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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    ORCi weight is not based on the measured weight of the boat but the water it displaces. This is calculated from the hull plans and the freeboard measurements whilst the inclination tests are made. So if no new inclination test done then the weight could be the same. I note that the stability numbers have changed and thus a inclination was done. With the change in bulb they may have acheived a change in the "attitude" of the hull. Pretty clever.
  2. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I have had delays with this years renewal but just kept contact and it was done in about a week. I had made a change and the result of the change seemed more in line with what you would expect and get from IRC.
  3. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Sydney and then Hobart.
  4. what???!!!

    Is she getting ready to check the rig tension?
  5. Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Cheers SB, I'll have a look at the PC, the Panasonics are a bit too pricey around here. Sounds like you should up your security a bit, judging by the last post. On the engine front it looks like it's 2 - 0 to Lombardini on our build Lombardini Pros: Light weight Cheap Electronic stop Economical Reliable Cons: NVH is bad due to alloy head, not as smooth as a Yanmar or Volvo Corrosion Parts hard to find Some quality is a bit ordinary such as motor mounts
  6. Club Swan 50

    Can anyone explain the pros of the companionway hatch? Can anyone explain the pros of the companionway hatch?
  7. Which is what he did. AIUI: ORC is the original ORC results IRC is the series rescored using IRC ORC light is all races scored using light wind ratings ORC med is all races scored using medium wind ratings ORC heavy is all races scored using strong wind ratings. rating.png I should not get to enthused about using this list as proof that single number works or that ORC and IRC toss out similar results. All the certificates are club certificates and thus not properly measured.
  8. My feeling is, as has been previously proposed, that separating divisions by DLR would be a helpful start to more meaningful results. That should be tempered by recognising that as boats get longer DLR does get less even if the boat is a lead mine, thus there should be some DLR/LWL factor. Weather, I fee, can't be accounted for over the long haul, some conditions are just helpful to some boats but splitting the fleets by DLR would certainly get rid of the outliers.
  9. IRC has certainly produced it's own arms race over the last 5 years, more I dare say than ORCi.
  10. Which is what he did. AIUI: ORC is the original ORC results IRC is the series rescored using IRC ORC light is all races scored using light wind ratings ORC med is all races scored using medium wind ratings ORC heavy is all races scored using strong wind ratings. rating.png Where they all light, medium or heavy? This was a regatta, there is less likely hood of advantage for a modern design in those circumstances.
  11. The op is discussing long haul races and new developments in yachts. Regattas have shown that the various rating rules do throw up similar results but when you include these newer designs in longer races against older designs the problems will come up. Most offshores in Audtralia are scored under single number so of course you are getting similar results. Try re running the results, IRC on single number and ORCi on multiple and see what happens before anouncing all is well. The article only deals with the use of single number.
  12. More than one.
  13. I was surprised by James Dadd's near fanatical support of single number ratings in the same issue. It always occurred to me that the lack of use of multiple numbers was race official laziness. I would have thought the more we spend on the sport the more onus should be on the race organisers to try to get the right results.
  14. New VHF antenna?

    If you want a combined antenna and Windex use something more robust. The Hawke is shit. The Shakespeare/Windex arrangement available through Davis Instruments is good or you could make it yourself with a Shakespeare or similar antenna and a Offshore Windex.
  15. RORC Caribbean 600

    He's a popular character in the sailing world but perhaps a bit less so in the world of commerce. TM is a machine indeed. Yup, not that flash.