Daniel Holman

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  1. Daniel Holman

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    Ughhhh I thought I had managed to forget about that moment. Don't drop your mainsheet when you plow into a wave when its blowing 20 kts kids.
  2. Daniel Holman

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    I've seen mid 24s i14 sailing on GPS during racing, and seen 25.0 on a GPS in a pic. Needs plenty of wind and flat water. Like in this clip: https://www.picuki.com/media/2216909043337881453 I've done 29.6 on windsurf kit 7m2 115l slalomy stuff but not that windy. Felt fast mind!
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    Foiling MOTH tuning

    Have a pop at sitting further forward. Yours sounds very similar to my first of two moth sessions. Inutiitively as a dinghy person you inch back when going quick / feeling concerned! Thinking about it, makes sense that it leads to quick take off and "breach" of main foil. Most of the good moths look a little bow down most of the time, and they only seem to go back on the rack downwind in breeze, where I assume it may be balanced off with some adjustment of the rudder angle
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    2020 JJ Giltinan 14-22 March

    More twist from less vang (if that is still the case this year) means you move a lot less mainsheet as well, and is more tolerant of steering as well. All assuming you've got plenty of power.
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    2020 JJ Giltinan 14-22 March

    Yep I'd say its a lot about helm balance - you lose a bit of RM from CoB, gain a bit from rig on top. Generally only works in breeze I think. Not seen this JJ but last one Honda sailed with a twistier main which meant they weren't inverting, closing slot, and were shedding power from up high etc compared to Aus boats. Certainly seemed to work, as well as the ww heel
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    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
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

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

    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    Thanks Antskip and Phil S, much appreciated! Dan
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    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
  10. 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.
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    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.
  12. Daniel Holman

    RS800 Video

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

    Show your dingy sailing....

    Some more gratuitous and highly self indulgent San Fran. credits Jenn Virskus
  14. 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.
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