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  1. Matt D

    Analytics software

    Interesting.  Looks a lot like RaceQs.  
  2. Matt D

    Analytics software

    Are any of you using any analytics software to download your GPS and video to in order to create polars, and aid in analysis?
  3. Matt D

    12ft Skiff Interdominions Video

    Those boats look like such an adrenaline rush downwind!
  4. Matt D

    2018 International 14 Worlds

    Come to the team racing prize giving to find out...
  5. Matt D

    2018 International 14 Worlds

    San Francisco Bay - Berkley Circle - August 12 - 25.  I am beyond pumped!  T-4 days until I fly out!  I hear some of our favourite Germans have arrived, with a few American teams training in Earnest. Other than try not to turtle in 10' water during nuking winds, any advice for a newb to SF...
  6. Matt D

    Hot to Stop PFD From Riding Up Into Armpits

    Is your PFD too large for you?
  7. Matt D

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Big thanks to Dave for coming to Ottawa and letting a few of us try the UFO.  His coaching with the headset was awesome.  This is making me seriously reconsider my sailing priorities. You UFOers have yourselves a pretty sweet ride!
  8. Matt D

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I am so stoked to try one of these bad boys out!  I should mount a gopro to make a good lowlight video of me eating $hit my first time out.  :p
  9. Matt D

    Wiring off the Rack

    I tend to think of up to a certain point, more vang will power you up, as it closes your leach, and essentially trims your main in up high.  Having the top of your main trimmed in will allow every extra armfull of mainsheet to trim the full sail for more power, and thus prevent you from rolling...
  10. Matt D

    Does your dinghy have a name?

    I used to race an I14 named blue fOOted bOObie.  The name was written in nipple font, so there were dots in the Os. When we upgraded I14s, the new one got named bOObie tOO.  Though the Canadian fleet frequently refers to her as Implants since she's the boobie upgrade.
  11. Matt D

    Blue Balls

    I love Hendo's work!  What are you upgrading from?
  12. Matt D

    I14 Capsize Compilation

    lol.  Not a bad idea!
  13. Matt D

    I14 Capsize Compilation

    I love it when the recoveries go like that!  Sadly it would have involved me picking up the jib sheet after handing the mainsheet off at the bear-away...
  14. Matt D

    I14 Capsize Compilation

    With our steamer wetsuits, the air and water didn't feel too cold.  The bulk of our poor performance was due to being rusty (a month since our last sail), and being tired (slower, poor judgment). The water was extremely flat, with some ridiculous puff/lulls. I swear we're normally much better...
  15. Matt D

    I14 Capsize Compilation

    Our most recent capsize compilation.  Because if you can't laugh at yourself, whom can you laugh at?
  16. Matt D

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Seconded.  I used to sail with a guy whom had a bunch of drysuits.  When out frostbiting in the I14, there were a lot of emergency get back to the dock events.  We were on the steep part of the learning curve at the time, and this was 10 years ago, so maybe things have changed, but I would opt...
  17. Matt D stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    Lol.  I don't think Doug 17 has ever tried a moth. 
  18. Matt D stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    I wonder if we'll see one being used as a stepping stone to the other...  (I.e. start in a UFO, or F101, then later move to the Moth) One of the things that I find most appealing about the UFO is that it's probably a better trainer for learning to foil.  A friend of mine picked up a blade rider...
  19. Matt D

    Performance gains without two boat testing

    While I agree that there are no substitutes for sailing with other boats, sometimes that isn’t feasible, and you wind up training solo.  On the I14 I sail, we pair a Tactic Microcompass, and Speedpuck for instantaneous feedback.  Post post-sail analysis, I've occasionally synced GoPro footage...
  20. Matt D

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Merde2's planning on bringing a UFO to Ottawa for the Skiff & Cat Grand Prix this weekend.  I'm hoping to borrow it for a test drive for a few minutes. Any tips?