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  1. I'm with Finnfart, although in another thread I suggested some kind of squidgy outriggers so you would still have the visual point of reference for 'collisions' but the people and heavy things would be a bit further apart. Obviously they would need to be sturdy enough to cope with touchdowns. Unfortunately I think the real mitigation would require a complete redesign and build of the hulls with space for the crew to be able to dive out of the way into the cockpit in case of an over/under situation. I especially worry about the chaps on bikes, as it might be harder for them to dismount and move if they felt a hull tap them on the shoulder.
  2. Would the bicycle mounted grinders have been able to get out of the way as easily? Maybe some kind of squidgy outrigger structures for the purposes of luffing matches so that the boats themselves don't get that close together?
  3. Not having seen much of the racing since the last cup, I hadn't considered the 'over-under' possibilities of the boats. it seemed like when they finally reacted to the situation the boat reared up, at the same time as the Japanese boat was dropping down.
  4. http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/HowTo-Publications/GougeonBook%20061205.pdf The Gougeon brothers book seems to be available free from West as a pdf
  5. It is quite a thing
  6. I usually used a dod of wood as a drift, so I could gently set about things with a hammer without risking hammering a hole in the deck or tank. if access and circumstances allow you could get someone else with another dod of wood and another hammer on the other corner of the hatch too.
  7. OTA I wondered if they made them or it was just a sponsorship deal. Makes sense to utilise all of that composites manufacturing experience they have. /OTA Edit: Just checked, looks like they made them
  8. I stand errr... counter corrected...
  9. The official decision calls it a board, and mostly refers to the competitors rather than the craft. The rules refer to 360 Degree Turn Penalties
  10. http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/Rio2016ER060816-[20655].pdfeverything you never wanted to know....
  11. I'll bite, if there is a possible bigger scandal going on, any big city news agency will have some investigative reporting that would eat this up. If not, the video alone would generate plenty of traffic onto their social media, perhaps garnering a larger piece. Worst case, they don't do anything and you're out ten minutes of work and nothing changes. This would fall into the give it a shot category for me. Surely just the sort of thing the 'MSM' want to report to the 'sheeple' to draw attention to what's REALLY 'going on'... Did I do that right? It feels as if it 'needs' more 'quotes'...
  12. Probably a smaller sail to reduce drag
  13. should you not use the kicker to control leech tension, and the mainsheet for in and out?
  14. Not as an Australian sailor? Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M* Lars Kleppich Mistral 9 12 10 4 13 2 8 6 6 31 14 84 8 Anthony Nossiter Finn 18 8 4 7 8 13 1 8 20 6 25 93 6 Malcolm Page Nathan Wilmot 470 12 DSQ 3 3 19 3 4 18 3 26 OCS 119 12 Colin Beashel David Giles Star 9 7 OCS 5 4 13 11 16 14 6 13 98 15 Women Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M* Jessica Crisp Mistral 4 11 13 5 7 6 7 7 9 5 13 74 6 Sarah Blanck Europe 3 7 2 11 9 2 13 8 12 8 24 75 4 Jenny Armstrong Belinda Stowell 470 14 12 6 14 11 11 10 8 13 9 19 108 14 Nicky Bethwaite Karyn Gojnich Kristen Kosmala Yngling 11 11 12 10 8 16 5 2 13 10 10 92 13 Open Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M* Michael Blackburn Laser 18 2 10 19 5 6 2 20 13 17 N/A 32 112 9 Gary Boyd Chris Nicholson 49er 13 6 15 1 17 18 10 1 7 3 1 17 2 1 20 11 105 7 Darren Bundock John Forbes Tornado 9 7 12 11 1 2 3 4 12 1 N/A 14 62 6 Sorry, I was talking about Barker, didn't notice Spithill had snuck in there. I take it all back. Carry on...
  15. He went to the 'lympics.... 2004...