you are arrogantly referring to boats which have "done a Hobart", ie competed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (don't mention those other "to Hobart" ocean races) as opposed to boats that are actually from Hobart?
  17. I suspect the RC argued all right. The first thing a PC does is establish if the protest is valid. This normally takes a few minutes. This hearing took over an hour to decide that the protest was not valid. That's a lot of time considering.
  18. On ABC news now. Ruled that BJ had an interest and should have protested. They didn't so protest dismissed.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    No, he started and finished under those sails. It was blowing 30 and he didn't want to risk the kids and other passengers. Most were from the Huon Yacht Club. Loyal sailed under HYC flag that year. Langman owned the pub at Kermandie (Port Huon).
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Blowing SW30+ in Dover right now. A quick trip home for the Indian.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    He was circumspect up until he said, "It was a moral victory." WTF? What does he think morals are? He is clearly a sociopath. This, combined with the previous "rules are different" call indicates that he thinks that the rules that we all have to play by do not apply to him. Considering the way that he has been seen to be treating his crew (previous years' start line footage) I suspect he may also be a psychopath. Thank god that Sandy Oatley was there to politely pick up the pieces. But even he said that they would have to think about whether they come back next year. What does that mean? The Oatleys have had enough? Of the boat, of the race, or of their skipper?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Where have you been for the last 24 hours???
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Sailor Girl live has gone down.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Sailor Girl just said the wind is definitely from the west but both of them are on starboard, cracked sheets. Sounds like the nor-easterly is filling in again. Both in the middle in the tide. Should have stuck to the east. But as it's a match race then..