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    SailPass around Australia

    You would be hard pressed to prove it in the evidence provisions of a protest room. At least one Sydney club already has such an amendment. Regardless, as mentioned, you could just do it as an additional entry criteria. In which case RRS 46 need not be amended.
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    SailPass around Australia

    AS have been pretty explicit that they do not mandate how a club uses the SailPass system, and do not take a cut of the proceeds.
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    SailPass around Australia

    They write it into NOR and/or SI's. "All crew shall be a financial member or temporary financial member of ${CLUB}. Temporary membership is available via the SailPass system. this amends RRS 46" Job done. In my scan about the place, I have found several such examples. Some are better...
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    SailPass around Australia

    What I'm talking about is AS said "we've made this rule, here's the means to give everyone effectively free AS membership, you get to decide how much you charge" Some clubs charged nothing, Some clubs charge something... ...Some clubs went "fsck that, I'm going to charge even AS members to...
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    SailPass around Australia

    Again, that's the club's choice. Despite what you think of AS, it is the club that has actively made this choice. If we feel the clubs are making this choice in error, what are the clubs missing to make better decisions on this? My practical experience is smaller organisations don't...
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    SailPass around Australia

    The thing is, given the way Sail Pass is administered, clubs are making active choices to use SailPass as a revenue stream. While AS have provided the tool, this is in theory, a grass roots choice to wield it in this way. I actually support the idea of SailPass for non-as members. For...
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    SailPass around Australia

    I tend to agree, especially crew. Sure charge a visiting boat a race entry, but IMHO, one of the great things about our sport is the accessibility of the sport to crews who want to go sailing. At a minimum, so much of the discussion and information on SailPass is about non-AS members. It is...
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    SailPass around Australia

    Breaking this out specifically, I'm curious how your (Australian) club has introduced SailPass. There is some standard wording kicking around as follows: "SailPass is a way for people who aren’t already a Member of a sailing club to be eligible to sail in ${CLUB} races in accordance with Rule...
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    Australian Sailing

    I've moved to a new area, and the local club in this area wants visiting AS members to buy a $15 sailpass for each race. I'm not sure that was the original intent of the system (at least as I understood it) and was surprised to hear other clubs are doing something similar.
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    Australian Sailing

    Flappy sails are unhappy sails... most of the time... ...I'm actually qualified to tell you that.  
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    Australian Sailing

    I think from memory, the safety at sea training calls that keeping warm.
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    Tiller Extension Advice Wanted

    I have a thirty footer.   Ronstan dinghy extension works just fine.  If you're halling that hard on the extension you have other problems.
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    Who is stand-on?

    And that's fine, but two yachts on a pleasure cruise heading in two different directions in what sounds basically like open water should never be in the position they need rules to avoid bumping in to each other.    There are two fundamental principles I live by out on the water: 1) I have...
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    Australian Sailing

    Where T.F is Cid Harbour?   I mean, i grew up halfway between brisbane and hammo, thought I had sailed to most places on that strip of coast.  Never heard of Cid Harbour. Gladstone or Keppel would be about half way.   A few sharks, and less crocs but just as many box jellies as Airlie...
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    Who is stand-on?

    Yup....  Always assume the other boats will do something stupid and act accordingly, Ideally well before you need to.
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    Who is stand-on?

    I dunno, it sounds like the other boat is being precious to me.   Assuming both boats are keeping a proper look out then the risk of collision should be low, unless one or boat are limited in manoeuvrability.  If you are looking out, then you have to assume the other person isn't.     you're...
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    Navier 27 (from the FP)

    PS, I'd be stoked to have a boat called a Navier...
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    Navier 27 (from the FP)

    technically, a solution can still be trivial even if the problem is difficult or complex.  It is probably more correct to relate non-trivial to complicatedness. just say'n...
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    Better on one tack than the other upwind

    Well there you go.  that makes sense. the way I think about this is to imagine bending a batten.   If you take a batten and bend it , it forms a fair curve.   If you push that curve one side or the other, one side becomes more round, and the other becomes more straight.  If you bend the batten...
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    Better on one tack than the other upwind

    Depends on what the other settings are.  Someone is trying to induce bend lower down the mast.  Typically that results in a straighter mast from the spreaders upwards.   Means a flatter main at the bottom but fuller mid and top sections.  Also might result in less forestay tension as the mast...
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