Daniel Holman

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  1. Daniel Holman

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    I've heard that there is a gaggle of Zeros growing in Germany (for that is the collective noun for D zeros) but I am not sure how big or widespread this gaggle is. Cheers Dan
  2. Daniel Holman

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Think its Polish mfg and Czech administration to be precise! Cosmopolitan in anyones book mind.
  3. Daniel Holman

    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    Thanks Antskip and Phil S, much appreciated! Dan
  4. Daniel Holman

    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    Good stuff, Phil. Is there any tide / change of water level? And / or any current in the river? Cheers Dan
  5. Daniel Holman

    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    They do look nice hey! Lots of different sail brands up there which suprised me. The boats all look pretty different too (M2, exocet, bieker, rocket SSD) seems pretty healthy for the consumer in that class.
  6. Daniel Holman

    Backwards Skiffs?

    Pole is retracted there, max 2700 mm extension lasts stem but needs to retract to less than 900mm according to rules. Pole is tapered from 50mm or so to 90mm hence the gap when retracted. minor rigging time win generally offset by something else.
  7. Daniel Holman

    RS800 Video

    Nice one Mozzy, these are the best dinghy vids available on the www, much appreciated. Dan
  8. Daniel Holman

    Show your dingy sailing....

    Some more gratuitous and highly self indulgent San Fran. credits Jenn Virskus
  9. Daniel Holman

    Square top and plastic mast track

    Sawhorses and weight in middle also works for deflection, 10kg should get you plenty, but those deltas are very small Mozzy. I've dicked around with changing glass track to carbon track and actually the effect is not massive, and suprisingly not massive at tip, as whilst the track becomes a bigger cross section with respect to mast section, the parallel axis contribution reduces. I would agree that in twin spreader rigs, the leeward cap slackens once full vang and sailing loads are applied. Windward one will be looser upwind than on the beach. Until that point it backstays the mast a bit, so can be losing power in light. I think if caps too loose, mast tip falling to leeward maybe doesn't keep rest of mast in column and maybe reduces forestay tension. And mamybe affects sail further down the rig as a consequence. Doesn't matter re: power as above the hounds is not doing much once twin trapping and easing a litle sheet. Caps deffo affect mast in dock trim i.e. on beach down to lowers attachment. Loose lowers downwind in breeze is dodgy on masthead rigs. Some i14 rigs these days predicated on looser lowers and tighter caps (bear in mind in dock trim these work against each other, so redcuing one and tightening the other is magnified in distribution of prebend - hence you will notice when tightening caps that lowers tighten up) not sure if they go slack on leeward side.
  10. Belgian Bloke whose blog has been linked to front page of sailing anarchy in several occasions recently.
  11. Daniel Holman

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Brilliant, love it! Welcome to passive internet democracy in 2019.
  12. Daniel Holman

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Somewhat more ebullient in tone than what rs issued immediately after the trials where one got the feeling they had thought it hadn’t gone so well.
  13. Daniel Holman

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    I would venture that some nylon chocks and a string traveler control, in a cost neutral application, would not be a barrier to sailing participation! Hey ho !
  14. Cms is probs a typo. I can’t see this being too material, excuse the pun! But can see it’s an emotive point of principle and probably contractual legality. Think there are strips of foam down the bilges of hull and foam in the flat deck, can’t remember coremat but could be wrong.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    And I think that you will find that all major nations have dedicated s&c coaching as part of overall Fitness support , as much as anything to reduce injury. Sailing is not the same as college football or rugby, where powerlifting exercises can be more directly relevant.