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by paul manning
Mon May 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: World Sailing - regulation 38 incident reporting
Replies: 2
Views: 307

World Sailing - regulation 38 incident reporting

Please see the following from World Sailing. I have asked whether we continue to report to our MNA's as well as World Sailing or just to World Sailing. I will report back when I hear. New Regulation 38 – Mandatory Reporting of Safety Incidents World Sailing Council approved, during the recent 2018 M...
by paul manning
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: The Sausage Smuggler
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: The Sausage Smuggler

I'll make a note to add to this years survey.
by paul manning
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Pole end fitting
Replies: 32
Views: 6540

Re: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting

Hi Since the new pole outer end fitting is accepted for 2018, is the new fitting already available? Ovington Boats will have stock in the next few weeks Did someone already mount it? It has been on test with one boat since the summer :D And, that aside, is the old one still allowed? Yes, both are cl...
by paul manning
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 1659

Re: Rig tension theory

Or it could be the change in balance on the rig / boat means the hull needs to be trimmed differently to get a balanced helm and the hull shape isn't as quick at this particular pitch /angle..
by paul manning
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 1659

Re: Rig tension theory

Hi Dan I think that setting up from first principles would be an interesting exercise. I've added a few additional thoughts and promoting questions... Lowers: more tension = less bend at gooseneck = straighter mast = more power (Maybe more power, but why and what is the drawback of under /overdoing ...
by paul manning
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Main Halliard Lead
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Main Halliard Lead

Hi Jon

Thank you for your question.

Class rule C.6.1.3 (f) states

A single block of no more than 30mm diameter may be attached to the mast using the mast step fixing screw and a lacing eye, or mast step to assist in hoisting the mainsail

I hope that helps.
by paul manning
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Off shore sailing record on a Musto Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Off shore sailing record on a Musto Skiff

Hi Francesco

I'm don't know of anyone who has sailed anything like this distance in a Musto Skiff.

I also don't know of anyone who has added a reef in the sail, but a sailmaker may be able to help.
by paul manning
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: First boat in the country:questions
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: First boat in the country:questions

Hi Peter

Welcome to the class :D

Hopefully your question has been answered via your GBR Facebook post.
by paul manning
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Separating Mast
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Separating Mast

Definitely spray :D
by paul manning
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Separating Mast
Replies: 5
Views: 542

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: 863

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: 2
Views: 486

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: 458

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: 1377

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.

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