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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Software I'm using is a phone app called RaceQs. AFAIK, it's using a GPS track to compute tacking angles.
  2. Graham, Saturday course was to Juno Point in a reasonable NE breeze at around 040. Four tacks upwind in Pittwater in reasonably flat conditions to get up to the river averaging about 110 angle. Closer to 124 upwind coming out of the river. Hopefully will get some comparative data from others to contemplate. Just curious to know what is reasonable to expect.
  3. Wondering what data is around on typical upwind tacking angles for our boats? On my last few races in 12-15kts, on my Corsair Dash 750, I'm struggling to do better than around 115 degrees...a long way above the magical 90 or better! Admittedly, last Saturday had us working into an incoming tide with 1-1.5m waves at 15kts true which seems to affect pointing ability on a 24' boat much more so than my competitors at 30' or more. Curious to know what others are finding in different conditions? Type of boat, light vs heavy conditions, flat water vs waves etc? Thanks Alan
  4. Pete, if I can be persuaded to run it again, Crowther Regatta on Pittwater will be Friday September 29 to Sunday October 1 2017. Cheers Alan
  5. Well good luck with that. Knowing the difference in course lengths between div 1 and div 2 and if Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's forecasts hold true, I'm prepared to wager now this will be another "big boat" regatta. OMR was never designed for single fleets of widely varying performance and capability in different wind and wave conditions. It's not that smart and was never designed to be. Howl me down if you want but if you doubt what I'm saying read up on the Texel history. On the other hand and if the conditions are light, it will be a great shame if many div 2 boats score DNF on the longer courses. Ok it wasn't light and it wasn't a "big boat" regatta. Starting div1 & 2 together and sailing the same course worked out really well. When i get time i will work out the combined results for each race but race 6 shows for sure that the latest revision of OMR is working really well for the Wangi 2016 fleet. Race 6 OMR combined: 1 Wilparina III 2 S'Knot 3 Trinity 4 Triple A 5 Airplay 6 Fifty Fifty 7 Bare Essentials 8 Foxy 9 Tiger 10 SPC4 11 desert first 12 Mad Hatter 13 Jaguar Please check Golgfinger. Without having the benefit of combined Div 1 and Div 2 results for the series, the facts are this for anyone who wants to do the sums. On average over 6 races the Div 1 boats sailed the course about 20% faster than the Div 2 boats. Hardly surprising. So if OMR is reflecting reality, for "mixed" fleets sailing the same courses, I would expect roughly the same differences in OMRs. However, even though the Div 1 boats were typically 20% faster, on average, for this regatta, their OMR ratings were only about 13% higher. Sure, sure, averages are averages and while it is true that a few Div 2 boats sailed extremely well to their rating and were deservedly the podium finishers in Div2, the reality is that the majority of the Div 2 boats could not match it with Div 1 boats either on rating or speed. Most races were sailed in breezes around or above 20 knots.
  6. Well good luck with that. Knowing the difference in course lengths between div 1 and div 2 and if Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's forecasts hold true, I'm prepared to wager now this will be another "big boat" regatta. OMR was never designed for single fleets of widely varying performance and capability in different wind and wave conditions. It's not that smart and was never designed to be. Howl me down if you want but if you doubt what I'm saying read up on the Texel history. On the other hand and if the conditions are light, it will be a great shame if many div 2 boats score DNF on the longer courses.
  7. Pete, some of the comments above about lack of updates to the spreadsheet also mirror my experience. May I be radical and suggest that contact details for the person or persons actually responsible for keeping the schedule up to date be clearly identified somewhere? Regards Alan
  8. A few shots from the second day of the 2016 Lock Crowther Regatta. No racing on day 1 due to 40+ kt winds. https://www.facebook.com/rmyc.multihulls. Photos courtesy of #PittwaterOnlineNews
  9. Yep need to ask the weather gods for another one like yesterday for the 21st continuous running of the LCMR, now only 2 weeks away. Some white knuckle rides yesterday across the bay entrance after emerging from behind your Island Mr Lion, heading back into Pittwater. I've now posted the Sailing Instructions here http://www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/Crowther.html so now there's no excuse for any multihull lover (or is that lover of multihulls?) not to join in the fun at RMYC 30th September to 2nd October. Cheers Alan
  10. Hi Mark, nothing so sophisticated. Simple souls down here...and given the geography, you won't have any trouble finding the marks. I should have the SI's ready for publication on the website in a week or so with course details but in the meantime, here is a map showing the approx location of marks. And unless you are entering the Ocean race, we won't be going outside. Regards Alan
  11. Clive, love it if you guys from the lake can join us. As Chidz mentions see the NOR for details here http://www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/Crowther.html. Talk to Nuddy about accommodation as I think Paul and Two Tribes are coming. Not sure about Foxy, Dogwatch or Madneeka at this stage but hopefully all!. Alan
  12. Hey Clive is that a young John Singleton, leftmost front row, bankrolling your campaign?
  13. Clive you are absolutely right. The whole thing has become completely ludicrous. Come to the Crowther regatta this year and enjoy your sailing. The way we handicap the boats will give far closer racing results and much more satisfying outcomes for individual boats across the fleet than OMR will do. As I said in an earlier post, OMR has completely lost the plot - at least for those of us who want to enjoy what we love doing. Alan
  14. Dear oh dear. Some of the comments, innuendos and accusations in this thread are a complete disgrace. If this is what a rating system like OMR eventually leads to amongst grown men then you can have it all on your own. If the rule encourages people to make boats go slower by adding weight etc primarily to get their rating down then it has completely lost sight of the real purpose of a rating system - to "equalise" boat potential and reward best crew performance. From a lot of the posts above, it seems to me to have completely lost its way. Alan Brand RMYC Multihulls
  15. Other things being equal!!! at Max's "old" lighter weight (1240 kg vs 1355) and same crew weight, she would have won 4 of the 6 races and finished with a total of 6 points after one drop.