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by Steve Clark
Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 49405

I usually don't get too fanatic about all the calcs and ratios because beyond what I already spout of to give a general idea of what kind of boat this is going to be, I'm not sure what the really mean. There is so much happening dynamically that running static calcs except to give yourself some guid...
by Steve Clark
Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 49405

I suppose it would be possible. You would chose a sail area displacement ratio, Something like "42" because it is a good number and close to where we are going to be anyway. You back calculate the SA/D ratio and that gives you the area available. This takes advantage of the fact that we don't have p...
by Steve Clark
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 49405

Anders, The beam is not mandated. 750mm is the minimum. 1070mm is the maximum. The minimum in the pre Nethercott rule was 30". The numbers are within 12mm or so. Slurps and Lust Puppet have a waterline max beam of 876mm even though the were at the minimum rise of floor beam under the old rule. So th...
by Steve Clark
Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 49405

Lets look at some numbers shall we? I think there are two coefficients that are particularly indicative of performance. They are the displacement length ratio and the sail area displacement ratio. To my thinking they define how easy it is to drive a boat past hull speed and how much oomph you have t...
by Steve Clark
Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 49405

Lets all remember that Chris Maas has some legitimate IC cred. He built and sailed a very cool canoe in the mid 80s and definitely ramped the heavy air reaching ability of the boat way up. He didn't stick with it for a number of reasons, but he is a very good sailor, a talented designer and has deve...
by Steve Clark
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 133282

Should be able to out run a Laser, even in light air, but not by enough. Having the leeward shroud go away is huge, but until the additional length can start doing you some good, you go downwind as fast as anything with 10.6m^2 of sail. Glad you enjoy the ride as the breeze comes up, the harder it b...
by Steve Clark
Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 133282

It will be interesting to see how this plays. There will always be the question of getting it downwind. The rudder foil is attractive, but is also wetted surface that you don't necesarily need on a boat with a 5 meter waterline. It may be better to have some volume forward and not drag the foil arou...
by Steve Clark
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: BCU Sailing committe position.
Replies: 15
Views: 16943

One cannot exclude IC(a)sailors from IC class votes because their boats CAN be raced as ICs. You cannot exclude IC sailors from IC(a) votes because their boats CAN be IC(a)s. All be it ones that don't go very fast on the runs.... I don't recall there ever being a world vote on the IC(a) rules. It is...
by Steve Clark
Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 133282

To reiterate the point. The idea is to have the IC be the development class. The DC (or IC(d) as I prefer to refer to this effort) is a proposed designation by the BCU sailing committee to manage the transition from a one design back to a development class. The good news of that proposal is that it ...
by Steve Clark
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: BCU Sailing committe position.
Replies: 15
Views: 16943

Christian, A bit of more recent history; I proposed the unirig solution to reunify the ICs and ACs. There was a lot of very vocal criticism and declarations that it wouldn't work. I built one, showed up and there was a lot less cynicism and other people actually said they thought it was a good idea....
by Steve Clark
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Position Statement from the Committee
Replies: 11
Views: 12287

The goal is the same. I think it is up to the ICF Sailing Committee to establish the criterion for international status, the conditions that trigger the major rule change, and ultimately the time table. This is meerly the position of the Brits. I find this to be encouraging because it isn't a flat r...
by Steve Clark
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Position Statement from the Committee
Replies: 11
Views: 12287

Christian,
The "DC" will have required numbers for medals in OZ.
It is within our power to make this happen and I intend to do so even if I have to pull my secret slovacian ancestry out of of hiding.
OOPS, I wasn't going tomention that.
Double Scret Probation.
Dean Wormer
by Steve Clark
Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 133282

Phil, It won't be quite as easy as all that. You will have to go back to the car for the sliding seat. Otherwise, I'm glad you enjoyed the sail. Only after sailing an A Class or a narrow Moth would one think an IC makes a lot of fuss! Much of the complication of the rig you speak of is optional and ...
by Steve Clark
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: BCU Sailing committe position.
Replies: 15
Views: 16943

Is up on the site. It seems that it should be game on for new designs even though their position is sort of the mirror image of what I had in mind. New designs can compete along side the existing one designs and will be scored as a division within the race. This should include the 2008 World Champio...
by Steve Clark
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Position Statement from the Committee
Replies: 11
Views: 12287

So, do I understand this correctly? The BCU Sailing Committee propose that the new rules boats compete alongside existing boats, and be awarded separate trophies. They may enter any regatta including the 2008 World Championship. If they have achieved international distribution (3 continents, 6 natio...