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  1. Just bought a 34.7 with standard rudder FL as per IRC cert is 13.4m Have only had her out three times so am looking forward to lots of tuning - at least the mast is centred and she seems to go upwind pretty well. Instruments not working yet so cant be more exact than that!
  2. You cannot expect to win a protest (which by it's nature alleges that someone else broke a rule) if you do not comply with the rules regarding making a protest. I would not regard myself as an expert but the first steps in a hearing should always include: 1) Conflict of interest or objections to the committee personnel (I once informed a protestee that my son was the protestor but we were very tight for committee members, he accepted the situation but my son objected! i withdrew to the bar greatly relieved.) 2) The committee then considers validity in private, considerations inc
  3. Like the girls we just wanna have fun! We spell it 'win' though
  4. At 5:40 do I hear something about a runner from the on board comms? These guys seem to confirm that the Tack bear away was a poor decision and that the runner was then the cause of the capsize
  5. Look at Luna Rossa on the way downwind. Their leeward runner is way eased and flapping. it's either a design flaw or a fuck up on American magic
  6. I don't buy that stuff about Olympic sailors being better at handling the pressure than others. Hutchinson, Barker and Goodison are all internationally recognised sailors. They should be able to deal with a rapidly evolving situation although at 40 knots you don't get much time. Just watched TH in press conference and he was very good and dealt with all of the easy questions he was asked. But... he's 52 so what is he doing as a grinder when his real skill is as a sailor/tactician/leader? I wonder if the afterguard on AM will change in the next race they get to sail?
  7. The batteries or whatever was after the event. We can clearly hear Goodison say it's a high risk move but Hutchinson doesn't comment and they go for it. The runner is still tight and once they bear away there is no way to avoid a capsize in those conditions. Doesn't look like damage which can be patched up quickly so maybe they'll aim for the repechage rather than try and get back too early.
  8. This is the second time around for this crash, as I recall it made the front page a few months ago Is the ed checking on our recall or has his failed?
  9. I've just bought a 34.7 (10R) My wife thinks it's palatial compared to our last boat - a mid eighties 33 footer Haven't sailed it yet mind you but with an autopilot and furling Jib it looks a doddle to short hand
  10. There are simple and durable solutions to all of the remaining problems but unfortunately the Tories have painted themselves into a corner from which there appears to be no escape and from where easy answers are unacceptable. As I understand it the deal is 98 - 99% agreed but BJ cannot accept the remaining issues without losing the support of many of his MPs. He has already shafted the DUP. The upshot will probably be ruinous for the UK and not much better for Ireland. I just cant see any good outcomes from the current position
  11. That's a ketch unless the rudder post is part of the keel. A yawl has its mizzen behind the rudder post and vice versa for a ketch Any update on why they abandoned ship. I guess the guys on the vendee would have dismissed conditions as being bracing!
  12. Lynch

    J105 IRC

    Inshore and offshore fully crewed but might do some double handed when crew not all available, Any thoughts on code zero especially for offshore work
  13. Lynch

    J105 IRC

    Think I'll be going with a 105 for next boat Any advice on what works best for IRC - headsail size spinnaker etc
  14. Very difficult boat to sail to its rating unless its very windy.
  15. Looks like 3695 approached on starboard and has broached 3496 on port is about to broach who's overtaking? Loss of control not an excuse when you break a rule so more info needed
  16. Good luck with new boat Did he not sell you the bottom half of the keel?
  17. Hmm Red white and blue with stars Reminds me of the union flag Old Glory Seriously though no women allowed as members in other clubs, are they still in the stone age?
  18. David Thomas 28 Has just reappeared on Apolloduck.ie 1975 vintage and looks beautiful Yours for €9950 (C$12000)
  19. Lynch

    New boat

    Very true. There are none here though afaik. I’ll be racing in IRC only
  20. Lynch

    New boat

    Thinking about a new boat for IRC racing J105 vs First 34.7 vs J97 Advice or abuse welcome
  21. Springs by two breast lines by two at a minimum Bit windy round here , if you tie your lines wrongly you end up with matchwood or its plastic equivalent Also I was once glued to a dock by a 30knot breeze and for some reason decided to go racing, a bow spring and a burst of throttle and we were off! Wish I'd stayed ashore though
  22. Shit If i was rescued in those conditions I'd be so embarrassed I'd hide anywhere I could. Sounds like it was a nice day (night) for a laser to be out sailing! I hope USCG sends him a humungous bill for wasting their time and putting crew at risk.
  23. I looked at these last year and thought it was a brilliant idea until I saw the price. Is probably acceptable for a superyacht regatta but for club racing it's a complete disaster. Our annual budget wouldn't cover two of them and what do you get for the monthly fee?
  24. i'm a bit older than the op (pushing 60) and have back and knee trouble but I can still manage my Laser in most conditions. I also sail a GP14 which is much easier on the body and still pretty good fun. There are dozens of two handers out there and id say it would be well worth your while to investgate them, you might even find a pretty girl to sail with!
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