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Now we're getting somewhere bl.

What do you think GeorgeB? How do they do the Fiasco?


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Exactly how do you BFS on a pond like that???

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Sigh. Dog, dude - you have so much to learn about sailing. Ask CharlieCobra.

Now, Mr. IT, how do we design the database - keeping in mind that we keep things as simple as possible?

Boat Brand
LOA
Category (see above)
Beaufort Rating (easier than specifics?)
Course (location, long or short, etc.)
Date of Race
Start Time
Overall Race Time
Number of Crew
Spinnaker (Y/N)

What else?


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an excel spreadsheet would probably work fine.
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If you're looking for voices to vote "yea" or "nay", put me down as a "yea".

Caveat: my knowledge of sail racing is less than or equal to Smack's.

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YEA BAAABY, LET's FREAKIN SAIL

OK, give me a break I have cabin fever up here in the northeast.

I vote yea, with Caleb's modifications. At least, add PHRF rating to the database. Even if you decide not to use it, someone could always go in and calculate the PHRF corrected times.

Now I'll have to actually learn how to use more of the functions on my GPS.
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PHRF is for whiners and those who don't know how to creatively reinterpret the rules.
The only reason to overcomplicate things is because you don't think you can win.

Smack, there may need to be a protest protocol established.
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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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Now you're talkin' Caly!


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