• apple replied to the topic Nationals Venue 2018? in the forum Racing 2 years, 4 months ago

    Its a great idea to start a discussion now!  Everyone will have different reasons for going to a Nationals, it will be close to impossible to meet everyones needs and wishes.

    My reasons would be:

    Open sea, with the possibility of a decent swell
    Lots of fun
    A reasonable sized fleet racing as one (not separate starts for gold / silver /…[Read more]

  • apple replied to the topic Nationals Venue 2018? in the forum Racing 2 years, 4 months ago

    Its a great idea to start a discussion now!  Everyone will have different reasons for going to a Nationals, it will be close to impossible to meet everyones needs and wishes.

    My reasons would be:

    Open sea, with the possibility of a decent swell
    Lots of fun
    A reasonable sized fleet racing as one (not separate starts for gold / silver /…[Read more]

  • apple replied to the topic Nationals Venue 2018? in the forum Racing 2 years, 4 months ago

    Its a great idea to start a discussion now!  Everyone will have different reasons for going to a Nationals, it will be close to impossible to meet everyones needs and wishes.

    My reasons would be:

    Open sea, with the possibility of a decent swell
    Lots of fun
    A reasonable sized fleet racing as one (not separate starts for gold / silver /…[Read more]

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  • apple started the topic Everyone is gone! in the forum General 2 years, 6 months ago

    A couple of years ago, this forum used to be really active with people looking for and giving advice.  Is there another forum that people now?

    Does anyone know how many entries there are for the Nationals?  The Entry list on this site has said ‘To be populated….’ for quite some time now, I know I am not the only one have entered 🙂

    The f…[Read more]

  • apple replied to the topic Carbon poles in the forum Technical 2 years, 7 months ago

    Sooooo……..

    Can the UKWA allow carbon poles in the UK?  Various rules are below, all from the class rules on the WIC site.

    My reading is that poles must be metal or wood (28.1).  Fittings, running rigging, tiller and tiller extension can be any material (2.5).  The UKWA could ‘grant dispensation in exceptional cases where this is co…[Read more]

  • apple replied to the topic Carbon poles in the forum Technical 2 years, 7 months ago

    Sooooo……..

    Can the UKWA allow carbon poles in the UK?  Various rules are below, all from the class rules on the WIC site.

    My reading is that poles must be metal or wood (28.1).  Fittings, running rigging, tiller and tiller extension can be any material (2.5).  The UKWA could ‘grant dispensation in exceptional cases where this is co…[Read more]

  • apple started the topic Updated Rules in the forum Racing 2 years, 7 months ago

    Folks – just a reminder that the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-20 come into force on the 1st January.   The section that is most relevant to most of us is Part 2 – When Boats Meet (basically pages 14-19 in the rule book of almost 200 pages).

    A useful link is: http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/StudyVersionoftheRacingRulesfor20172020Final-…[Read more]

  • apple replied to the topic Carbon poles in the forum Technical 2 years, 7 months ago

    Interesting debate……. again!

    Using a carbon pole is not chequebook sailing! If you buy a carbon pole, you are unlikely to suddenly start winning races.  Sails, foils and particularly good coaching will all have a much bigger impact on performance.

    I don’t believe that using a carbon pole will give any noticeable direct performance d…[Read more]

  • apple started the topic Nationals 2017 in the forum Racing 2 years, 7 months ago

    The forum seems very quiet these days!

    How many boats are expected at Arun YC for the Nationals next year?

    Cheers,

    Trevor

    Apple, 7110

  • Looking forward to it Paul!

    Trevor Fisher

    Apple, 7110