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  1. So stainless steel, an iron compound with added carbon, counts as organic?
  2. You’ve certainly been amusing for all these years
  3. I had similar worries about my j-33 a s I was in the process of selling, turned out to be solid fg.
  4. nice, thank you. The ban is from 'all club activities', under club bylaws. The skipper did come to the racing area, start, apparently sail the course, and submit a finish time. It was a rabbit start and self submitted times under our SIs. They did not attend the required skippers meeting before the race, as per the SIs. So, I'm thinking dsq is appropriate for that race. The SIs are silent on the issue as you might expect, and there was no protest.
  5. So hypothetically, when doing the scoring calculations for a clubs season long series of weekend races, if a competitor got banned from the club activities mid way through the series, how should their score be carried ? Its low score, no throw outs, so DSE / DSQ isn't relevant, DSQ seems right but an argument is being made for dnc. To me, DNC implies a legitimate entry which is forbidden by the ban. Just not scoring the boat seems like a decent approach too, but that violates the rule requiring all competitors being scored for the entire series, so I lean towards DSQ. No danger of the boat
  6. The COVID protocols at the club were all instituted by the board and officers, so probably an ad hoc committee. They had effectively given up racing in 2020 and struggled to get organized this year, with poor attendance compared to previous years. the regatta org was also very late and, shall we say left the impression of being disharmonious. That said, except for this, which is entirely a single individual behaving selfishly, it went fine and was well run by people who are quite experienced. So far as I know, there have not been any similar incidents in the pnw over the last year, and no r
  7. Probably correct, I’m under the impression that something like >half of the boats had the skipper or a rep complain to the pro and/or rc and more individuals, so I would expect it to proceed in any case, as a process of the event rather than the club.
  8. 1.) dnc the whole second day, which had the only races. day one was a bust. So, no awards possible. 2.) not specifically, but the club operated under the state guidelines at the time of the event. basically masks on indoors and/or when social distancing not possible. ok to remove when seated and eating or drinking. isolate if symptomatic or close contact. 3.) yes, often an officer, past commodore even. Acted as 'greeter' for out of town boats. --- yes, temporary suspension under club bylaws and a hearing (postponed until he recovers form Covid) wrt more serious actions
  9. It was not at all standing room only and unventilated.there was plenty of room to spread out, most people were seated, and only about 50 altogether present.
  10. In the us anyway, most team sports have a similar problem. How do you play baseball without getting on a college team or going pro after high school? For example. Old retired guys softball league? Very attractive to a 20 yr old, not great player, but likes the game. You make the cut and have time /money for ‘serious’ competition, or stop and play video games (now). Soccer, fb, etc. same. At least with club racing you can usually find a crew spot, but again, with mostly much older folks, and you’re forced to listen to zeppelin or the stones on their boats, lol. Join the yc for $500/ yr ? F
  11. Fine nits, but remember the context was analyzing the big boat fleet ratings, not many with high phrf numbers, and at the time very very few ( if any) small boats in the overall fleet had Orc certs, soo.. he used what there was.
  12. Ranger20, great pelican, Highlander, flying scot, lightning, sj 21. All come to mind immediately. I’d not pick a thistle, no nice way to overnight, and pretty easy to roll. No flotation or etc. fun boats to race for sure.
  13. typically the wind is s-sw about 85% of the time, and a normal forecast is 5-15 s-sw. systems usually come through about every 10 days or so in the winter, and are mostly southwesterlies 15-25 ish. Several times a year oct-april, winds in the 35-50 knot range, once a year or so one might be from the nw. No big nw blows this winter yet, but 2 big systems s-sw so far. wednesday and thursday night keelboat racing april -august. we most often see 8-12 knots, but none and 20 occur. there are definitely kite surfers out and about, few windsurfers. check out : http://www.bel
  14. Quite possible you won’t even make uts, maybe look at freehome.
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