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Matt D

Member Since 08 Jan 2004
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In Topic: C-Class LittleCup 2015

17 September 2015 - 07:11 PM

 

I love when people say shit like this.   Never mind the fact that you have no idea what the Swiss government will do if you don't go through a massive exercise in licensing, permitting, and insurance. 

 

Swiss drone laws are even tougher than Swedish ones, and the M32 finale was threatened with a $150,000 fine and the shutting down of the event if they caught them using the drone.

 

I'm surprised no one has gone out, purchased a few drones with extra batteries to film stuff like this. The footage would be vastly superior to what you can shoot from a powerboat, and the budget not much greater.

 

Interesting, I had no idea.  Is this across the board in Europe?  How about on this side of the pond?


In Topic: C-Class LittleCup 2015

15 September 2015 - 06:01 PM

I'm surprised no one has gone out, purchased a few drones with extra batteries to film stuff like this. The footage would be vastly superior to what you can shoot from a powerboat, and the budget not much greater.  


Clean - try not to take this too personal, but your fanboy nature of really pimping something, like the C-Class when you're covering it, and damning it to the dustbin of history when you're not, is tiresome.

Seconded.


In Topic: Gate vs. Leeward Mark in Mixed Fleets?

03 September 2015 - 03:23 PM

 

Now you are starting to see what I'm on about. Add to your description fast moving Cats & I14s with skippers distracted as they retrieve spinnakers. It can get messy.

 

 

Crews douse the kites, not the helms, so their eyes should be outside.  

 

Agree 100% with Sporting Ed's comment that if the boats aren't spread out enough, the gates are too small, and the legs too short.

 

A separate leeward gate instead of having a second windward mark is an interesting idea if there's too much congestion.


In Topic: Gate vs. Leeward Mark in Mixed Fleets?

02 September 2015 - 03:03 PM

Bigger fleets require bigger gates.

 

I like them - both when having one fleet on a course or with multiple fleets.  They leave more tactical options, and in the case of mixed fleets, they can allow slower boats to take the "wrong end of the gate" in order to keep clear air rather than eating dirty air for the early portion of their windward leg.

 

I sail A-sail boats (I14 and Tornado).


In Topic: I-14 North Americans

30 August 2015 - 02:44 AM

 

Crews in all of the videos need to learn to unhook from the wire. Much safer and easier to get through the boat during manouvres.

 

Noted, thank you.