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by paul manning
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Main Halliard Lead
Replies: 1
Views: 84

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: 119

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: 190

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: 322

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: 322

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: 435

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: 162

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: 266

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: 989

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: 982

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: 1177

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: 1177

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: 3
Views: 747

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: 982

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.

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