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    From rescuer and rescuee ...

    From rescuer and rescuee

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_2reRgdtOQ
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    I count 6 retires so far, four with rudder...

    I count 6 retires so far, four with rudder issues. So much prep to do, so little time.
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    Opens up new sponsorship possibilities with...

    Opens up new sponsorship possibilities with Gillette, Schick, Norelco, Braun, etc. Maybe Noxzema will make a marketing comeback.
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    StFYC International 6 Meter Invitational

    Eight International 6 Metre Class boats met at the St Francis last week for eight mellow late summer races. I grabbed some video with my iPhone 6s while volunteering for mark duty. Beautiful boats...
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    When used responsibly you can get footage like...

    When used responsibly you can get footage like this without paying $1000/h for a helicopter or disturbing the race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok9JDuJqpzA

    The color grading is another...
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    There's a hoist at TISC strong enough for...

    There's a hoist at TISC strong enough for Express27s, but merging onto I80 from the island when towing something isn't for the faint of heart.
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    Wow, eight people on a 911S. Might have been...

    Wow, eight people on a 911S.

    Might have been corrosion, might have been vang on too hard gybing over the years - or a combination of the two.
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    You've clearly never sailed there. Only the bit...

    You've clearly never sailed there. Only the bit about the flies is close to true. I don't mind snark, but snark with no truth?
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    Chicago - where Larry Ellison grew up Chicago -...

    Chicago - where Larry Ellison grew up
    Chicago - home of the Chicago Match Race Center
    Chicago - where the lake is 300+ miles long and 50+ miles wide - enough for any windward-leward
    Chicago -...
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    Two Daves I really like. Should be a great match.

    Two Daves I really like. Should be a great match.
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    A few words from the Fine Furniture division

    On the Elite Keel course Saturday was great fun with a good hard blow, but nothing over the top. Nice shot of us getting Xarifa downwind - not the right day to fly a kite with our lightest crew,...
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    Johnny started closer to the north tower (flood...

    Johnny started closer to the north tower (flood and flat water) and did it with no gybes (!); following the curve of the city front and the finish closer to the TI side it was probably ~5.3nm in 1/5...
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    For the last day of the super-duper yacht thing...

    For the last day of the super-duper yacht thing couldn't they do a pursuit race like the Great Pumpkin (naturally replacing pumpkins with cases of Moet picked up by ship's chase boats)? Could be the...
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    The AC chase boats generally go away if you wave...

    The AC chase boats generally go away if you wave the big jar of Grey Poupon at them.
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    Ian's write up is awesome - Chi-Mac is a classic...

    Ian's write up is awesome - Chi-Mac is a classic even in a year with no breeze. Mackinac is in Lake Huron - Lake Superior (Gitche Gumee) isn't far away up the St Marys river and the locks at Sault...
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    Four boats shouldn't get a one design start -...

    Four boats shouldn't get a one design start - maybe they can go PHRF in the Berkley/MYCO mid-Winters. Meanwhile, there are 5 J-Class boats racing each other in the Med; they could get a start around...
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