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bwana

Member
Yeah having a regatta for 50 years running really sucks. At least we can all go to the greatest regatta ever. SailingAnarchy's Sportboat World Championships. OH Snap!!! That fell on its face pretty quick. I am assuming it was to poor management and organization.

What is up with this site. It used to actually contain decent content back in the day. There was even some live coverage. Unfortunately it still has to be visited at least once a week since there is little else out there.

One thing is for sure, this site is not doing anything to promote our sport. It's doing quite the opposite.

TALLTEX, if you are going to come up with a sockpuppet handle, don't make it so obvious as to who it is.
+1

 

davidprobable

Super Anarchist
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2
bring back IOR............the designers and builders are ready and willing............bring back the amateur fun.........ban the pros on anything under 100 feet..........prohibit dinghy racing by anyone over 25..........ban teethers and thumb sucking from anyone over 25.........change the tax code so IOR boats are tax deductible.........prohibit cad/cam and bring back real lofting with the pretty whales.......bring back lead with proper big bolts........prohibit gps........bring back proper navigation........bring back lovely 150 overlaps..........so much/ so little time before all is lost.

 

Dksailor

New member
Yeah having a regatta for 50 years running really sucks. At least we can all go to the greatest regatta ever. SailingAnarchy's Sportboat World Championships. OH Snap!!! That fell on its face pretty quick. I am assuming it was to poor management and organization.

What is up with this site. It used to actually contain decent content back in the day. There was even some live coverage. Unfortunately it still has to be visited at least once a week since there is little else out there.

One thing is for sure, this site is not doing anything to promote our sport. It's doing quite the opposite.

TALLTEX, if you are going to come up with a sockpuppet handle, don't make it so obvious as to who it is.
Well said

sailing anarchy does little or nothing to support events unless they get a personal invite, want to go or they have a sponsor agreement .BBS may have been small in number but quality was pretty good . Clean instead of been negative abut the event why not say something positive to maybe try and boost numbers for next year?
So true. Why are we knocking great efforts to keeping a long record of great regattas. What was wrong with Farr40 racing at this event? Don't they count any more? They had a great regatta and St.FYC put on a good event for them. It's hard to appreciate haters. Not cool Anarchists.

 

Team Subterfuge

Anarchist
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17
San Diego
bring back IOR............the designers and builders are ready and willing............bring back the amateur fun.........ban the pros on anything under 100 feet..........prohibit dinghy racing by anyone over 25..........ban teethers and thumb sucking from anyone over 25.........change the tax code so IOR boats are tax deductible.........prohibit cad/cam and bring back real lofting with the pretty whales.......bring back lead with proper big bolts........prohibit gps........bring back proper navigation........bring back lovely 150 overlaps..........so much/ so little time before all is lost.
Wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to begin - so I won't. IOR is dead, for a reason. Look forward, not backward.

 

poncho

Member
465
17
So Cal
And lets not forget all the drink tickets you all brought home from STFYC. Drink tickets bought and not redeemed. More fuckery from BBS and other regrettas at the YC. We used to have an envelope at my shop and all the crew would put their leftover tickets for the next person heading down.

 

davidprobable

Super Anarchist
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2
Sounds like someone is too old and lacking in skills to compete....

Take it to "I remember when" anarchy.
I tried to, but it was full up with all the older sailors that passed on this BBS full of little boys and little toys all the same, and were talking about bringing back IOR and real racing and real design and creativity.......sort of grown up talk.

 

L Z

Reporters
Yeah having a regatta for 50 years running really sucks. At least we can all go to the greatest regatta ever. SailingAnarchy's Sportboat World Championships. OH Snap!!! That fell on its face pretty quick. I am assuming it was to poor management and organization.

What is up with this site. It used to actually contain decent content back in the day. There was even some live coverage. Unfortunately it still has to be visited at least once a week since there is little else out there.

One thing is for sure, this site is not doing anything to promote our sport. It's doing quite the opposite.
+1
+ 1000s !

SA is doing little, actually absolutely nothing, to grow, help or support the sport whatsoever. Quite the opposite. Pitiful for a site related to the sport which would be much better without it at this point.

 

Still

Anarchist
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0
the bbs? you mean anyone actually gives a shit?
Can [Can't] you ever express your "take' without using profanity? Lazy thinking and writing, and it stopped being hip about 50 years ago. Items on the front page sound like the 7th grade boys locker room.

 

Trickypig

Super Anarchist
4,399
124
Australia
bring back IOR............the designers and builders are ready and willing............bring back the amateur fun.........ban the pros on anything under 100 feet..........prohibit dinghy racing by anyone over 25..........ban teethers and thumb sucking from anyone over 25.........change the tax code so IOR boats are tax deductible.........prohibit cad/cam and bring back real lofting with the pretty whales.......bring back lead with proper big bolts........prohibit gps........bring back proper navigation........bring back lovely 150 overlaps..........so much/ so little time before all is lost.
Wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to begin - so I won't. IOR is dead, for a reason. Look forward, not backward.
I think his tongue was firmly in his cheek… or… the nice ladies in the retirement home will be around with his meds shortly.

 

[email protected]

Super Anarchist
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190
USA
Lots of people know the event is/was/always will be a big deal. Rolex thinks its a big deal. The Pro's making $ sailing the event think its a big deal. The legions of competitors, supporters, RC professionals and volunteers all think its a big deal...

Alan, have you ever even raced in the event?

 

talltex007

New member
7
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Bay area
I'm certain it was a well run event for the Farr 40s, J111 and other one design classes. There are some levels of race committee incompetence within the HPR fleet that are not debatable. Firstly, there was a leaward mark on race 2 that was being dragged upwind attached to a mark boat and no visible M flag. The mark was moving and no signal was made at the weather mark of a course change. Secondly, Himachi was indeed OCS. It was all on video. While they weren't called over on the radio (which is only a courtesy), the individual recall flag remained up after half the fleet went back to restart. They got re-scored and a podium finish for being allowed to cheat. Lastly, I've never seen 4 bay tours in a BBS. For future reference, any competitors in this fleet might consider configuring some jib tops and code zeros into their inventory as you will spend more time jib reaching around the bay than you will at any other angle of sail. It's suspicious how such a course is designed to be an advantage to a TP52 and the regatta Co chair is also racing on that same boat..... Hmmmmm .... I'd call that a conflict of interest and piss poor race management to allow that nonsense to happen.

 
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BGeff

Super Anarchist
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255
Ann Arbor, MI
You have got to be kidding me... one measly 5+ second shot of one of the multihulls? WTF! I know it is a small class for BBS, but C'mon!

 

BobJ

Super Anarchist
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181
What about the other three races Beecom won? Were those all jib reaches too?

Have you gone and made this accusation to his face?

And yeah, Scot and Alan hate any sailboat race held north of Bakersfield.

 
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poopie pants

Super Anarchist
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2
the Bu
Lots of people know the event is/was/always will be a big deal. Rolex thinks its a big deal. The Pro's making $ sailing the event think its a big deal. The legions of competitors, supporters, RC professionals and volunteers all think its a big deal...

Alan, have you ever even raced in the event?

Arm chair racers don't think it is a big deal anymore
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talltex007

New member
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0
Bay area
Upwind, downwind, upwind, downwind... it's not rocket science and a bay tour on the last day. There's only supposed to be one bay tour, not 4

 
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BobJ

Super Anarchist
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181
According to whom? Some of us are really sick of W/L's and the organizers are listening - same with YRA.

Since you edited your post I'll edit mine - you define a bay tour as any race with reaching?

 
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