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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
I just had a flash.Maybe we are looking at this all wrong.We spend alot of energy avoiding reefs and ledges,containers etc.Maybe we should design our boats to intentionaly hit rocks!.It would give yacht racing a whole new flavor and excitement.Like combining a monster truck rally with the Rolex big boat series.Start by samshing into the breakwater at the St Francis yacht club,then bash into Alcatraz.then the south tower of the golden gate bridge then a fast run down to smash into Treasure Island!,whatta ya think?
The rules would definitely need to be rewritten since hitting a rounding mark means that you need to reround the mark. If the SI's said that 'rounding' now means 'hitting' the mark, without a change in the rules, would rerounding meaning going back and hitting it again? That could get really ugly!
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