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01-28-2011 11:15 AM
andy1976 When racing on Scotlands East Coat week regatta one year, there was a large fleet of BT Challenge boats taking part. They had a "Dick Head of the day" award at the end of the days racing for the most stupid mistake made. The prize being a baseball cap with a dick sewn onto it. It was hillarious in the bar afterwards looking out for the poor unfortunate sole who was wearing it. Bizzarley though, after a belly full of pints it was worn with pride! :-)
04-11-2010 04:33 PM
PaulinVictoria Don't think they serve coffee on a formal basis. Beer, they could probably throw a can or two over I guess.
Fortunately no damage was done, except to pride.
04-07-2010 09:51 PM
CLucas
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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
Does crashing into the RC boat while trying to be clever and sail past nice and close to get a coffee from them count?
Wasn't me at the helm, all I could do was duck at the appropriate moment
Your RC serves coffee?!? How about beer?
04-03-2010 09:49 PM
jarcher
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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
Does crashing into the RC boat while trying to be clever and sail past nice and close to get a coffee from them count?
Wasn't me at the helm, all I could do was duck at the appropriate moment
Yeah that counts. As my teenage daughter would say, "epic fail."
04-03-2010 07:34 PM
PaulinVictoria Does crashing into the RC boat while trying to be clever and sail past nice and close to get a coffee from them count?
Wasn't me at the helm, all I could do was duck at the appropriate moment
04-03-2010 11:40 AM
blt2ski The whisker pole length here in PHRF-NW where I race is J length or 80% of LP. So on my 155, I can mover the WP to about140% of J, with a 120 or smaller, I can use the J mark on my pole, I have marks on my WP for the 155, 140, 130 and J.

Here is my small, " here hold my beer watch this" fun a year ago rounding a mark in a race!


Marty
04-01-2010 01:11 PM
Sabreman
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You have to check your LOCAL rules
Absolutely. I was quoting the ISF rules because that we follow. Also, I agree that you can take any sort of pole and attach it to the mast and clew and it becomes a whisker pole as long as the J isn't exceeded. On our pole, we have a mark at the max telescoping point that can not be exceeded. This makes the overall length equal to the J. Otherwise, our pole can quickly become a spin pole. I didn't want to get into all the details and muddy my answer.

Sorry if I was unclear.
04-01-2010 12:57 PM
AdamLein I keep the tiller tied off when docked, on the side farther from the dock. I tie it in a different crazy way each time, usually using a traveler line. A couple of days ago I started to motor away from the dock before I remembered to untie the tiller.
04-01-2010 10:39 AM
jarcher
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Originally Posted by zz4gta View Post
Jarcher, yes. As long as the "wisker" pole isn't longer than your J dimension. Some are telescoping and huge. Judging from your pic, you'd have to go out of your way to find a boat hook longer than your J dim.
My spinnaker pole is limited to my J unless I want to take a penality, which of course is not worth it. My J dimension is just shy of 12 feet, something like 11.85 feet. I don't have a wisker pole so i never looked it up, but I was thinking of geting one. Glad you mentioned this, thanks! You saved me from having another mistake to post in this thread
04-01-2010 10:00 AM
tommays You have to check your LOCAL rules

In Northport there is no lenth on wisker poles out east a bit your limited to your J
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