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    Metaphysics and existentialism - oh and sailing

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  1. Have to agree with this. The clubs that allowed to have their own prefix - A, MH etc, can require a new owner to remove the prefix, but that's about it. It is interesting looking the AS list of sail numbers to see how many have old owner's names, or none at all. I sail on a 1932 classic, and we use the sail number we believe it originally had - paying no fees to AS. My advice would be to just keep using whatever number is on your sails - unless the previous owner wants to keep it.
  2. Wow - thank god there was no social media when I was on a rugby team that beat another school 104-0. I scored 26 points myself IIRC.
  3. Actually a pretty cool story: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2013/12/10/a-childhood-dream-realized-as-a-tv-car-rises-again
  4. You mean this one? https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-fend-off-matt-allen?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-16307934028-9730d16be3064185&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b
  5. Just been removed in the last six months or so - all electronic tolls now!
  6. I can imagine that the CYCA would want to run some kind of race, for the money, but a Sydney Hobart that doesn't go to Hobart is just another race - and potentially a Cat 2 race with Cat 1 requirements. Maybe a 50% reduction in Entry fees may attract people, but it will never be a Hobart race. Wasn't there an alternate Gold Coast race one year - went to Coffs and Return, or to waypoints? Only about half of the entrants did the race IIRC. If Hobart isn't possible maybe it would be better to change the date rather than the race.
  7. Thanks - in Sydney harbour, all laid marks (by Australian Sailing) MUST be rounded to starboard, so the majority of our courses are starboard roundings, and it means of course that the yacht coming in on starboard has an advantage.
  8. Why are starboard windward roundings more dangerous than port roundings?
  9. When I was about 13 my grandmother knew i was interested in sailing, so she bought me a book called "The Sea Wraith", thinking it was about sailing. It had so many raunchy bits in it I used to take it to school and we would all read it! Mum or Dad may have confiscated it...even after 50 years or so I still remember the title!
  10. Not sure - could be. I remember seeing her around the Harbour, but not specifically at SASC.
  11. I almost bought her in August 1998 - she was in Cronulla or Port Hacking at the time. Was going down to look at her and broker told me she had sold. Never heard of her since.
  12. From the verdict: There was also insufficient evidence to determine the speed at which the O'Leary boat was travelling or what speed would have been appropriate under the circumstances, the judge found. Humphrey rejected the Crown's submission that O'Leary should have considered the potential risk of an unlit boat and therefore driven at a lower speed than she did. "This submission almost suggests that no one should operate a boat at night under any circumstance," he said.
  13. You're right about Israel, but according to the studies unvaccinated people under 60 have double the number of serious cases compared with vaccinated, and over 60s have a 9 times higher rate. Israel lifted all restrictions (which Australia isn't going to do) and also their high rate of vaccination is only people over 12, and 25% of their population is under 12, so effective rate is only 60%, which is nowhere near the 80% of all people needed for herd immunity. I agree that lifting of lockdown before Christmas is very important for all state Governments, and the Federal Government. Wh
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