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    Madison, Alabama
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    Coronado 15
    Muscle Shoals Sailing Club, Kilen Alabama

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  1. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    I read in Sailing World that US Sailing was going to at least post the tables outside the login. But I don't thing that happened. I would like to mail in some results from our club, but don't have a clue how. At our club we sail almost exclusively Portsmouth Yardstick. Participation is down. Our biggest Regatta in the fall is the oldest continuous running PY regatta in the US, I think 2018 will be the 57th.
  2. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    So, I will answer this straight up. The start is everything, assuming even start, a boat with a 93 index finishes a race in 11 minutes, Thistle finishes in 9.5 minutes, Thistle wins!
  3. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    I think our club has been remiss, and not sending in race results. I will try and get that going again this year, see what happens.
  4. Can we discuss setting the racecourse?

    I found this video helpful. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvSSPxlYmCcAAv8nnIlQ?p=starting+line+of+a+sailboat+race&fr=yhs-mozilla-102&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-102&type=newtab#id=6&vid=a1640ee90f6233d6e7477374595076a6&action=view
  5. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    Good Points. but a couple of comments. In your example, I have no problem figuring it out. 90.5 minus 88.2 is 2.3 minutes. If the race was 90 minutes the faster boat has to win by 2.3 minutes to tie. At 40 minutes, approx half, faster boat has to win by half that, approx 1.2 minutes. Since the delta was only 20 seconds, higher handicap boat wins. No problem. Corrected time is approx 1 minute faster than the other boat. Where I race, I have no idea what the distance is. WTF back at you! I think the handicap index should represent the current fleet, not the fastest boats of the design ever built. It should reward the folks sailing the boat the faster than the current active fleet. That is why it is important to keep the index current. Plus the new boats. I don't have a good answer for the bad data or lack of data. It seems to me if US Sailing provided some insight on what data they have been getting it would provide some transparency, and possible motivation to keep it active.
  6. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    I wonder why US Sailing seems to favor PHRF over Portsmouth Yardstick? At the very least they could report what data they do get from clubs, and user's could see the trend.
  7. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    Wow, a great deal of discussion! I can see Portsmouth Yardstick or some variation of handicapping is not in danger of fading away. I would think new boat designers would keep US Sailing actively involved in a fair handicap.
  8. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    I think US sailing has put the Portsmouth Yardstick behind their log in. That sucks. I have also heard no updated to the tables, probably because they are getting so few race results. But new boats like the Aero aren"t in the US tables. I certainly agree, it isn't perfect, but beats racing heads up.
  9. This was last Saturday, what could be better?
  10. Los Angeles Dingy Sailing

    https://www.facebook.com/Coronado-15-109918489208/ Some C-15 information is here.
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  12. Tasar Sails

    Not shown on their website, but I suspect SLO Sail and Canvass would make a set.
  13. What dinghy should i learn to sail on ?

    I suggest checking out what is being sailed where you intend to sail. A lot easier to learn from example.
  14. Heavy Air Sail Trimming

    Is it too old school to go with down haul instead of cunningham?
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    http://bham.craigslist.org/boa/5600240003.html 1938 Comet