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Old 02-05-2010
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SOP is the protocol. It's "Screw Off Please". It firm, yet gentlemanly. Perfectly suitable for yachting.

As for PHRF. SOP.

IMUSO, bl has it right a few posts ago. You just sail what you got. If you're slower than another boat in your general category - then just sail faster. Or buy new sails, or better yet, a new damn boat! If you need to use a calculator at the end of a race to find out who won...

1. You're wayyyyy too sober at the end of the race to actually have the motor skills to push those tiny buttons.
2. Who gives a damn? Just tell us who had the fastest time.

Bottom line is this - we all see the complaints about how club racing is dying. With maybe 10 boats showing up for an event. PHRF.

Then you've got GeorgeB's Fiasco race with 300+ boats! 300+! Guys, wake up! All out, no holds barred, loosey-goosey racing is where it's at! Maybe we should call this thing the "Global Fiasco Regatta".

PS - Calypso, you are definitely in!
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Last edited by smackdaddy; 02-05-2010 at 09:59 AM.
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