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by Colin Smith
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in country without national class association
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Boat in country without national class association

Sandro, Welcome to the 14 class! Yes, we have this situation from time to time of boats in countries without an active class association. You are right I think - get in touch with another country and ask if they will register you as a member, although in a different country. The UK has certainly don...
by Colin Smith
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Class rule proposals
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Class rule proposals

Class association members should have heard by now from your country association of 4 rule proposals we are voting on - a proposal from Australia to increase the hull weight limit to 74kg, as well as defining more precisely what parts are to be included in the weight, and then three "tidy-up" type r...
by Colin Smith
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: 2018 Worlds: it's San Francisco
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

2018 Worlds: it's San Francisco

2018 Worlds - the votes are in and the 2018 International 14 World Championships will be on San Francisco Bay, sailing out of the Richmond Yacht Club, on the Berkeley Circle. Thanks to RYC and the US 14 fleet for the invitation, thanks also to the Western Australia 14ers and the Perth Dinghy Sailing...
by Colin Smith
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Worlds after Carnac
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Worlds after Carnac

Just to let you know, the US fleet have submitted a proposal for the Worlds after the 2016 Carnac event, to be held on San Francisco Bay in August 2018, with the event being run out of Richmond YC. The World Council will vote on the proposal (and any other which may be received, although I'm not awa...
by Colin Smith
Sat May 10, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ovi B6
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Re: Ovi B6

This one is Andy and Tom Partington's. Not sure of the complete list and it's been a bit of a moveable feast, but the gossis has been something along the lines of one for the Magma guys who built the original mould and prototype, one for Martin Jones, maybe Chris Turner might have one for himself, F...
by Colin Smith
Sat May 10, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ovi B6
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Ovi B6

As many will have seen on the Facebook page, the first Ovi-built Bieker 6 has now arrived and very sexy it looks too in black... Chris Turner's photos lifted from Facebook are attached...
by Colin Smith
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Worlds 2016 choice
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Worlds 2016 choice: IT'S FRANCE!

Spot on Shu! The UK vote was via a web-based survey, details sent to everyone the class had an up-to-date email address for (Alex, you should have had a mail from me on the 17th?) Anyway, the result is now in and the 2016 Worlds will be in Carnac, France. Voting for France were AUS, FRA, GBR, GER, U...
by Colin Smith
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Worlds 2016 choice
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Worlds 2016 choice

Last miunte reminder to get yoour country'svotes in before the ballot closes om Friday! If you still need to, follow "international Events - Worlds after Geelong" from the main menu to see the proposals and supporting information - including an addition just in from Barbados showing the delights of ...
by Colin Smith
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Worlds 2016 choice
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Worlds 2016 choice

Hi The two proposals for the 2016 Worlds - from France and from Barbados - are now finalised and are up on the class site - follow "International Events" and then "Worlds after Geelong". Member countries have been asked to submit their votes as to which they prefer by the end of January, so you shou...
by Colin Smith
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: A very special birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 1880

Re: A very special birthday

Just to pre-empt enquiries, I'm afraid the book sold out some years ago, so there are no longer copies to buy. However the text is on this website (under World Association - Class History) and there is a project to bring it up to date via a wiki-style exercise to collect knowledge from 14ers around ...
by Colin Smith
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Clewboard or Batten - you decide
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Clewboard or Batten - you decide

In fact, it's not clear to me we need any of the current wording about "reinforcement" ( which is supposed to be foldable by hand and applies except to headboards, clew boards and "fittings attached to the sail with a maximum dimension not exceeding 102mm". If you can get round this by inserting som...
by Colin Smith
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Clewboard or Batten - you decide
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Clewboard or Batten - you decide

The question is basically what is a clew board ( size limited by the class rules) and what is a batten ( no limit applied). ERS however don't define those terms either ( they use the terms " batten" and "corner board" but don't define them. But rather than spending time trying to create definitions,...
by Colin Smith
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Jib Clews - how to measure them consistently
Replies: 13
Views: 4973

Re: Jib Clews - how to measure them consistently

Peter Thanks again for getting this conversation started. A couple of comments: 1. Not relevant to the questions of whether and how to project from straight edged sails, but as regards sails with curved edges, I was interested to see there is an RYA submission to this year's ISAF conference proposin...
by Colin Smith
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Worlds after Geelong
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Worlds after Geelong

Two proposals for the next Worlds to be held after the event in Geelong in January 2015 were presented to the World Council meeting in Toronto this week; one from France (initiated by Richard Thibaud of the French 14 fleet) and one from Barbados (initiated by the Barbados Tourist Authority who appro...