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  1. Rando


    We had an issue with our Atlas 1. I was impressed and pleased with the Sales Support team at Vakaros. We got ourselves an Atlas 2. It is brighter, crisper, and has a better battery. I like the wireless charging. We are still learning the new features of the new unit.
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    where in the world

    That style of bridge is a cantilever truss bridge. This one slightly unusual with two main spans. A common type of bridge until recent decades. Now cable-stayed bridges are in fashion (and can in fact be a quite efficient type of bridge). I know a fair bit about bridges, work for a bridge...
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    STC BI Race

    We practiced for a few hours, tested a few sails.  Our instruments read into the mid-20' but might have been over-reading a bit.  Definitely not boat-breaking conditions.  Kudos to Dawn for getting her teams some useful experience.   I see both sides to the cancelation.  I lean towards "Should...
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    Who’s boat?

    With 99.44% confidence:  Fortissimo 2, one of the few IC37's with twin wheel steering instead of a tiller.  
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    Team NYYC

    I would like to see the "SailX" syndicate compete for USA.  Elon Musk has a lot of good controls systems engineering talent at Tesla, SpaceX, probably Boring Co., too. And he's got money. 
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    espo is a dick

    Came out of retirement (self-imposed exile?) this past weekend? Calling tactics on the scratch boat at AYC? 
  7. Rando

    In the slings at Norwalk Cove

    It'll buff out? 
  8. Rando

    8 Bells for Tony Esposito.

    This is a sad loss for the Esposito family, team Hustler, and the sport of sailing.  God bless you, Tony, and your family. 
  9. Rando

    Would you crew on a boat where the owner has 'opposite' political views?

    I've had the good fortune to sails with folks of both major political opinions.  Strongly held beliefs.  Implacable, even. 95% or 99% of the time we are busy talking about sailing while on the boat.  Politics (and sports) are distractions from racing.  I've snapped at teammates to "talk about...
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    Moosehead Awards

    NYYC should have earned one for the Annual Regatta (but not sure if geographically they are in the "jurisdiction" of the esteemed Moosehead competition.)
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    AYC Spring Series 2019

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    Vineyard Race 2018

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    video evidence

    I was in the race.  I know divisions 2+ were sent on a different course from division PHRF 1 and IRC 1.  I would have thought their course was shorter than the 13-miler Division 1 sailed.  That might mean that the fleet scoring is not entirely accurate when comparing the divisional results, but...
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    2018 American Yacht Club Spring Series

    I will participate.
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    Vineyard Race 2017

    In with the 57-footer.
  16. Rando

    espo is a dick

    WB, Alan.  
  17. Rando

    I need a new phone, you make the call

    No 6, I just saw this thread. You have received a bunch of good info above, and a very good phone. Your new phone is water resistant not water proof. There is a difference. But water resistant is a pretty good defence against casual splashes. Me, I use a Sony Xperia Z3 which is waterproof...
  18. Rando

    Moosehead 2015

    Edith, thanks for the clarifications. I hadn't realized that the Moosehead Committee actually had a "positive" award. We usually snicker about RC disasters and ask ourselves, "Moosehead?" My vote for "could have gone a LOT better" would have been Gearbuster.
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    vineyard race 2015....a little over a week to go

    In on the flying dinosaur. Yep wind looks dismal, I agree that forecasts so far out are bound to change.
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    VOR Leg 9 Lorient to Gothenburg via The Hague

    My tracker isn't working on this computer. What do we figure Alvi's margin is until the next boat arrives? Anybody have a forecast for wind / current for the restart?

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