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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Winston905

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  1. we have done a upgrade on sails a few years ago.. to the 3di .. on a 1978 5 kt shit box. the following seasons since we have seen allot of things break . I so think Dacron absorbs allot of the shock where the new sails have very little give. the sailing results are great. a keen eye is needed on the boat maintenance . and yes the boat will twist . and allot....
  2. anything with a power plant larger than 10 hp must be registered here in canada.. SO a 30 foot sailboat with a 9.9 hp outboard motor does not need registration numbers. Just my 2 cents.
  3. I would also like to thank SailorGirl. If it was not for you and your team , most of the world would have been kept in the dark. cheers I owe you more than one Beer...
  4. who said you need mega bucks to win the Sydney Hobart.. Line Honours 74 IRC 1 IRC - Div 4 1 Corinthian 1 Go Enchantress Enchantress is home-designed and built of cold moulded cedar frames and stringers
  5. Nic and the 18footers guys from going out and covering the event with some quality and experience - literally, love these guys .... the best of the best... +1 cheers..
  6. Thank you !! cheers..
  7. a great way to loose fans and a fan base... tired of the bullshit fuck yahoo7
  8. PHRF-Lo rates boats across the borders. on the PHRF-LO there is an appeals form . PHRF-LO does a great job at crunching their race data every year. Clubs that belong to PHRF-lo are required to submit their race data from the season . the appeals forms are also on the site. . http://www.phrf-lo.org/ the race analysis is available also on the site.
  9. "Performance handicapping" is a joke. Might as well just fess up and call it a golf handicap - because that's all it is. for Performance Handicapping to work the majority of PHRFs work must be done on the off season. I can only speak for one PHRF organization that I was a handicapper for. every year all results from across the lake were compiled and run though their formulas to produce a + - number to your rating. are you sailing faster than we think you should be... are you slower.. most folks look forward to these off season numbers to see how their performance is. with this data they can adjust the rating numbers so boats of all types are somewhat = on any given day. if PHRF is not working in your area .. what kind of data base are they keeping... do they do the results primer every year and adjust accordingly. as suggested boats within region differ. so a national database just doesnt work. just my thoughts.. . A couple of things..... 1) you proved my point about it being a golf handicap of the sailors and not a performance potential for the boat. What if that same boat was sailed by a hack crew last year who could barely sail their way out of a wet paper bag was then bought by a crack team of pros the next year? By what you describe above, the boat would have a gift rating based on its previous year's performance. I would say that this type of thing does not happen very often as PHRF uses an alert system. also the number of boats per class and amount of data on hand usually equals things out. Now lack of boats per class can have an effect on a boats rating. is it the boat .. or is it the crew... 2) why would boats in different regions differ? Is a J24 in the Chesapeake Bay different to a J24 in San Diego? Same boat. And with a few exceptions like SF bay maybe where they typical always have big wind - I would bet almost all regions see a range of conditions over the course of a year to where the numbers would even out. So I don't see how a national database wouldn't work. In fact a national database would better solve #1 above. There would be less chance of the hack crew or the pro crew skewing the numbers in a small region with few of those types of boats. for me Boats like the J22 and J24 should be sailed in a one design class. if you are to race them PHRF the difference in in rating from east coast to west coast could be due to conditions being sailed in. it also could be the boats that race against them are different. that will also skew the rating from region to region. 3) and to solve any region to region issue - this screams even more to include a multiple number rating based on course and wind range. Even a simple 3 band wind range would go far to remove a lot of the PHRF BS. in my years of racing PHRF this last point is a big. the boat we raced loved light air or heavy rough weather. mid wind ranges from 5-10 we always hurt. yes from year to year weather dependent our results would change... also type of course sailed makes a difference ie: windward leeward or triangle. Just my thoughts
  10. "Performance handicapping" is a joke. Might as well just fess up and call it a golf handicap - because that's all it is. for Performance Handicapping to work the majority of PHRFs work must be done on the off season. I can only speak for one PHRF organization that I was a handicapper for. every year all results from across the lake were compiled and run though their formulas to produce a + - number to your rating. are you sailing faster than we think you should be... are you slower.. most folks look forward to these off season numbers to see how their performance is. with this data they can adjust the rating numbers so boats of all types are somewhat = on any given day. if PHRF is not working in your area .. what kind of data base are they keeping... do they do the results primer every year and adjust accordingly. as suggested boats within region differ. so a national database just doesnt work. just my thoughts.. .
  11. you are correct in the hp kw limit.. in Canada anything under 10 hp does not need registration. eg 30 foot boat 9.9 outboard .. no registration required.. no sales tax when selling.. ect ect..
  12. there is another boat near you named " Maybe 2"
  13. ok got my grounding over and done with early this leg... I thought that gap was to narrow for all those boats to pass though.. with all the rubbing going on I got pushed onto the rocks...Doh... minor damage ... just pride... good luck to all... dawns the wet weather gear and goes for a ride.. yee haw!!
  14. a little more wind in the north group... almost into the 10's
  15. would agree with that .. I guess I should start paying attention to that area see if any patterns are developing and with some timing take advantage.. mind you past grib data from Ugrib and animated would be a quick way of doing that...