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In Topic: 2016 moth worlds: Hayama

23 May 2016 - 12:05 AM



So, is it just me or is the sail below the white band on the mast. I know it won't make much difference but people are really starting to force the rules pretty hard. AMAC with his bowsprit, the glued on bowsprit. Like the rules actually look pretty understandable to me... and I'm german. I really think the class just needs one person to be the dick going around enforcing these rules.


Gute Idee!


+ Eins!  :)

In Topic: Olympic selection issues

12 May 2016 - 11:22 PM

So combine the thoughts in my previous two posts, and you see that:

* The general sailing community does not care much about olympic sailing or who goes,

* The general public does not care about sailing in general except if someone wins an olympic medal,

* YA only care about the funds that medals earn from the IOC/Govt money stream which they spend only on olympic targeted development anyway.

So YA set a criteria for selection eliminating people unlikely to medal.

And the general sailing community get disenchanted with YA for concentrating its time and money on the olympic ambitions of a few.


Maybe it is the same in other countries, but is it good for our sport?



With the numbers sailing dwindling over the last 20 to 30 years, it is probably not good for the sport that all the money is placed at the top.


Didn't Einstein say, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"?


Certainly seems like those blazer wearers at YA have their heads buried in the sand.

In Topic: Aeronamics #2

05 April 2016 - 11:10 AM


Except that the Aeronamics doesn't have the wings of this width, so imagine Scott was sitting just outboard from the gunnel. He would have hit the foils. This crash is only one example, and they happen all the time.

you sure about that?


check out the lady standing in front of the raised (windward) foil.





That looks like a blade ready to slice, will it dice too??

In Topic: Aeronamics #2

05 April 2016 - 04:31 AM

So ventilation could result in decapitation or castration. It looks obvious to me that this could happen, yet the aeronautics team seems to think otherwise (hopefully). Am I missing something? Or will buyers end up missing something?


Who was that French guy that almost took his foot off when falling off a foiling cat?

If it can happen to him perhaps it is an option for all punters!!

In Topic: DC Designs

22 March 2016 - 10:19 AM

Thanks for all the responses, a lot to think about, I will experiment next sailing season with a few different things and we'll see how it all goes :-) good thing I have a few Nethercott backups if things go bad...I guess the good news is I have officially been told I am moving at the end of the year to live somewhere where there is a constant 25 knot sea breeze every afternoon with flat water, so hopefully my sailing will improve further with decent wind


Does this mean that you be assimilated as a "Sandgroper"?