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Im in...Put us down for the Head Sail only class....you know the one, feet on tiller, beer in hand class thinngy.
In principle I'm with Still.

Then again as we'd be the only boat on Sydney Harbour cheating has got to be an option.

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In principle I'm with Still.

Then again as we'd be the only boat on Sydney Harbour cheating has got to be an option.

Hasn't it ?

Yeah.

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Endurance

How about making it a tad more challenging, something like.

You have to race at least 200 NM, wind must be 20+ knots (in order to get the old shoes moving), and you must visit two ports or tidal creeks, all under sail (no engine at any point).

That would rid us of all the rating requirements, as the more extreme designs would fall for one of the criteria?

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Edit: I know this would require participants to be gentlemen, but?
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I hate to give Smack any more work but maybe you could try running this race like College Football. Now you would have total power you could place people in Div. 1,2,3,4.... then when they send in there reports you could say weather they beat a certian boat or not in the same conditions. At then end of the season you could Invite us to a " Bowl Boat Race " . Examples Chessy Bowl, Down Under Bowl, Lake Bowl...... The best part will be when monthly " Smack Ratings " Come out. Everyone will be able to arguee the ratings all month.
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Good ideas - keep them coming...

Here's what I'm thinking for course. There will be three; short, medium, and long to try to accommodate the various bodies of water. The idea is to make it something that anyone can go out and do on a day sail. That way more people will participate. Here are the course lengths:

Short: 2.5NM
Medium: 5NM
Long: 10NM

As an example, the Three Bridge Fiasco is 21NM. So this seems like a pretty good distance. Speak up if you disagree.

So, go ahead and layout your course for your body of water. The easiest way to do it is with Google Earth. Use the ruler function and lay it out in NM. Then when it's there, trace over that with the Add Path function. If you can't figure that out, just send me the coordinates of your marks and I'll do it for you.

And TD, cheat at your own peril, my friend.
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I hate to give Smack any more work but maybe you could try running this race like College Football. Now you would have total power you could place people in Div. 1,2,3,4.... then when they send in there reports you could say weather they beat a certian boat or not in the same conditions. At then end of the season you could Invite us to a " Bowl Boat Race " . Examples Chessy Bowl, Down Under Bowl, Lake Bowl...... The best part will be when monthly " Smack Ratings " Come out. Everyone will be able to arguee the ratings all month.
Dude, that sounds like the BCS. No way!

My ultimate goal is to start an international incident between two full-keelers.
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Exactly ! I go to Terp games all year if you had 60,000 people show up to one of your Bowls I think you would be the biggest thing that ever happend to sailing.
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I favor Smacks original scheme.

Drop an the triangle down on your prefered body of water. Whatever combination of lenght of triangle sides and laps to produce an agreed course length.

Report your time and conditions then some one with more time than sense can work out what it all means.
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Could I just use the bouys in the bay example R2 , G1A, then G1? I cant get my charts there down at the boat and I am stuck in over 2' snow. I can give you the distance(when i get out) but it wont be an exact 2.5 nm. The good thing about it is everyone in my area would know the marks.
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