RULES - Which are the most important?

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Michael Brigg » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:15 am

Since you were out there with the camera, I think you should have washed the 'ball down the rest of the leg whilst taking lots of "close up and personal" shots of their presumably tiny willies. :oops: :oops:

There is an car advert out there at the moment which expresses a similar sentiment only the sailor is the one with style not the motor boat, but I'm sure the advertising agency could re-write the screenplay a little.
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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Nigel » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:07 pm

Hi all,

there does seem to by a phychological phenomenon at work here similar to the one that afflicts some drivers. The cocooned environment of the boat/car seems to detatch people from the normal constraints on their behaviour and they are prepared to shout and use language that they would not dream of when speaking to someone face to face.

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by davidh » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:12 pm

I've just been downloading my pics and yes, I caught the moment on film

BUT.... as you noticed, I've already shown a reticence to 'name names'.

If I get the chance though, I'm going to drop this into an article. The guilty parties will know who they are, I don't think one has to say more!!

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by JimC » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:37 pm

I never have understood what the point of this shouting "up up" is? It seems to afflict some fleets and not others, but as far as I can tell its quite meaningless as a hail in the context of the rules... "Keep clear", or "windward boat" might mean something.

Still, as far as I am concerned the important rules are any that protect my thirty seven year old 1/16in ply topsides...

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Ancient Geek » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:06 pm

Think universal language! It doesn't need translation.
Simples.

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Rupert » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:03 pm

I had to say "windward boat keep clear" to a boat reaching down the startline today, but at no point was I tempted to scream UP UP UP at him... He would probebly have said "up what?", quite rightly, as I crashed into him!
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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Ed » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:51 pm

My guess is that the Fireball wouldn't even remember it, unless you showed the photos...

That kind of rudeness is normally undertaken with a complete certainty, but total lack of any empathy.

But you do see this kind of behaviour at all levels of our sport.....but I am glad to say much less in CVRDA races, which of course was always one of the original intentions.

but what does one do when you see it?

Ignore it and get on with the race.

Spend rest of race with the sole intention of slowing them down in any way possible and hang your own result.

Just think what the heck, this isn't what I race for and retire.

I can think of times when I have done each of these...

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Ancient Geek » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:06 pm

I race largely in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe the equivalent in Danish is
Windward båd holde klar af
Which if called in my dodgy Danish Accent would not be understood! UP UP UP is understood everywhere! It's also shorter and carries well.
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Post by Ed » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:15 pm

No I think you are wrong.

If you say it with enough conviction....all those that would understand 'up up up' will understand that.

I might even try it at Roadford.

I bet the same number of people would understand....and the same number take any notice as well.

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How do you say it phonetically?


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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:22 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:Windward båd holde klar af
Ed wrote:I might even try it at Roadford
If they fell out of their boat laughing would you be disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct?

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:44 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:
Windward båd holde klar af
I can see the beginnings of a cult.

In fleets up and down the country this hail will define wether there is a CVRDA member on the starting line!! :wink:

It might also be a good shout on the Pistes. "Uphill skier/ båd Snowboarder holde klar af!! :D :D :D
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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:20 am

One wee thing BAD (A with an O over it!) is Danish for Boat and a Bad Fart is not as may be supposed a post curry explosion but a ferry! Just thought 'd clear that up before someone goes toboganning with one of their boats mixing with that plague the snowboarder!
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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by davidh » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:39 am

AG.

NOt that I would take an event like this seriously BUT.... I have have signed up a top totty crew for the King and Queen Race.........

Banditry....MOI????


Perish the thought!

LOTS of shouting "up up up" - and worser, with that combination

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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Michael Brigg » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:46 am

Danish for Boat
'tis as I thought, but where better than the piste for spreading confusion on Johnny foreigner!

And since we are now so to speak "off piste" (again :roll: )

I also like the Swedish equivalent of "A miss is as good as a mile" told to me in best quality Swenglish as translating to "Clorse does nort shoot the raabit."

I also like the German for "Ginger nuts:"

"Ich habe sprengestoffe in mienen doodlesac!" :shock: (which my daughter confidently asserts refers to Bagpipes.)
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Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

Post by Nigel » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:19 pm

I think we should have a pint on who can get the call "vindi vardi boti buggeri aaf" in the background to David's podcast. :twisted:

I might even wear a Swedish chef's hat for the occasion (it has been said that I sail like a muppet. It has also been said that I sail like Ainsley but I think they meant Ainslie Harriott) :?

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