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  1. He was president for many years but it was founded in 1925, so I'm not sure he could be given credit for the ideas.
  2. In the present tense? Nothing like a good old cliché, is there. Boarding schools today are full of the children of the Asian wealthy, here to learn English, and army brats, whose places are paid for by the taxpayer. As far as other children of the British go, boarders are an endangered species. Apart from which, "royals" are not aristocracy, the latter being a lesser breed entirely.
  3. He was the figurehead for it, which is good as far as it goes. In practical terms, it was introduced by John Hunt, who also led the first successful ascent of Everest.
  4. Yes. But that was the previous generation.
  5. I'd like to see BA as skipper/tactician and a younger helm. Mozzy has discussed candidates for the latter.
  6. Actually you listed alternate helms. Not skippers. Not necessarily the same thing.
  7. The statement by Boat Tech S.r.l. is quite amusing, as they seem to consider some competition to be the same as "unfair competition". Given their "diligence and professionalism", surely they cannot have much to fear from the interloper. https://scholar.smu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2427&context=til is perhaps interesting background reading. It seems terminating an exclusive agent in Italy is akin to divorce. Compensation may be involved.
  8. Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1192133531242289
  9. A yacht club cannot be a charity in the UK because there is a defined list in law of charitable objectives which a yacht club does not fit. However they can certainly be a limited company and there are good reasons to go that route. We’ve been through all this.
  10. The DoG default is1:1. Anything else needs mutual consent, which means agreement between challenger and defender. That is the answer to your question.
  11. It is not a consumer brand but it has a crap public image and has good business reasons to want to improve that. That is why Radcliffe is buying up sports teams that can be (mis)-represented as national. "the only reason he is here is to win the cup using his own money. realistically there is nobody else in the UK who can write those kind of checks." Absolute nonsense. UK is the 5th biggest economy in the world, with £B£s to match.
  12. By all means. I am no fan at all of the present UK government.
  13. I ought to know better than post in this circle-jerk thread but here goes. I live in UK and for reasons I'm not going to detail, I am in a position to have experienced xenophobia, such as it exists. The comments linked above are from three years ago. There was, to some extent, xenophobic feeling at the time, expressed by a small number of people frustrated by, as they saw it, obstruction of the Brexit they had voted for. You would come across people who felt compelled to make comments. That feeling has largely been diffused. I am not arguing Brexit to have been a good thing, far from it.
  14. Fleet-building is not "dumping". I have a sense you'd an interest in knocking RS and I wonder why that might be.
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