snoopy

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  1. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    AS is proving that it lacks the intellectual authority to mandate new requirements. The only thing AS can rely on is bullying owners to comply. Are owners supposed to check the AS website daily for updates? Give David Taylor a call, he owned and raced yachts (Picese, Far 37 and Sydne 36) for many years. Hes an engineer. He knows boats. He might help.
  2. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Bloody hell Glen they just keep coming don't they? what else is coming? The blurb and justifications are rubbish. "some bloke did maintenance". Where is the empirical evidence and the engineering statistics? Pathetic. Worse than the AS report on Sail pass. Sail pass, Sail numbers, and now this keel bolt stuff. Why did you create the Keel boat committee and not Use it? You know owners have to regularly get their boat surveyed for insurance purposes?
  3. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Crikey...... Hi Everyone, The Owners’ Working Group has been formed to provide Australian Sailing a consultative group through which it can engage with owners of keelboats around Australia. For your interest and input, we have written a news article introducing the Owners’ Working Group which can be found here: https://www.sailing.org.au/news/group-formed-to-consult-with-keelboat-owners/ Kind regards, Melanie Melanie Peasey Safety Rules and Representation Coordinator m: 0407 376 931 melanie.peasey@sailing.org.au | www.sailing.org.au Group formed to consult with keelboat owners PUBLISHED THU 17 DEC 2020 The Owners’ Working Group has been formed to provide Australian Sailing a consultative group through which it can engage with owners of keelboats around Australia. Australian Sailing has a long standing and ongoing role to act as the local office for two rating systems: IRC and ORC. The role requires refined relationships with the owners of yachts making use of this service and with the clubs that conduct races under these rating systems. At a recent Board meeting, a decision was made to improve Australian Sailing’s engagement with boat owners to canvas opinion and provide guidance on issues of interest to them. Whilst not limited to these, issues of immediate interest are rating and measurement rule changes, insurance, participation levels and the format of key championship events. The formation of the Owners’ Working Group will elevate engagement with owners of rated yachts. The Group is initially chaired by Shevaun Bruland, a Director of Australian Sailing based in SA, and its membership consists of Noel Cornish AM and Matt Donald in NSW, Bruce Taylor and Jason Close in Vic, Craig Carter in WA and Ed Psaltis in Tas. All members of the Group have demonstrated extensive commitment to the sport and have invested years of their time in keelboat racing. Most have also played senior roles in clubs or other committees. The Owners’ Working Group had their first meeting just prior to Christmas. The meeting covered the Australian Yachting Championship and what shape and schedule it might take in 2021, and prioritised planning how to interact with owners as the focus for the next meeting, scheduled for early February. To provide input to the Owners’ Working Group please email technical@sailing.org.au. For information on ratings visit our Ratings homepage. For information on the Australian Yachting Championships go to the event website.
  4. snoopy

    Hobart Scene

    For me its the need to put a whole weekend into the event, I and my crew just cant do it. Hopefully now we can go back to a Saturday Arvo harbour and separate long series. like we used to do. 8 race each.
  5. snoopy

    Hobart Scene

    All clubs seems to be doing a thing of having to be a "financial" member of that club to be in the pennant, this is a new rule since Combined clubs formed. The Royal is allowing all comers in its pennant, for a small fee. Not Sure what the rules are for the other two clubs. I am a member of the RYCT and BYC and the other owner of the boat is a member of the DSS so hopeful we can still do all three clubs pennants. What can be said is the NOR section 15 is not very clear. Sounds like pipe opener was good, sorry I missed it, there is always next year! HELLO TO FORUM STORKERS, look forward to my phone call/email because you cant read!
  6. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    just been informed that to enter the DSS and BYC pennants you need to be a member of the respective club this year. The Royal you dont need to be a member but non ryct members have to pay an extra fee. Seems like a confused mess to me.
  7. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Hi I entered through the RYCT and it was $150 for AMS IRC and PHS for their pennant? I will query it. My total entry fee is $600 for 12 comps!
  8. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Completely agree. Club races are funded by entry fees, sponsorship as well as bar and food sales after the race, the costs for a race day is fixed including fuel, staff, volunteer catering, insurance and what ever else there may be. There are no variable costs that i can see. My club is charging more for the series but putting on less races. Clubs now have got to the point where the owners/sailors are there for the clubs benefit instead of providing a service to owners.
  9. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    fixed Handicaps go hand in hand with divisions and courses. PHS in some competitions is the most fair because it gives the closet results over time. Fairness regularly seems to get over ridden by having "equal boats in the divisons" The IRC RACE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES has good direction that unfortunately seems to be missed by many OA, including AS. https://ircrating.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/manage_2019.pdf Class Rule/Type Parameters 0 Racing LH greater than 9.0m and less than 16.5m. IRC Series Date: 2000 and later. IRC Hull Factor: 10.4 and higher. IRC DLR: 145 and lower. IRC TCC: Greater than 1.000 and less than 1.350. 1 IRC TCC 1.100 to 1.199. 2 IRC TCC 1.000 to 1.099. 3 IRC TCC 0.999 and below. 4 IRC Cruiser IRC Hull Factor 7.6 or less. 5 IRC Classic IRC Series Date of 1970 or earlier. 6 Sports Boats DLR less than 150, LH less than 10m, and TCC greater than 0.950 5. COURSES With the ever increasing range of boat types racing under IRC, it is inevitable that courses and conditions will affect race results. Race Committees can minimise these effects by considering carefully the types of courses set. Conditions are beyond the control of a race committee, but even then course location may be significant. There has been much discussion in recent years concerning the dominance of windward-leeward courses. The IRC Technical Committee considers that if all races were windward-leeward, designers would inevitably optimise designs for this style of racing, eg. heavy, narrow designs with poor reaching performance. Noting also that a balance of course types is a fundamental part of fair yacht racing, it is strongly recommended that race committees should set a variety of courses
  10. snoopy

    Hobart Scene

    Does anyone else think its bad that we are less than 6 weeks from open day and we still have no schedule or NOR for the coming season?
  11. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Maybe or it could be more about power and control of the sport. With the introduction of the Sail pass in a multi club competition will a crew member of my boat who is a member of a regional club have to get a Sail pass to one of the organising clubs of combined clubs when competing in the Combined Club Series and if so will it be with the club that is running the race that day or at the club the boat is berthed at?
  12. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    What if a RYCT SB20 boat needs a crew? I am not being facetious here I am just interested in your stand as an Australian Sailing employee , An therefore helped create a system/culture that has pushed crew to joining the cheapest crew membership in the market place. The comps, especially in a multi club geo area, are not club centrick anymore and there has been a culture of "combined sailing" in Hobart for some time.The need to do this was identified by RYCT, DSS, and BYC many years ago. Your stance seems to be to go back to a individual club model. I would argue that the genie has been let out of the bottle AND the way forward would be the opposite, to open it up even further to allow movement of crew between races and events.
  13. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    DSS and RYCT hold combined SB20 races on Thursday nights, each club taking it in turns to run the series. Boats come from one club or another, Owners can be members of either club or both, Crew can be a member of either club or both. Owners can be a member of one club and crew of the same boat can be a member of the other club. The Alternative is that the DSS and RYCT have separate SB20 fleets forcing boats to sail at one or the other and for owners and crew to be members of that club, no one wants to see this. There fore there is no reason why you cant sail at the RYCT with out being a member of the RYCT.
  14. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Whats wrong with the skippers who have SB20s next door to the DSS at the RYCT?