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by DavidC
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas about this one?
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

What and excellent idea, see you on the start line!

Two boats that colour should certainly be photo friendly!!

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by DavidC
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Battle of the classes
Replies: 84
Views: 20000

I can help on the Sunday so count me in.

Cheers
DC
by DavidC
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas about this one?
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Definitely a Typhoon. I have one (no22) waiting for restoration with the original rig and Davidh says the Proctor family have one. There were rumours of another at a school. I doubt there are many around as I am led to believe they only built about 50. Usual problems with deck to hull join failing a...
by DavidC
Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Metre Boats etc
Replies: 12
Views: 4345

I have been discussing the event with this group and am happy to make contact formally for the CVRDA if you wish.
by DavidC
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Battle of the classes
Replies: 84
Views: 20000

Count me in if needed.
by DavidC
Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Keep Cats in the Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 11606

The first question is perhaps, Do we need sailing in the Olympics at all? As sailors and a sport generally, probably not. As a way of being part of sports funding then very much so. Much of the distribution of sports funding generally is based on medal success. Yes in the UK we can argue that for ye...
by DavidC
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Yachting World Scow
Replies: 51
Views: 15685

The picture shows the boat sailing in Brightlingsea outside the shipyard of James & Stone. Now sadly demolished to make way for th ugliest block of flats possible. Known locally as HMP Brightlingsea!
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by DavidC
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Battle of the classes
Replies: 84
Views: 20000

I am working on the 19th but would be happy to help on the 20th. I might be persuaded to get the dry suit out and crew- I draw the line at sailing in classic sailing gear in the London docks in January :D
by DavidC
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Graduate or Freshman
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Excellent another class to add to the list. Definitely not a Grad, but like Rupert a new class on me. Looks quite nice though.
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by DavidC
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Vintage Yachting games.
Replies: 49
Views: 17980

This is the first Vintage Yachting Games and my understanding is that it will expand and eventually include other classes, including the firefly etc. The first choice of classes are those which are still active and used to traveling. Nice as it would be to see the Swallows there, I doubt if many are...
by DavidC
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: SNIPE Dinghy.
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

The class certainly dates from that time. They are still being built and very popular in other parts of the world.

Try http://snipe.org/scira/rules/index.php

It is not a great site but you will find all the rules that you need there.

Cheers
DC
by DavidC
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: DSM
Replies: 19
Views: 7166

I think this topic needs an airing David so hopefully you might be able to start it rolling. Development is usually a subjective argument and we have to be careful which parameters we use. The great dinghies of the 60's and 70's "knocked" the local classes that preceded them and then suffered the sa...
by DavidC
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Jack Holt (and...Ian P/Peter Milne etc)
Replies: 36
Views: 11262

Hi DH Try this for the lazy E pic http://www.nationale.org.au/history/index.html I don't think they were that successful up here but they did get a class down under. Usual good taste of the Aussies, lots of sail area and a trapeze or sliding seat on other designs. Always fancied the Skate class with...
by DavidC
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: First Trapeze
Replies: 49
Views: 16328

Hi Chris,

I can supply the books direct. If people Private message me then I can go through postage etc.

Cheers
D
by DavidC
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: First Trapeze
Replies: 49
Views: 16328

Hi Chris, It is always interesting to compare reports. I don't think I have any actual reports from the first trials, but I do have actual papers and letters from Peter Scott about Chichester and an actual IYRU report for 1953. There is no doubt that the FD is a fabulous boat. However, it appears th...