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by DavidC
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap Racing
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

Re: Handicap Racing

Ah yes, the fame and glory. Settles into armchair, puffs on pipe and looks at expectant faces of sailors at his feet :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Rupert, David is right that some committee posts are advertised but some such as the PY committee tend to be invites because the committee is very small. Trust...
by DavidC
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap Racing
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

Re: Handicap Racing

Hi Rupert, I think the answer is being in the wrong place at the wrong time! :) :) :) Basically I have spent the last 20 odd years doing a great deal of professional measuring and rule writing for what now amounts to some 50+classes. I am an International Measurer and International Judge and have al...
by DavidC
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap Racing
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

Re: Handicap Racing

I have to agree with David on this one. PY is indeed not perfect but considering the complexities it does a very good job. The problems lie with the human condition that it is always someones fault other than the sailor! It is a data based system but trying to get clubs to send back meaningful data ...
by DavidC
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: hornet on ebay with story
Replies: 32
Views: 6183

Re: hornet on ebay with story

Don't tell them Just let me know and I will be there. I promise to let you steer! 2047 looks good at the reserve price if you want a sorted boat with new gear and a combi but the buy now is a bit over the top. Inter club team racing was a big thing at one time. There are several Hornet trophies in t...
by DavidC
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy and Smallcraft review
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Dinghy and Smallcraft review

I bought one for the collection. Pretty comprehensive at 352 pages. Yes it is like the old dinghy yearbook, but I didn't like all the biased quotes and news from manufacturers which sees to cheapen it. A few errors but there is the invite to contribute for the next issue so maybe this will be someth...
by DavidC
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pisces Singlehander
Replies: 27
Views: 6172

Re: Pisces Singlehander

This is starting to sound like a very interesting meeting and one definitely worth the camera recording. Almost a recreating of the One of a Kind events. We need to find a Bonito,a Sea Bat an Minisail and a few others and this could be really good.
by DavidC
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pisces Singlehander
Replies: 27
Views: 6172

Re: Pisces Singlehander

Sadly after over 25 years of working with them, somethings never change! :?
by DavidC
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pisces Singlehander
Replies: 27
Views: 6172

Re: Pisces Singlehander

Ah Thank you Homes, recognized at last. I fear that you are correct in that much has been lost on the RMD front. I believe he moved the the Channel Islands but he has been gone a long while and I suspect that most of his work was not kept. However, I will talk to Reg and others and see what contacts...
by DavidC
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: hornet on ebay with story
Replies: 32
Views: 6183

Re: hornet on ebay with story

Best main I ever had on my Hornet was the fully battened. Only down side was not being able to get rid of the power. In a back to back rave everyone else say there having lunch and we would be planing up and down. We never really mastered it so I should have stuck with it really. Sadly I don't have ...
by DavidC
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Living Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: A Living Museum

AG is right, it would be a museum to rival some of those abroad and certainly since the war the dinghy world has led innovation. The best place would be on an inland water for safe sailing - perhaps Oulton!
by DavidC
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: RYA Volvo Dinghy Show
Replies: 8
Views: 3174

Re: RYA Volvo Dinghy Show

I shall look forward to the call asking me to help with the Austin Farrar boats! :? :lol: :?
by DavidC
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: National Racing Dinghy Archive
Replies: 25
Views: 9044

Re: National Racing Dinghy Archive

Yes Yes alright :D :D :D :D :D

And no doubt and great deal of other bits as well :lol: :lol:
by DavidC
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Historical accuracy
Replies: 28
Views: 7164

Re: Historical accuracy

Hi Ed, I wish I could share your confidence with the NMMC. However, I have seen nothing but disappointment. I agree that they need income but even after a visit with a very successful businessman and sailor they were not interested in any advice offered. You are correct in that the National Small Bo...
by DavidC
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 17235

Re: Which Singlehander?

Perhaps it's not the start that counts but the ashore. If you are entering a race then it should be given 100% commitment to trying to win (even if in the deepest part of your heart you know you won't) and of course all the sailing rules to ensure that everyone is fair. At least trying 100% is the w...
by DavidC
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: IC 41
Replies: 5
Views: 2390

Re: IC 41

Hi Ed,

The book is available should anyone want one, from me, the publisher (Bosun Books) or ordered through any bookshop.

I am certain I will have more photos. I have several hundred to slowly sort through and scan but it will get done eventually.....

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