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Old 14-01-2015, 10:30   #16
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Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)

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That's a sweet lookin' ride.



As far as the in-mast furling goes, maybe it came with it.
Oh man... Sweet indeed!

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I think if I had a boat near Sir Nub Nub's island, and saw a yummy barbecue and swimming pool, my furler would also suddenly for some unexpected reason fail too!

HA HA!

Precisely what I was thinking... "Oh darn... me boat ... she broke..."
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Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)

I'd just like to shake Sir Richard's hand. A man that never graduated HS and has his business sense. Outstanding.
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I'd just like to shake Sir Richard's hand. A man that never graduated HS and has his business sense. Outstanding.
Nothing startling about that, most of the richest people in the world don't have a Universality education..start with Bill Gates move on to Larry Ellison and keep going.
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Nothing startling about that, most of the richest people in the world don't have a Universality education..start with Bill Gates move on to Larry Ellison and keep going.
Most is quite a stretch. I would think some is probably a more appropriate adjective. It tends to be the entrepreneurial minded ones that didn't fit into the typical higher education mold. And that road is paved with the heartbreak and tears of the vast majority who didn't succeed.
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Most is quite a stretch. I would think some is probably a more appropriate adjective. It tends to be the entrepreneurial minded ones that didn't fit into the typical higher education mold. And that road is paved with the heartbreak and tears of the vast majority who didn't succeed.
OK lets change that to many
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Most is quite a stretch. I would think some is probably a more appropriate adjective. It tends to be the entrepreneurial minded ones that didn't fit into the typical higher education mold. And that road is paved with the heartbreak and tears of the vast majority who didn't succeed.
It quite literally might be most, depending on where you draw the line in terms of who's included in "richest". It's startling how many of those in the highest reaches of the 1% dropped out of college to start a business. It's certainly rampant in the tech industry.

Relatedly, I used to manage a group of consultants in a large IT consulting company. Having an MBA was no guarantee that any of them had "it" as far as the skills, knowledge, or brains to be successful. On the contrary, it often made them smug with a sense of entitlement. Had a girl (really, almost right out of school) with a BA from Virginia Tech who ate the lunch of a Yale MBA. He never saw it coming, poor guy.
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Most is quite a stretch. I would think some is probably a more appropriate adjective. It tends to be the entrepreneurial minded ones that didn't fit into the typical higher education mold. And that road is paved with the heartbreak and tears of the vast majority who didn't succeed.
A degree or an advanced degree is only a foot in the door. It makes it easier for those with some common sense as opposed to those without the degree. I can't help but believe the people like Sir Richard dropped out of school since it was teaching to the mean. Which it probably should but was boring as hell.
Unfortunately I wasn't in his group.
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Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)

Looks like he has the boom at the wrong angle. Being cocked up like that will allow a lot of folds and bunching to occur as the sail's retracted.

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Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)

So, I'm confused! Is this his own boat, or one that he had chartered?

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So, I'm confused! Is this his own boat, or one that he had chartered?

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I just assumed it was a charter boat because of the location and that it was a honeymoon trip.

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It's his own boat. Google Ben and his boat Rita


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Looks like he has the boom at the wrong angle. Being cocked up like that will allow a lot of folds and bunching to occur as the sail's retracted.

Well based on this picture - he sure don't know how to furl his mainsail - with it that loose, you're bound to get problems
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What would you expect it to look like after the foil is pulled out of the mast?


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Well based on this picture - he sure don't know how to furl his mainsail - with it that loose, you're bound to get problems
What do you expect from a Laser and Opti racer? That's why he has the jibs furled as he's not used to boats with them. He clearly knows nothing about real sailing.
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I think his jibs are furled because there is a person at the top of the mast.

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