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    CYC Race to Mackinac - Front Page

    @Editor Providence won the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy, for the slower half of the fleet.  nosuprise (J-111) won the original Mackinac Cup, for the faster half of the fleet.
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    kill the olympics

    It appears we do not have consensus on what defines having COVID managed well enough to have a large multi-national event.  Not that there is ever consensus for anything in this forum. :o I do however believe that some of the US teams are actually very competitive and medal contenders. ...
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    kill the olympics

    Ed posted a piece suggesting that the 2021 Olympics should be cancelled due to "high" covid case rates in Japan. Japan has managed Covid so well that a small increase suddenly is creating an outsized response. California only got below the per capita rate of Japan's spike last week but has...
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    When a penalty isn't a penalty?

    Don't get too existential about it. A penalty that appears to not be arbitrary was given by the jury.  Trying to beat down weekend warriors is not helpful, that's my point about the level of the event.
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    When a penalty isn't a penalty?

    That is extreme.  There is no basis to say that because someone didn't do turns that they violated Rule 2 Fair Sailing.  This happens all of the time and very likely B347 didn't feel that an alteration was needed / they kept clear. I'm not saying that it was "only a little nuisance" but to get...
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    When a penalty isn't a penalty?

    What was not clear in the original post is whether B347 was willing to accept the arbitration penalty.  If so, then there is more sense in the Jury just deciding that the 30% is the right penalty to apply.  The 4 points wasn't an arbitrary number that just kept the boat having 1st place.
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    When a penalty isn't a penalty?

    So with the penalty, B347 remained in 1st overall by 1 point but would have dropped to 7th with a DSQ.  You finished in 6th overall. B347 did pass astern, so other than a late alteration he did not benefit from the foul. (Interested to hear if you believe otherwise) Jury past judgement on your...
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    Going into the gybe, the twing on the old sheet wasn't tightened. Trimmer let the clew go way to far forward, should be able to complete a gybe with the kite centerlined. No one tripped the pole. Driver error (as is always the case :D ) BTW - If you have never done this, you're not pushing...
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    Getting Rid of Expired Flares

    We fired a few off the dock of a friends house in Miami, one parachute flare floated down over the Coast Guard station, into the water. Amazingly nothing happened, no RIB came around but that was the last one set off that night.
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    CYC-Race to Mackinac Live

    At about 2:00 pm CDT they will be able to confirm that they have won their division. Likelihood of someone beating them now, 1:1,000,000
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    What is the definition of "maintaining your course"?

    TNZ got into trouble because once A lined them up, they did not start altering course to avoid. They let the gap close as A held a straight line course and then TNZ turned down sharply. At that point the gap closed to a point that A felt was too close, so they turned to weather and flew the Y...
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    How much is Larry going to pay to get Russell?

    Mascalzone Latino, RC has been doing enough sailing w/ Vincenzo over the past few years and they (ML) are ready for the primetime.
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    KWRW Day 3

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    Mumm 30 Worlds On The Water

    This has been the case in the class from the beginning. I've sailed 3 worlds, 98, 00, 02 and numerous KWRW's and NOOD's. The class leadership doesn't want change because some of them are the problem. Same reason they want all the restrictions on sponsorship, keep the class for the rich...
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    Mumm 30 Worlds

    Please! These should all be in the top 10 Foreign Affair - Especially if windy and choppy Asterix - Same 2 0f 3 Italians Mean Machine Groovederci Pegasus - Shark Barking Mad Sixx - Sleeper Next Level Pegasus - Philippe Illusion Tramp The other Italian Twins - ??