reckon it's manageable via a dinghy racers M.O.
we handful of SBs are racing 150 wallopers every sunday at the mo, and been doing so for years
tactically a faster smaller boat must steer around them to a great degree, which is do-able given your tacking down and up. 'buffalo girls' mantra
get near em and you increase your elapsed time, stay away and yr faster and won't hook up
mark roundings, ?? get in the line, NO '2 abreast' , if you get on their transom these blokes often leave a big enough gap to sail a truck thru anyways (or a handful of i550s?)
With respect, you are missing the point, G. The SBs are new here, and in mixed fleet racing you will see more pictures of the foregoing (and they weren't taken here). And yeah a faster SB has to sail around the lead mines, but the pic demonstrates not only what may happen, but also what will happen when SBs look for an advantage at a rounding with big boats when the two hit the mark at the same time.
Glad you have it all figured out, but dude, quit breaking my balls and open your eyes.
Not that I should be seen as agreeing with Gybeset, but.. I think he was saying that there is no need to try and wind through, just wait a moment and a big hole will likely appear.
The Magics at our club that come storming in at the last expecting room (or at least putting the sensible people off) always end up in strife.
Sorry, if you did get what he said but you don't get it.
Oops, back to I550s.
Yeah quotes, right, but the bloody photos in post #288 demonstrate the potential problem that exists between SBs and wallopers in mixed fleet racing more eloquently than I can possibly describe. Even if there is no need to wind through, some boats will try. The big hole may not always be big enough. No disrespect to the red boat or its owner whom I have had some correspondence with. It doesn't look like he did anything wrong except get in between two big, less maneuverable, slower, boats, one of which hooked him. Strife, indeed.
Sorry if you can't see what happened. Keep looking. Maybe you will get it.
typical of a forum when it appears like an argument whilst actually agreeing
Like you I said SBs must not look for an advantage at a mark, in fact get in line ! use the speed and size advantage as the panacea to the issue
As a less agreeable way of putting it if you line up a small collection of matchsticks and string between two Nautor Swans then .....
We have been doing this forever,
the holes will appear every time unless they've paid for a Russell Coutts type to steer their 'heavy equipment'
Waiting eagerly for a sailing pic of Aussie launch # 3 ( the green i550)
btw anyone have the standalone price of the C-tech spreader ?
Cheers GS, and no problem.
NA has not been mixing SBs and wallopers as long as you lucky bastiches have. I guess your fleets have it figured out, but SBs racing with big boats is going to be a major fooking revelation here, and it will take some time before manners are developed and the foregoing pictures become the exception and not the rule.
The i550 looks awesome. I wish I had the time and skills to build one, but alas.