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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. There are shots where you can see each cyclor pedaling his own pace. So I would assume the pedals are not locked together.
  2. I concur, the massive damage below "BAR" was done by the aft beam. Moment of contact. Frame 611 of video "Japan & GBR Collision At America's Cup, May 27 2017"
  3. For all helmet fans: Wearing a helmet as a car driver or pedestrian also lowers your risk of head injury significantly: http://lesswrong.com/lw/mk0/wear_a_helmet_while_driving_a_car/ http://www.copenhagenize.com/2009/08/walking-helmet-is-good-helmet.html Please be a good example an wear a helmet when driving and walking!
  4. Replay from Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFc5wAUhZVI All videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSailingSeries/videos
  5. Variable pitch might be enough?!
  6. That's 18 to 20 knots of breeze? Looks more like five or so to me.
  7. They won't be competitive on a Tornado either But at least on the F18 they'll need one Beaufort number less to trapeze...
  8. Actually I am quite thankful for him aggregating this stuff here. But I can easily live without the derisive attacks against him.
  9. Another reason it is unnecessary on a multi: Apparent wind never gets back that far
  10. Yeah, if I remember correctly it was something like "the carbuncle at the arse of sailing"
  11. The daggerboard pull up line is visible right in front of the mast. In the video it is much clearer. This line is attached to the daggerboard in the aft third of the daggerboard. You can also see it in the FCS manual http://www.nacrasailing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FCS-MANUAL-B.pdf on page 9 (image in the lower right) and page 13 (image #9)
  12. And, when you got some confidence (sailing a cat single handed in 12-20 kts shows a lot of confidence imho!), get a trap. Find someone who shows you how to get out on the beach (its a lot easier with some heeling on the water) and practice (with constant winds and small waves) getting out without steering errors. If you master that, you will enjoy a better feeling for the boat, more and better control over the boat, more reaction time in gusts (the longer lever slows the lifting), and more speed, if you desire it After some time / training even the posture in the trap will be relatively relaxing and less strenuous than sitting on the boat. At least it is for me (weekend sailor). Tips: It is easier to get out with the trap set to "short" so your buttocks can slide off and on the hull. This is also the setting for bigger waves / beginners. If set to "long" you experience a drop when leaving the hull which I find somewhat disturbing / uncomfortable. While out, lower your postition only if you are confident you can pull yourself up again. Front foot should face forward to cut through potential waves coming over the hull. But most importantly: Have fun and enjoy sailing!
  13. My GF weighs 120 lbs and I am around 170 lbs. We can sail 5 Bft comfortably (after she relaxes and stops yelling at me). So 2 x 148 lbs. (2*67 kg=134 kg) is not too light. Minimum crew weight for F18 is 115 kg (~253 lbs) If your crew weight is below 150 kg you would need to use a smaller jib and a smaller spi or corrector weights(preferable option) if you want to compete seriously.
  14. That's bull... Most of us aren't even totally stretched (the head is usually tilted) http://sealaunay.photoshelter.com/gallery/EUROCAT-2011-F18/G0000M36QqhzMycU But we usually wear some stuff around our chests which weights a bit. And more if wet...