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by paul manning
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Separating Mast
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Separating Mast

Best to keep it clean and just give it a squirt of silicone before sliding together :D
by paul manning
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: GBR
Topic: 2018 National Championships - Castle Cove Sailing Club
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: 2018 National Championships - Castle Cove Sailing Club

Please note we have moved the dates of the GBR Nationals at Castle Cove to 9th-12th August.
by paul manning
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Boat and Sailor Database - ADD YOUR DETAILS HERE
Topic: 080
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: 080

No harm in having a sill toy :D
by paul manning
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: International Championships and EuroCups
Topic: Future Worlds Venues
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Future Worlds Venues

For your reference World Sailing regulation 10.4(b) requires a minimum entry of 30 boats from 5 countries and 2 continents. However, if a class failed to meet this requirement for 2 of their last 3 World Championships, it may only call its next such event a World Championships and award World Champi...
by paul manning
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Hi John

The strop length is very much dependant on the individual sailors weight and the rig tension, plus the age of the sail.

As a guide, with around 1/2 cunningham and 1/2 kicker you should be able to just about pull the mainsheet block to block.
by paul manning
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting

Hi Dennis

If the proposed bowsprit solution is adopted, all new boats would be supplied with the same end fitting and same total length.
by paul manning
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?

Just a bit of background clarification to Bruce's point on corrosion of Sta-master fittings. Stainless steel contains elements that cause corossion. To stop stainless steel corroding it goes through a process of brightening, which in its simplest terms, seals the surface. If you break that surface, ...
by paul manning
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?

An open question Is it felt that a sailor needs to adjust their rig on the water to remain competitive if wind conditions change? If so, does this not therefore mean that if every sailor has the ability to change their lower shrouds, then this is no difference to nobody being able to change their sh...
by paul manning
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: 15,038 km round trip
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: 15,038 km round trip

Absolutely amazing, great to see you Yaroslav!
by paul manning
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting

As ever, it's up to the class to vote upon :D

It was a point raised by the class and the builder has provided a proposed solution.
by paul manning
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Mix and Match Mast?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Mix and Match Mast?

Hi think Bruce has answered this very well and is one of the advantages of a multi section mast.
by paul manning
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?

Rick

Yes, that's the one.
by paul manning
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting

Bruce, yes that is the proposal
by paul manning
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Rudder 10cm up
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Rudder 10cm up

Thank you Sandy for such a detailed explanation, much appreciated!

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