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    Which Smock to buy

    I'm in need of some new offshore gear. Doing Hobart race and some other stuff. I'm going to be on a wet boat so I'm looking at getting a smock with a drysuit seal. The option I am torn between are  1. Zhip Isotak 2 Reziseal https://www.zhik.com/isotak-2-reziseal-smock.html 2. Musto MPX Race...
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    Sailing in Brisbane

    Been a while since I've posted on here. Have recently moved to Brisbane and joined the RQYS. Looking to get sailing on a hopefully decent boat. Have plenty of experience from the bow back. Can provide a sailing CV if needed. Last few years I've been sailing on mostly 35-40foot custom IRC on...
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    Be careful what you do a Christmas Parties

    Just got sent this today. It is epic. A guy is going to propose to his girlfriend on Christmas day but finds out she gave her boss head at the Christmas party. He gets revenge...
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    SYWOC

    Cork Institute of Technology just won the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Fair play to the lads after coming second last year. Won by .9 of a point and only by winning the last race. Congrats to Nin, George, Aoife, Joe and the rest of the team. Been quite a year for Nin, won IUSA match...
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    VOR Game Upgrades

    Firstly i have to say i'm totally hooked on this game, it is very likely it will cost me my job. So since the game is still basically a work in progress and Seb takes into account some of what we have to say here what would we Anarchists like to see added to the game? (besides obviously tidying...
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    Commodore's Cup

    So do we have anybody in Cowes that can give us updates on the 2 races today? Wind looks pretty steady at 10-15 knots. Who do we think is going to do best in these conditions? From what i've heard so far the France Blue is a bit of a heavy weather team, with Lady Courrier especially liking...
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    Spinnaker pole conversion

    So i'm sailing on an A35 at the moment and the pole is set up for end to end gybes but we always use the dip pole method. If i'm going to be stuck on the bow i'd like to change the pole so its set up properly for dip. Now i figure the most important things i have to do are... 1. Move downhaul...
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    Mystery 100 footer

    A friend of mine spent the last month or so finn sailing in auckland and took a trip to cooksons and said there's a new 100 footer in build that "should" dominate the wild oats leopard and the rest. We were in the middle of a game of pub golf so i hope he didnt decide to just make it up. Any...
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    Australia Sailing

    A good mate of mine is heading off to Oz for a year or so. He's hitting melbourne first and is interested in getting some sailing in, he just didnt want to post himself incase of the usual newbie backlash. Has a good deal of sailing experience... few round ireland races, dun laoghaire to...
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    Corby 29 demasted

    ok so i just got a phone call telling me that the boat has lost its mast. what makes it worse is the boat wasnt even sailing it was being trailered and was driven under a low bridge! so now the mast is broken and the rudder is damaged. I have sent corby an email and a pm but was wondering if...
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    ISAF Special Reqs

    Ok so it's been made my job to make sure the corby 29 i sail on passes the safety check for the kinsale fastnet race. i think i have most of the stuff covered but a few questions.... 1. how many flares do i need it doesnt seem to really specify clearly. 2. do stanchions count as clipping...
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    Renewing IRC cert

    We're redoing our IRC cert for the corby 29 at the moment and our crew boss was just wondering about the details of what we need to do. If nothing has been changed do we just get apply for an updated one, or is it worth our while getting it reweighed etc? and what are the costs? a friend said...
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    Google Maps Race Tracker

    i've been working on a race tracker using google maps for my final year project and have just finished my prototype, any feedback would be appreciated. I've to hand it up on thursday and i've still to write 15,000 words on it so nothing too major. I know the boat appear to be sailing over land...
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    Boat Insurance Question...

    Ok so i ran a team racing event for my college and there was an incident pre-start between one of the boats and an umpire boat. Basically the umpire boat was stationary and the guy sailing the firefly is a tool and sailed into the rib ripping the sponson, causing €950 worth of damage. It's...
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    Latitude and Longitude Locations

    So i'm developing a race tracker for the Round Ireland Yacht Race using Google Maps. and what i need to know is where to get my hands on the latitude and longitude of certain waypoints i need to lot on the map to show the course? Do i have to go out and buy a chart or can i find them on the net...
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    Valentines Dilemma

    Ok so my girlfriend said we should go on a break last night. she also said it on monday but took it back. she's probly broken up with me over ten times. she's very hot tempered. so i'm pretty sure this isnt a long term thing. So now i have two options... Option A - I'm single she broke up with...
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    Don't jump off roofs

    So i was away this weekend at a training event for my college team. and the friday night we all went out drinking, it all got a bit messy and the night ended up with people jumping off roofs(not a very high roof, maybe 8-10 foot), seemed like a good idea at the time, so i joined in. Now i've a...
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    Sailing Anarchy Addiction

    ok so i woke up this morning with the usual vague recollection of the previous nights dreams... the details i remembered being sailing an old IOR 50 footer a mac 26 sailed by some crazy guy called Frank some short handed sailing to hawaii and i'm pretty sure bob perry was in there 2. i...
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    Yacht Tracking Systems

    So i'm doing computer science in college and as my final year project/thesis i'm planning on developing a yacht tracking system for the round ireland yacht race a la sydney hobart, newport bermuda trackers. Any anarchists out there know of how they set up the systems? what sort of transmitter...
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    Protest Help

    Ok so i'm on the protest comittee in my home club. Here is the story: the course was around various fixed marks and the PRO didnt specify port/starboard roundings. half the boats went around the marks one way, half the other. one yacht is protesting that under rule 28.1 they were disadvantaged...
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