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  1. J

    Where are the U.S. mostly Texas Sunfish sailors hanging out at?

    There is a super secret private F***£*** group where they post events, but that’s all I know 
  2. J

    Where are the U.S. mostly Texas Sunfish sailors hanging out at?

    You swim.  Just look out for the giant catfish…
  3. J

    Where are the U.S. mostly Texas Sunfish sailors hanging out at?

    The last Centerboard Regatta at Austin Yacht Club had something like 26 Sunfish.  Wednesday nights May-Sept usually have 10-15 boats.
  4. J

    Sunfish Worlds- Day 1- lots of equipment failures

    The word from Sarasota is that decks were delamming and that the build quality is crap.
  5. J

    Sunfish Worlds- Day 1- lots of equipment failures

    Mostly blocks, but there is one report of the deck delamming from the hill in the cockpit floor.
  6. J

    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    Fair enough. But a large percentage of college sailors never sailed or raced before college. Every high school has a gym and track. And most college programs are under-funded. You can’t put newbies in a 49er and the cost to run an Olympic development program out of college would end 75% of...
  7. J

    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    Health insurance. For real - you are young and out of college and you have to think about health insurance and paying off your student loans.  These are big issues that the folks in developed countries don’t have to deal with.  It’s not that the 26 year olds don’t want to spend their 20s racing...
  8. J

    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    But who cares? College sailing is great. Does anybody really give a shit about the Olympics?  I mean my kid could spend four years dicking  around in FJs and come out with a degree or he could spend four years dicking  around in a 49er and come out with a bronze medal and then… what? Be a...
  9. J

    Show of hands.

    I had it early - last March. Just now getting over my cough.  Memory loss is real. Long term Covid is real.
  10. J

    Sunfish Worlds- Day 1- lots of equipment failures

    All 100 supplied boats are new and all 100 have already been sold.  Word on the street 4 months ago was that the build quality was suspect and that the steep discount was there for a reason.
  11. J

    America as Cup venue?

    Except deed of gift.
  12. J

    More Dumbing Down in the Ivy League

    I both passed a pretty hard Physics qualifier and became an effective Physicist, and I don’t really think the one led to the other. If anything it got in the way. I mean it’s fun and all, in a hazing kind of way, but I already knew how to work and I already knew how to bend my mind to learn new...
  13. J

    Stanford re-instates varsity sailing...

    In a general, college is about learning and growing up and weren't the 80's great, kinda way I agree with you.  But it isn't the 80s anymore. If sailing wants to be a sport, it needs to be a sport. And sports in 2020 is not about socializing and drinking and parties. Sports is about professional...
  14. J

    2021 College Co-ed Nationals

    Standout is UCSB at 4th 
  15. J

    kill the olympics

    It is just luck that the US has spent hundreds of billions over the last 40-50 years doing intense basic research on immunology and vaccines? Just luck that there was work sitting waiting at the U. of Texas on the spike protein, as well as Moderna’s work on mRNA, that led to the first vaccine...
  16. J

    Handheld VHF in Carry-On?

    Nope not a problem. TSA guy took it out to look at it on Friday, but was more interested in the pliers.
  17. J

    With Layline and APS closed, who do you mail order from

    Rod at Vela sailing. They pick up the phone and they will take care of you.
  18. J

    Stanford re-instates varsity sailing...

    About the parties - well things are different in college sailing now.  It ain’t the 80s anymore. Varsity team athletes, for many teams, are required to act like varsity athletes and one red cup picture during a regatta weekend could get you kicked off the team. It ain’t the 80s. Schools are...
  19. J

    Stanford re-instates varsity sailing...

    There is no evidence that anyone was ever on the team, or even admitted because of donations.  John V. Has stated that there were not. The AD on the other hand seems to have been doing all sorts of dealings. Who is the more likely culprit of a pay to admit scheme - a regular Joe sailing coach...
  20. J

    Which class "SHOULD" replace the "Mixed Double Handed Offshore Keelboat"?

    With sailors that have qualified from other classes.  Hell yeah.

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