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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. But the sailmaker who made the sail should know the tack to hoist measurement.
  2. A little history. Many years ago when the Sydney Boat Show was held at the old Showground at Moore Park the dinghy classes were quite well represented as I recall. I still remember Frank Bethwaite doing demo's with a little wind tunnel. The Sydney Sail Expo seems to be a work in progress and I must admit to not attending as the season is still running when the last show was held. Maybe move it to an "off season" date like the dinghy show in London.
  3. As a 59 year old dinghy sailor I don't think the design discussion is without merit, light masts to lift into or out of the boat, I want that and so on... and there are a number of boats that are pretty close to the mark but some modifications to optimise would be beneficial. As to the time question, if I could launch my boat from the bottom of the garden I would be in heaven and I would be out at 7am for a sail before starting the business day. In Sydney, getting to the water in road traffic and finding a parking spot (try Woollahra SC, Balmoral SC, Double Bay etc.in the middle of the day for an afternoon race) soaks up a lot of time so you leave early to avoid traffic and find somewhere to park. First world problems I know but what could be an afternoon activity turns into a whole day exercise.