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by aem27
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rake and Rig tension
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

Re: Rake and Rig tension

35 on the shrouds and 8110mm rake.
by aem27
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat handling. Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Boat handling. Advice needed

If you have a foil, then pulling a little on before a 2-sail gybe helps immensely. Leaving as it was for 2-on-the-wire, will slow the boat rapidly, whereas as pulling it on a touch makes the boat feel like it is on rails and loses no speed in the gybe. This is something we discovered in Germany. Arc...
by aem27
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Free entry to Team Racing at Weymouth
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Re: Free entry to Team Racing at Weymouth

And we, Australians, are also young at heart. :-) and are looking forward to some more pommie-bashing.

Archie
by aem27
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: 2011 Worlds NOR published
Replies: 1
Views: 2129

Re: 2011 Worlds NOR published

Hi Colin,
Thank you for publishing the NoR. The NoR indicates to pay on the 14Worlds website, but this site is curiously devoid of content.

When will we be able to pay? Hopefully before the 4th Aug, when the fees go up :-)
See in September

Archie
by aem27
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Rule vote: Mainsails and weight reduction delay
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

Re: Rule vote: Mainsails and weight reduction delay

Thanks Colin. I was just checking that a 112 head on a bolt upright mast would be approved for Weymouth. It sounds like in all probability that it will be.
(FYI I'm using exactly the same mast).
by aem27
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Rule vote: Mainsails and weight reduction delay
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

Re: Rule vote: Mainsails and weight reduction delay

Can you clarify whether the "existing" mainsail rules is the rules from 2008 or do they include the UK proposal voted in at the last worlds?
by aem27
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Rule vote: Mainsails and weight reduction delay
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

Re: Rule vote: Mainsails and weight reduction delay

Hi Colin,
So from past experience, when would you expect ISAF to approve the mainsail rule change and therefore do you think that the new rule will apply for Weymouth?
thanks
Archie
by aem27
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mainsail measurement and voting
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: Mainsail measurement and voting

hi, i ahve a serious dude about mainsail measurementes, i have the only i114 in argetnina so i can compare my mainsail with another, so i would thanks a lot if some one could post me the leech, foot and luff lenght of a Penny od, and a new rules mainsail. thanks! The answer is whatever fits the are...
by aem27
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mainsail measurement and voting
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: Mainsail measurement and voting

Plans are afoot to put to vote both the Aussie 112 degree rule vs the UK cleanup of their rule change, (which originally had two definitions for head!).
Perhaps we should in future put a deadline on Rules changes before a worlds. i.e. No new rules should apply within a year of the worlds.
by aem27
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mainsail measurement and voting
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: Mainsail measurement and voting

It strikes me that the UK proposal does change a fundamental rule of the class i.e. making the sail plan height unlimited. Please see photos of 18 foot skiff Panasonic to see what is possible above the mast tip, using a batten projecting along the luff. Dave is simply proposing a 112 degree head ang...
by aem27
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Skiff 18, Forty niner, i14 and 29er..
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: Skiff 18, Forty niner, i14 and 29er..

Unfortunately Moths kick us all now, but perhaps they're not deemed a skiff ;-)
by aem27
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles

There's no play in my pole when it's out.

Feel free to meet and up and see for yourself down at Woolahra.
by aem27
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: mainsail rule question
Replies: 29
Views: 11391

Re: mainsail rule question

Not yet. It's with the Aussie's to propose a new rule. Otherwise the British proposal will become law.
by aem27
Thu May 06, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: t-foil on a penny
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Re: t-foil on a penny

Most foils these days are almost solid carbon and no more than 14mm thick. Unless you're very good at foil making, I would strongly advise to go with a pair of windsurf race fins. Anything else it likely to break.
by aem27
Thu May 06, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mainsail measurement and voting
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: Mainsail measurement and voting

That would get my vote, as it wouldn't change the game too much.

I think we're just trying to get clarity here rather than proposing a new avenue for sail design.