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About JimC

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    South East England
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    Dinghies, especially box rule classes.

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  1. JimC

    Vector rudder upgrade

    I find daggerboard rudders way more convenient and safer than pivoting rudders. If a pivoting rudder comes up, even partially, at high speed you risk serious damage, quite possibly to hull, so you end up either having a fixed rudder, or else locking it into place so thoroughly it may as well be fixed, because you certainly won't release it in a hurry.
  2. When you calculate what its going to cost you to get that damn great thing on shore, dismantle it and dispose of the scrap, and then calculate what you might recover, and then think, well, maybe I could leave it for the next guy in post to worry about...
  3. Clearly they paid far too much attention to US Navy navigation procedures...
  4. JimC

    drop the drops

    Mind you I'm not sure theres any actual rule preventing the RC from changing the SIs to alter discards, so long as they do it in accordance with the procedure.
  5. JimC

    drop the drops

    At most dinghy clubs in the UK a no discards series would be won by the person who's most willing to risk a divorce and it would be very little to do with sailing ability. The glassware would go to the person with the fewest DNCs. The days when a good number of sailors were there every week no matter what are long gone.
  6. JimC

    Sad Sack 12?

    Yeah, but no different to any other 60 year old 60 foot wooden boat is still a very big deal indeed in my book...
  7. JimC

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    Exactly, all over the world superannuated baby boomers are wondering how the hell they can get anyone younger to stand for election as club officers...
  8. JimC

    No flag, no foul!

    "Competitors in the sport of sailing are governed by a body of rules that they are expected to follow and enforce. ” That seems to me a requirement for reading and understanding the rules. Trouble is they need to open the book and get that far...
  9. JimC

    Volvo Race High Traffic density report

    Am somewhat surprised that 30knots is considered a safe speed at night in congested waters.
  10. JimC

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    There's not really a "they" though is there. Every time there's a significant organisational or personnel change at WS then policy is bound to change to an extent, and every time there's a significant organisational or personnel change at the IOC then the guidelines they have to work with change. And many of these sport orgs seem to have a lot more change than most businesses do. So its not really suprising that its "look now and the policy has changed" I must admit I've kinda given up trying to keep up. A few years ago I used to read all the minutes and docs, and have some idea of what was going on, but even stuff from 4 or 5 years ago is so out of date as to be worthless.
  11. JimC

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    Trouble is these days there are always rumours like that, and many of them are completely fabricated. The days of no smoke without fire are long gone. There's always someone who's willing to invent a story... The logic of "We're not sure how to do a mixed singlehander round the cans event so lets have a two handed offshore keelboat instead" defeats me, but stranger things have happened...
  12. JimC

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    ISAF regulation 10.3(c)
  13. JimC

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    I thought World Sailing got a cut (with the placques) on every International Class.
  14. JimC

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    Oh to know what has been passing between the IOC and the Word sailing execs. Something very strange has been going on...
  15. Well at least they are nice and handy for the office. No hotel bills to pay. Think they might be taking the hovercraft to the Island, although that's got its own problems at the moment.