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07-20-2007 08:40 PM
Originally Posted by tenuki View Post
Heh, I'm back from a month trip up to Alaska. Saw a lot of bears, all of them eating flowers. Oooooh, scaarrry, flower eaters!


I double dog dare you to walk up to one of the scary flower-eating bears and swat it on the nose... and then see how scary they can be...
07-20-2007 08:01 PM
blt2ski THe problem here is, that an Urses horribellous will not only eat flowers, berries etc, they will also eat salmon and other mammals, ie YOU! Now the Urses arctis, may not go after you, they are more plant eaters, unless of course you get between mommy and cubs!

Needless to say, ANY Urses sp stay away from excepting maybe camera range, and even then it may be too close!

I finished 2nd last night in Fast boat division, best finish yet, altho was 6th of 9 overall, but a good night all things considering! Me having 22 yr old sails, everyone else having from 1st time out to 3'ish yr old sails! Was within 1 min actual of equal sized rated boats in slow group, I got a wrong rating an am racing in fast group...oh well, life goes on........

07-20-2007 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
So where you been tenuki?
Heh, I'm back from a month trip up to Alaska. Saw a lot of bears, all of them eating flowers. Oooooh, scaarrry, flower eaters!

07-20-2007 07:18 AM
alanl Not wishing to reignite the old and tired argument between racers and cruisers, I must add my displeasure at the "racing fraternity" who want to claim right of way, regardless of rules, or common sense.

I really do try to be considerate of racing boats, but unfortunately, the reverse is rarely the case. The number of times a dinghy, let alone a serious keelboat has come screaming across our bows is too frequent to count. Regardless of what tack they are on and whether they have the right of way, do they really believe my boat that does maybe 7knots is capable of getting out of the line they have chosen? Here in Sydney, there have been a number of spectacular crashes recently - some caused by nothing more than rank stupidity by the "dedicated sailors" who in my view, are unworthy of such a definition.

Roll on exclusion zones where these idiots are restricted. I for one will be glad to keep clear of them
07-18-2007 10:12 AM
wlcoxe And that is why we will remain cruisers forever-Too much competitiveness takes the fun out of everything. Saw two Pearson 26s collide at Chelsea Yacht Club, lo, many moons ago, turned one into a Pearson 23. I was crewing aboard an Ensign at the time. Yes, two boats on the same tack are racing, can't help it, but it is a nice way to try to hone one's skills and see how others do it.
Pat and Bill, O40 (Not THAT one), New London, CT
07-17-2007 10:44 PM
sailaway21 The stand on vessel must take action when the actions of the give way vessel alone will be insufficient to avoid collision.
07-17-2007 10:24 PM
blt2ski So where you been tenuki?

I saw headlines in the times today with a BIG color pic showing and talking about the tuesday even party and duck dodge! Have not had a chance to read it yet.

Also rumour has it, there is a ranger 23 or some such thing that is free for the taking on wed night local races in the sound...........Greenish in color, supposidly mastless tho?!?!?! or at least WAS mastless! any body know anything about this boat?

07-17-2007 02:41 AM
tenuki this is why I like crewing. You get to race, see crashes, win or lose, drink, and then not pay for stuff that breaks.
07-11-2007 07:46 PM

Originally Posted by sailingdog
When it isn't your boat and you really don't like the owners and sailors of the two boats involved...
Yea... for sure...

Or when a sailboat is running over a power-dork (aka power boater).

Seriously though, I thought the rules of the road stated that the stand on vessel must take evasive action if the give way vessel can not or does not give way.

Of course, try telling that to a commercial ship. haha.
07-11-2007 07:16 PM
blt2ski That does nto sound like a normal DD to me. That race is normally like the thursday night on Elliot bay, the only rules there are finish with in the 1.5 hrs, be you sail or motor!!! and avoid the other boats!

Off to edmonds for a race there tonight! SHould be fun, a bit o wind, and 90+ temps!

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