It’s time David Salter came out and revealed on who’s request he is waging this vendetta
Australia Sailing has now three times, refused to answer legitimate questions from SA about the reporting and endorsement process in relation to Celestial.
The funny thing is under PHRF you can easily protest the rating. The other funny thing is @Goodvibes gave you a like.All these grand prix guys push the rules - no one wants to get caught hence the silence.
We have a guy who races one long distance a year - took a stock boat and replaced every item he could in the boat with foam core. Bulkheads, floor boards all lockers - and thats just what I know, I am suspecting the keel has been windowed (weight taken out). the boat is floating about 3 inches higher than water line. Of course getting a endorsed certificate would never happen as floating test would bust him.
My point is that guys who race and are obsessed with winning will do anything they think they can get away with - or rationalize that they are not cheating as hey I got a Certificate Fuck off.
To keep his PHRF numbers from not changing he goes out for 3 or so races and bombs them - I mean 2 hrs after I finish.
Anyway I dropped out of the class and we will not race the guy.
therefor you have to measure the specific gravity of water within IMS and later ORCi ;-)Clearly the TP52's with so many racing are always pushing their handicap. Ichi Ban was no different. Perhaps some push more than others? Usually the newer 52's both TP and IRC versions are faster than their predecessors so handicap is important obviously. There can be a small inconsistency in the rating process via different measurers. The more you measure the boat the more you are able to zoom in on the best possible rating. Back in the IMS days the higher the salt content in the water the more tender the boat measured, higher amounts of fresh water caused the boat sink more and rate stiffer etc. There are so many factors.
therefor you have to measure the specific gravity of water within IMS and later ORCi ;-)
It's all in the rule.
Well it is about 26kg per 1000kg for salt versus fresh waterFuck me.
Here we are talking about a culture of 'stretching' the rules, and we are talking about the S.G. of the water it was in?
Seriously, there are far bigger issues here than that.
Designated driver/skipper stays straight & sober….Until ashore.
ooh - I missed the FP.
AS President, Alistair Murray:
“It frustrates me that there is all this discussion when all the competitor has to do is put up their hand and say ‘There’s something fishy here and I’m protesting’.
“Every competitor has the right to lodge a protest which ultimately – and I don’t know where it could go – could lead to a re-measure or a rating review. That avenue is available to anyone who cares to take it.”
Well said. There are way too many 'interested parties' who won't put their names on a protest or rating review form.
I put up with this sort of stuff at a club level - people bitch to me about on-course behaviour of other sailors. "Put in a protest" is my #1 response.