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    Why can't you call it a "Gentleman's Racer/Cruiser"?

    1. Because, the Lady has the final say when it comes to buying a boat.......... What a dumb marketing slogan for a new design. Unless Mr. Tison is limiting his market to desperate elderly bachelors he has already lost half the battle. 2. It just sounds slow and blue blazer. 3. The website...
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    Who is Anarchist David and how can we prevent his drivel reaching the front page?

    How did @Editor become so desperate for content that he had to reach into his junk mail inbox and fill space with the incoherent gurgling of a grumpy old man tapping on the library laptop in the nursing home while the nurse assistant gives him a foot bath? The solution is up to us! For...
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    Is Anarchist David, actually Craig Lewis?

    As part of the sale process of Sailing Anarchy, @Editor has changed the logo to "the Status Quo Rocks" or even "Bring Back the Status Quo and Dacron sails", hiring authors from the Ancient Mariners Club who come up with lines such as : The event needs to be contested in craft that even your...
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    Setting The Record Straight

    @Editor published extracts from a purported statement issued by the CYCA on behalf of Race Committee Chair (Admiral Goddard), that SA received from an Anarchist called "David". It sounded interesting. I don't mean to sound skeptical in this era of misinformation and false news releases. I...
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    Michael Masi.....the worst PRO of all time?

    He might be looking for a new job.  Dont let him come near the sport of sailing as a Principal Race Officer or Race Committee chair. I know, I know, its a sailing site. But damn it, there is no equivalent to SA in the motor racing world and I just have to vent somewhere. I beg forgiveness from...
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    FDA authorizes the Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds

    Let’s keep this discussion respectful and civilized.    Well here it is. The vaccine has been authorized for children under 12. Parents have some decisions to make. 
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    Long Covid and its Effects

    Much of our discussion in these forums about Covid (and vaccines) has centered around the risks of hospitalization and death.  I have started to do some reading about long Covid and the longer term effects of Covid. I am unfamiliar with the topic.   This study from University of Oxford...
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    Merk announces antiviral Molnupiravir.....this is important

    Merk announced early this morning that it has a successful antiviral pill for Covid. This is important...
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    How is your town doing? Local Reports.

    I live in a small harbor town on the CT coast. We are adjacent to a larger urban town.  The town is run by a board of selectmen and there is a very good sense of community. The population is 21,700.  4,600 are under the age of 12 so our vaccine eligible population is 17,100. As at 8/18, 96% of...
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    For those of you who are vaccinated, what do you think? Are you going to take the booster shot? Obviously there has been no trial on effect of the booster shot. Pfizer has indicated that it thinks the vaccine starts to fade around 4-6 months. CDC has pushed back on that saying insufficient...
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    Reasons for Different Vaccination Rates

    We are seeing a wide spread in vaccination rates between different states in the US  and different countries around the world. I thought it would be helpful to have a thread which monitored vaccination rates and surfaced explanations for the different vaccination rates. This is not a thread to...
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    Which Class will replace the offshore double hander in Olympics

    The IOC has finally woken up and realized that World Sailing has proposed an Olympic Class/Discipline without an existing world championship ,  exclusive and expensive to participate in for those outside of the wealthiest nations and problematic from TV Coverage. Its a shame because media...
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    The Nationality Rule : The Pros and Cons

    One place to bring the debate on the nationality rule.  To get it started, here is one tidbit.  The AC has only been won by helms where English is their first language. Not a very diverse group! There have only been two finalists in the whole 150 years history of the cup with any other...
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    The Variant and Mutation thread

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210127-covid-19-variants-how-mutations-are-changing-the-pandemic This is a very good summary of the variants and mutations and how they are cropping up. South African Variation B1.1351 From the vaccine companies, all are reporting varying degrees of lower...
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    JNJ Vaccine

    I thought we ought to start assembling our thoughts on the JNJ vaccine. The Phase 3 results will be available any day now and if successful, the FDA will doubtless move quickly. Here are some points to note: In Phase 2 trials the vaccine generated antibodies in 90% of participants in 29...
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    OLympics.....Just vaccinate all the athletes

    There are rumors that there is pressure to postpone or even cancel the Olympics again. The organizers say they cannot postpone.  I think it would be a damn shame for all the athletes from any sport if they cancelled. We have the vaccines , although the supply is tight vs world population...
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    Delaying the 2nd shot in 2 stage vaccine - The risks

    The UK has formally announced that they are adopting a policy of releasing all existing vaccine doses for a first round , not holding back any supply for 2nd doses ...and then extending the gap between 1st and 2nd dose. 1. The CDC and FDA in the USA have rejected this strategy but Biden's...
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    Testing new vaccines vs Gen 1 vaccines

    Research labs and Pharma/Biotech companies are continuing to develop CV19 vaccinations. The bar has been set high by Pfizer/Biotech and Moderna with 90-95% interim results in phase 3 trials. However, researching new vaccines is as important as ever. New vaccines would provide greater supply in...
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    The UK Variant

    The weakness of CV19 was that it was very inefficient at attaching and relied on the law of numbers (1000s of shedding molecules) to provide infection. Masks were thus effective in reducing those adds.  The UK variant seems to be more efficient and thus 70% more infectious.  Early days, we dont...
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    Order of Vaccination

    Here is what we know about  vaccine roll out for the USA, obviously dependent on approval Pfizer Globally Pfizer has 50 m doses ready to go in December and has publicly stated it can release 25 million to the uSA.  Thereafter It says it will be producing 100 m per month . Im guessing they...
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