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In Topic: 2016 moth worlds: Hayama

30 May 2016 - 04:41 AM

With so much  development going on that pushes the limits of the class coming from professionals (ie salaried sailors, sailmakers, boat builders etc), it could be possible that the main office bearers of the class being volunteers is leading to a situation where the inmates rule the asylum as there is just not enough time for the volunteers to stay ahead of the game.


The "hard arsed bastard" that appears to be part of the solution is a big commitment to take on, especially if they have to pay to travel to across the globe every 12-18 months to the worlds regatta, and then compromise their own regatta (assuming at this point they can afford the time to train) arguing with people about their sail numbers because they didn't read the SI's and ISAF guide.


its an interesting issue, and I'm sure its not isolated to the Moth Class.



In Topic: 2016 moth worlds: Hayama

26 May 2016 - 05:13 AM

Greenhalgh broke a shroud in first race and missed the second too.


Lots of other damage and a lot of back markers decided not to go out. So only about 45 finishers in each race and maybe places 30 to 45 scoring only on first lap. (moth racing has a lap scoring system, look up some moth SIs if you want the details). Tough day, not that windy but big rolling waves which occasionally peak and make big holes to fall into.


Meant to be 5kts windier tomorrow and waves increasing from 0.7m to 0.9m.


At least the waves are pretty fast (15kts?), so if you slow down a bit (to 20 in my case) you get some time to judge how to pass the next one. I have no idea how the fast guys go though them at 25+.



I think they just shut their eyes Phil and use their Jedi powers... its the only way I can explain it...