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  1. Yup you're dead right, there are many NZ designs that I would like to have built, but there are a few other factors to take into account. We'll be using it on a lake which mostly has But possibly the biggest factor is getting any kind of supplies. People in Switz just don't seem to DO anything anymore, I mean do things themselves. They all have enough money to just go out and buy it new, or pre-made. The most challenging thing most will ever do is put together an IKEA table or erect a tomato stake. Therefore hardware stores and DIY shops just don't stock or supply anything of any qualit
  2. Paperjet 14 A skiff from Dudly Dix, with three different rig/sail plans. Building it with a friend who's mother is kindly supplying the workspace (and excessive catering - Sunday breakfast was three courses with wine ) We got it as a precut kit (so alas no lofting required) but as it's the first time, I really want it to work out well so my friend who can't yet use a hand saw to cut a straight line is impressed and will be encouraged to try something a little more challenging next time.
  3. Started to put together my summer fun.
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    Would you or knot

    Not really an issue for me, and has not often been an issue as mostly the other boats are far too far away to yell. I think at times we might have tried to tell Bob he was heading for the wrong mark, but I can't remember if we were using a cell or a radio. I wondered about the outside assistance rule, strictly speaking one is not supposed to make cell calls or texts... or receive them. But what about unsolicited yelling? As JK mentioned, if you yell at the kids in the Opti's do they get disqualified? For the case in point, you could always use the radio to be sure. But is yelling
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    What happens next?

    Let's really mix it up.... Max 20 sailors in a team. firstly a 6 race series in 18 ft skiffs, fleet racing. next, a 6 race series in 40ft cats, again fleet racing, and a six race series in open 60s volvo style boats, fleet, at least one 24h race... Mostly short courses with more than two legs (W/L and Triangles). Keeps the action close to the spectator fleet, and gives plenty of manoeuvering and work for the crews allowing them plenty of opportunity to show off their polish and skills. tally up the points, take the top 4 teams, then go again, match race styles,
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    Friday Race

    oooh look , It's beer o'clock :) Sleep well all. At least it's Sat for you guys now, and you can sleep in more easily..
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    Friday Race

    Is it may imagination, or can I see Oracle flexing? moreover, is their ANYTHING that can go that fast and that high upwind, with that little wind?
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    Friday Race

    so Now I'm thinking I should be building an utralight multi instead of a skiff... what's the top speed I can get out of 15m2 of sail...? with a wing I guess it's ALOT
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    Friday Race

    Alinghi still carrying that penalty also... but still slower...
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    Friday Race

    they'll only get excited if they win it..... although more than one swiss person is sailing on the boat this time... so i guess that makes two mothers watching...
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    Friday Race

    yeh I hate that too - it's not like rugby or cricket commenators dumb down their speak It's not like it's 3.30 am everywhere... I'm sure there's alot of office people that no nothin about yachting. well, yeah, i'm in Switzerland and it's almost impossible to get anyone interested here.... as a result i'm kinda attracting unwanted attention from the boss as to why i'm watching a live video stream and not doing experiments.....
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    Friday Race

    AC, isn't the layline connected to your previous comment?
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    Friday Race

    crossed my mind also So Oracle sandbagging for one min in irons at the start also??
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    Friday Race

    hmmmmmmm oracle losing ground now
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    Friday Race

    Oracle faster upwind without the jib!!!!!!
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