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SloopJohnB

Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:45 PM

8th boat assembled and this one is mine, the big splash at Wattle tomorrow. :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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SloopJohnB

Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:03 AM

NMMS (Wattle Farm) will be racing DF65 on Saturday mornings (2nd & 4th Saturdays of the the month) starting this weekend the 27th July all welcome to come on down.

 

Racing 1000 to 1200 hrs with the normal IOM racing from 1300 hrs.

 

We will be sailing on the second pond as the main pond was drained for the council to look at the weed issue.


Posted 23 June 2019 - 09:26 PM

Now I see why the NMMS boats filled the top three places.. they had inside support from the local wildlife.


SloopJohnB

Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:03 AM

We had 25 DF65's and 1 RG65 on the pond yesterday......and that's what all we had......no wind. :cry:

 

The old saying....."it's never like this" is true as normally the breeze does come in by the afternoon. :wtf:

 

We started of with a chat session by Graeme Perry from Kapiti talking about set the rigs up pity there was no breeze to test the settings.

 

We got 4 races away with the boys from Wattle using the club boats filled the 1st 3 places, a set of sails sponsored by Karl Stachel of Power Sails was give to Cliff Dixon (Papamoa). Just goes to show good IOM skippers can sail other boats. 10 in the first 13 places.  ;-)

 

The 5th race was the "Rum Race" with Mark winning the bottle, and then gave it to the 4 boys from Kapiti....I believe it do not survive the night at Taupo. :oops:

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SloopJohnB

Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:56 PM

No problems, will work.

Knot Me... maybe

Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:58 PM

Hi John,

Can you please confirm the details for this regatta.

 

Does anyone have a spare gooseneck fitting? mine broke and I havent got around to ordering a replacement yet.

I have this V5 gneek. It;s got that SS adjustment where the V6 you have had a plastic version.

From putting the V5 next to a V6 boat I see no measurement differences.

You're welcome to borrow it.

 

Sloop, they be the same or ???? any idea?

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SloopJohnB

Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:14 PM

Details here

 

http://www.wattlefar.../Documents.html


B00B00

Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

Hi John,

Can you please confirm the details for this regatta.

 

Does anyone have a spare gooseneck fitting? mine broke and I havent got around to ordering a replacement yet.


SloopJohnB

Posted 17 June 2019 - 11:16 PM

An update for this Saturday

 

Some DF95's are come out.

 

There has been a good response to this regatta with people new to radio sailing.

 

First we will have a season on setting the boats up by Mike and Greame from Kapiti Radio Yacht Club, they have been sailing the 65's for a while, so there will be be some handy hints.

 

Secondly I will go thru the simplified version of the Racing Rules i.e. the "Ten Racing Rules Commandments."

 

Then we will start some sailing, line and mark foy starts will discussions between racing.

 

And the all important last race for a bottle of Appletons.


SloopJohnB

Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

 The regatta is on Saturday 22nd June. :thumbup:


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