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by petermclaren
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Pyrahna I.C.
Replies: 5
Views: 7843

Re: Pyrahna I.C.

Jim is correct that 206 is/was a Tony Miles wooden boat, and 208 is a Pyranha Mk2. I would guess that the sail originally belonged to 206 and was transferred to 208. 208 was originally mid blue hull with light blue deck. Maybe the underside has been painted white. Boat was built in time (just) for t...
by petermclaren
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: TONY MILES
Replies: 5
Views: 5796

Re: TONY MILES

Tony,

Thank you for passing on the sad news a that Tony Miles has died. I remember him well from visits to Stone where, as Tony M says, he was always helpful and full of encouragement and tips for canoe sailors. He did build some really beautiful canoes.

Peter
by petermclaren
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Starboard kite drop
Replies: 8
Views: 11140

Re: Starboard kite drop

Hi Kenny, Whist Gaz's ideas are OK in theory I suspect that you don't want to bear away downwind before dropping as you are probably on a tight-ish reach, maybe not making up to the next mark. (If you have time to go downwind, you could put in a quick gybe and drop on port!) Make sure that you pull ...
by petermclaren
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA
Replies: 58
Views: 60490

Re: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA

Many thanks to Chris H and others for all the information on the Worlds. Days' happenings and results have been required viewing every evening. Good results table from Richmond YC.

Congratulations to Alistair on another Bronze medal: two places better next time?

Peter
by petermclaren
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Returning member
Replies: 6
Views: 7255

Re: Returning member

Hi John,

Good to hear you're back in THE fleet. See you at Lord B next year if we don't cross paths before then.

Peter
GBR280
by petermclaren
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: PY number 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 9458

Re: PY number 2014

I've proposed 915 for ICODs to my Sailing Committee. No objections have been raised.

Let's all go for it.

Peter
by petermclaren
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: PY number 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 9458

Re: PY number 2014

Absolutely agree with Tony that clubs should adjust RYA's recommendations for PNs. In my experience most clubs want to avoid hassle from members about what a boat's PN should be and so they stick to RYA published numbers. However ICOD no longer has an RYA-published number, and so it would be good fo...
by petermclaren
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: PY number 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 9458

Re: PY number 2014

895 is probably a reasonable number for 2009 Rules IC, but a different number is needed for ICOD. Can the class committee recommend a number please? Note that 505 has gone UP 8 to 910 and so maybe ICOD should also go up by 8 - or more: I reckon it is hard to sail to 905 unless your name is Goodchild...
by petermclaren
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: NYCC Winners
Replies: 5
Views: 7429

Re: NYCC Winners

Hi Jim, A few more facts for you. 1993-2005: Mark Goodchild sailed GBR 265 "Something Happened". (Numbers increase each time he sailed!) 1998:I c an confirm Chris Haworth, not Hawthorn. 2011: Chris Maas sailed USA 246, David Clark USA 250 and Willy Clark USA 241 (unless he borrowed USA 249 from Stev...
by petermclaren
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Sailing Calendar 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 5430

Re: Sailing Calendar 2014

Loch Lomond Dinghy weekend is 6/7 September.

Is loading canoes into the container for the Worlds going to clash with the Lord Birkett?

Peter
by petermclaren
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Storm Surge
Replies: 3
Views: 4421

Re: Storm Surge

Reckon the Volvo was owned by the photographer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVz7Nk3qSJI

Maybe Volvos float better than Slurps!

Peter
by petermclaren
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: How to......
Topic: Tacking in strong winds....top tips, please
Replies: 7
Views: 9627

Re: Tacking in strong winds....top tips, please

Agree with Steve B that the biggest single thing is to raise the dagger-board in windy conditions. Just raise it about 4 inches, then forget about it.

Next thing is to ease out the barber-haulers to open the slot. I also ease out my (self-tacking) jib a couple of inches going into a tack.

Peter
by petermclaren
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Kicker take up in seat
Replies: 1
Views: 4646

Re: Kicker take up in seat

Hi James, Yes, I have done that and I like the arrangement. I ease off the kicker on my AC at the windward mark, and pull it back in at the leeward mark. The disadvantages are that it can get tangled with jib-sheet which is also led to end of seat and it's more string in the boat! You obviously need...
by petermclaren
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Europa Cup
Topic: Europa Cup 2013, Loch Lomond
Replies: 36
Views: 46184

EUROPA CUP PHOTOS

I am putting together various photos taken during Europa Cup 2013. There are many for viewing at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zzh5mb93fvwq3ge/j4y6FEQGfQ http://www.flickr.com/photos/100400648@N06/ http://fotoboat.photoshelter.com/gallery/International-Canoe-Europa-Cup-Loch-Lomond-July-2013/G0000f_SAj...
by petermclaren
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: correctors
Replies: 11
Views: 10124

Re: correctors

Steve, I really don't think that removing correctors, even 10 kg, is going to improve AC performance noticeably. Some of us, myself included, don't need any correctors to achieve minimum weight and so haven't got any to remove! I nail my colours firmly to the mast in believing the way ahead for ACs ...