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    Lymington UK
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    Offshore short handed yacht racing
    Director of Racing of SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club)
  1. Jeanneau Sunfast 3600

    OK so we are going back a year but I have only just come across this Sun Fast 3600 thread. Here is Fastrak's story of last years AZAB (Azores and Back Race) which I did solo...
  2. soloFASTNET July 2016

    On my Sun Fast 3600 endorsed IRC certificate the SSS Number is shown as 28 and the STIX Number as 49 which does not infer the two are "near" to eachother. As you say you could in old days bump the SSS up with additional safety gear. I believe the STIX is a more scientific less subjective calculation but I am sure others will know better than I.
  3. soloFASTNET July 2016

    It is a Cat 2 race & the Speedbird 18 will not comply or be allowed to race! ISAF Cat 2 defines required minimum stability as, IRC SSS Base value of not less than 28; or a minimum STIX value of 32 and AVS not less than 130 - 0.002*m (Where “m” is the mass of the boat in the minimum operating condition as defined by ISO 12217-2.)
  4. soloFASTNET July 2016

    SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) will be announcing a headline sponsor this weekend at their Solo Racing Festival in Gosport, and at the same time renaming the soloFASTNET race as the SORC Round the Rock Race. 53 Deposit Paid signed up entries so far including 7 x Sun Fast 3600's, 5 x JPK 1010's, 6 x Sun Fast 3200's and 4 x JOD 35's which going to make some truly close and competitive racing in this challenging solo yacht race which can be followed online with Yellow Brick Trackers.
  5. NMEA Data to Laptop

    I have a Zeus 2 and the B&G wifi module running and I can pick up all the NMEA data via the GoFree wifi into my Laptop running Expedition. I also have a USB/Serial cable coming out of my B&G H5000 CPU which I can use, but I don't bother with this, I just use the wifi. A friend has a new Sun Fast 3600 being commissioned with NKE and using the B&G Zeus 2 GPS and he will be taking the NMEA via GoFree wifi. It is being set up by Maricom in Premier Marina, Swanwick, Southampton UK
  6. Whatever happened to the Classe 950?

    Lifting keel!! That's novel. I really do believe this Class deserves a future and fills a growing niche. Maybe the time is better now for us to grow the interest out there. Hope to see your boat on the water sometime when they have built it.
  7. Whatever happened to the Classe 950?

    I know this post died out some time back but you may be interested to know we have some Class 950's being built in the UK to a Simon Rogers design. The project has literally just started and 3 boats are on order at the moment. Here's the URL for the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RogersClass950