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Darrell Peck’s drive is fueled by competition on the water. At age four, he had a tiller in hand. The past 31 years his name has been prominent in the Finn Class. Now 54, the resident of Gresham, outside of Portland, Ore., took a tour to Sarasota, Fla. for the Finn Nationals March 15-17. Hopping into his Ford 2006 diesel pickup, with 180,000 miles, Peck accelerated to San Diego, placed three Finn boats on his trailer while Mike Entwistle, Lee Hope and Robert Kinney , climbed aboard. The next stop was Buccaneer Yacht Club in Mobile, Ala. to grab his Finn, a 2009 vintage, and two other Finns. Peck’s skills were evident as he outmaneuvered the 34-boat field for a third, first and fifth on Friday,  and two firsts on Sunday. He was disqualified on the second race for OCS along with six others . Saturday’s the races were cancelled due to limited air. “The first race was a nice 10-15 mph winds,” he said. “With the Finn class, there’s great competitors from many classes and a lot of smart sailors. The Finn has every adjustment in the boat to make it controlled while in the hiking position.” “The starting line was pretty intense and I pushed it hard,” said Peck. “In the second race I was over the line. Maintaining your lane and keeping clean air is critical so no boats get up on you and you can sail as fast as possible. Then you can tack in the wind shift closest to the windward mark. “On the last race , I got a good start, but the wind shifted south and I lost a lot of time . Quinton Gallon got ahead and nobody was going to catch him. The fourth leg was up wind and then downwind...

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easy as a b c

Uh, maybe not.  Check this out and let's see what you've got. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published the much anticipated update to the phonetic radio alphabet. With English as the official language of aviation, the updated alphabet is meant to encourage easier global communications. “This state-of-the-art enhancement will improve flight safety and increase efficiency with regard to radio communications,” said FAA Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards . The new alphabet will go into effect on 01 JULY 2019 as follows: A – Aisle B – Bdellium C – Czar D – Django E – Eye F – Foxtrot G – Gnat H – Hour I – Inside J – Jalapeno K – Knight L – Lima M – Mnemonic N – Nancy O – Oedipus P – Pterodactyl Q – Quran R – Romeo S – Sierra T – Tsunami U – Uniform V – Victor W – Wreath X – Xylophone Y – Yankee Z – Zulu have at it!...

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really deep

For the first time ever, researchers have been able to peek deep into the mantle of the Earth under an ultraslow mid-ocean ridge, where they have been able to observe mantle melting and growth of the Earth’s crust. More than 100 years ago, the German meteorologist and avid balloonist Alfred Wegener remarked in a letter to his future wife Elsa Köppen on an odd pattern he noticed on world maps. “Doesn’t the east coast of South America fit exactly against the west coast of Africa, as if they had once been joined?” he reportedly wrote in December 1910. “This is an idea I’ll have to pursue.” Wegener’s insight eventually led to the understanding, many decades and much debate later, that the Earth is made of plates that fit together like the cracked shell of an egg — except that the shells, or plates, move around on a more plastic layer called the asthenosphere. Read on....

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flat head society

Where do we get our tickets for this "cruise"? This shit is too retarded to make up... Organizers of an annual conference that brings together people who believe that the Earth is flat are planning a cruise to the purported edge of the planet. They're looking for the ice wall that holds back the oceans. The journey will take place in 2020, the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) recently announced on its website. The goal? To test so-called flat-Earthers' assertion that Earth is a flattened disk surrounded at its edge by a towering wall of ice. Details about the event, including the dates, are forthcoming, according to the FEIC, which calls the cruise "the biggest, boldest adventure yet." However, it's worth noting that nautical maps and navigation technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS) work as they do because the Earth is … a globe. Read on....

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running deep

This is Doug Peterson's first foray into the One Ton design parameters established primarily by Bruce Farr. Wide transom with a fractional rig, B195 had a mixed life and ultimately caught fire and was no more. We love this shot as it is a rare example of a fractional, long boom rig successfully flying a Blooper. What's not to dig?...

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rich man, poor man

Best post yet on the Olympic "Offshore" boat... I congratulate WS. Finally we have recognition that sailing is a rich person's sport and we have an event that will exclude the great unwashed. This harks back to the golden era of Olympic sailing between 1920 and 1932 when Olympic sailing was recognized as an exclusive gentleman's sport and proud of it!.  That was the era of the privately owned 8 meters  for four Olympic cycles and of course....1920 was the jubilee year.....when the working classes are distracted by mundane matters such as the great depression and unemployment but gentlemen were racing 12 meter yachts at the Olympics. There was none of this nonsense about gender neutrality or crap about including 3rd world countries like India or China. Olympic sailing was a decent yacht from a proper country sailed by someone with the means to pay their own way without being subsidized by the taxpayer. A yacht costing $200,000 or so, should bring back some decent owner types and if they choose to hire a professional sailor so that they can buy an Olympic medal in addition to their son's place at Stanford....all credit to them. Its capitalism at work. I think it diminishes the event to allow charter boats or provided boat.  If you cant afford it,  you shouldn't be there.  That is why they are called Olympic trials.   Jump in the thread....

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heavy metal

We just love build pics, and this The Bestevaer 72 'Symbiose' -designed by Dykstra Naval Architects- is under construction and her aluminium hull and part of the interior will be for show during the Open Day at KM Yachtbuilders April 13....

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today is the day

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