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    #IsolateRussia

    It is clear, that Russia does not behave according to the rules and laws of the international community. It is also clear, that Putin has not, and probably will not, give 2 hoots about most of the sanctions being contemplated and implemented today. But perhaps, just perhaps, as he has no...
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    Sailing Club Management: safety & helpers

    Hi I am in the management team of a sailing club in Switzerland. We have about 300 members, a relatively moribund regatta programme and a pretty thriving junior sailing programme. We're trying to pep things up a bit, without going too overboard, and have come across 2 problems, that I am sure...
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    Where's my content? Why do racing vids always look like promos?

    Busy schedules and differing time zones do not always allow me to watch live all the racing and events I would like to watch. But no problem, we live in the age of YouTube and Vimeo and all the races are recorded and can be played back, right? Wrong. There usually find 2 kinds of racing videos...
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    How much work is this lay up?

    Hi Because of some stupid work done on my boat, before I bought it, the deck by the mast foot was showing quite deep cracks. I had them repaired and the mast base extended a little and levelled out, so that the mast foot (which is a custom metal job to allow the mast to be lowered) would be...
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    Two AC Puzzles

    Having followed the AC on SA for a long time now, I have come across 2 questions, mainly of motivation and drive. This topic was spurred by a reference to a Sailworld article in a different post...
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    BARF is Barking

    OK, Ben Ainsley now has really done it - he is a fucking idiot and not a tribute to sailing with his pumped up charges. In todays Olympic race he was called out by 2 competitors (danish and dutch) that he had hit the mark and should make a penalty turn. He said that this was a "ganging up"...
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    The gaga-eyed FP article: the 2nd coming of multis

    The article on the FP about the poor misty eyed French going on about how multihulls were such forgotten children, no one loved them, they were misunderstood and so much better than anything else, followed by a diatribe / conspiracy theory (don't know which it was) on the bad bad people in the...
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    SA Front page SOW ("sail of the week")

    The SA front page today made me chuckle, as these boats actually sail in some of the regattas I take part in occassionally. They have now changed their sails and I believe only have one with the girl. They used to have this girl: But also this one: I always wondered how they picked who...
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    The best sailors in the world

    All this insistent talk on the AC website claiming the "best sailors in the world" over and over again (who are they trying to convince :-)) got me thinking. Are the AC sailors really the best sailors in the world? And how would you prove it? If you take the premise of the AC teams consist of...
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    A worthy contest for all?

    All this talk about the compelling nature of the broadcast, the contest etcetera made me think about what is the missing ingredient. I made the comment about EB joining, in another thread, because it would be fascinating to have such a strong (in terms of interest, capability and the capacity...
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