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by FDGorilla
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2011 events
Replies: 95
Views: 26019

Re: 2011 events

Are any Classic Finns looking to do the Nationals at Christchurch - 6th, 7th and 8th May?
by FDGorilla
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Finn Training
Replies: 1
Views: 2260

Finn Training

Is anyone else coming to the Finn training at Warsash this weekend?

Forecast looks ideal - lightish winds from SSE with a little cloud cover to take the glare off while concentrating on not using the rudder but using the mainsheet and hull to steer, windward heel, fore/aft trim, etc, etc
by FDGorilla
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Event 1-3 May
Replies: 44
Views: 13581

Re: Roadford Event 1-3 May

Unfortunately as the Principal Contractor is behind building our shiny new stands at work, my holiday has been rescinded for this event so the Finn won't be making an emotional home-coming at this stage.

Happy??..... Not exactly.....
by FDGorilla
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Gone wooden
Replies: 16
Views: 4689

Re: Gone wooden

As the man says, I've only gone and joined the Finn Fleet - No brain? No Pain! Sail Finn!! So excited about getting back on the water properly again after what seems like forever. Just need to get fit now...... I spent a lovely day tinkering yesterday with Robert sat in the cockpit explaining how it...
by FDGorilla
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 19961

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

James, be great to see you again. Please could you remember to bring the plastic boat trophy with you. Eeek! It's somewhere safe. Hopefully. :oops: I know the duck and the base were temporarily separated - I have a small boy who was very excited that the duck glowed in the dark. I'll have a dig and...
by FDGorilla
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who's bringing a Finn to Roadford.
Replies: 8
Views: 3716

Re: Who's bringing a Finn to Roadford.

9 Finns. Gulp...... I'm gonna look REALLY ordinary......

Seriously, that's a great result! I'm looking forward to this even more than I was before.
by FDGorilla
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 19961

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Ohh. Don't think I've come accross 233. We had 238 as our first FD - quickly changed up when I started pulling it apart quicker than we could fix it :oops: Alan - do I need to pick the boat up from somewhere or how do you want the logistics to work? I'll try and send a PM with my phone number so we ...
by FDGorilla
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Camping at Roadford
Replies: 46
Views: 13224

Re: Camping at Roadford

Guys I've just booked us in - we've been put in 'the other field'. Hopefully this is right - we're arriving on Friday so probably before most. With what feels like the biggest tent in the world when you have two little people running/crawling around, it'd be a nightmare to move - can someone confirm...
by FDGorilla
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 19961

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Perfect - borrowing the 'Boat of God'. No pressure then.

No worries taking a look at 350 - happy to go for a splash after racing if it helps. Which other FD is muttering about coming?
by FDGorilla
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 19961

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Sounds like we have a plan - 10 Finns sounds like good sport! I've only sailed one once so me thinks it could be a steep learning curve!!!! My weight is currently 107kg - I don't know if that has a bearing on which boat you guys are willing to lend me. Two Dutchmen is almost an open meeting..... In ...
by FDGorilla
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 19961

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Hi Brooksey

I might need to borrow a Finn if there's one available - not sure I can shoehorn myself into the OK again!! Otherwise I'd be happy to run about in the front of 350 if you don't mind adding considerable weight and my fading memory of how the genny works....
by FDGorilla
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Spinnaker Trimming
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Spinnaker Trimming

Guys, I'm not sure if this will be of interest but attached is an article that I was asked to write for the FD Newsletter. It does presume a certain amount of knowledge but it hopefully isn't too far out there. It also makes specific references to people etc and I'm afraid I can be bothered to edit ...
by FDGorilla
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Flying Dutchman
Replies: 11
Views: 4453

Re: Flying Dutchman

Your shroud rollers are way too small - they need to be 30cm to 40cm long and free floating. Plastic cable duct is perfect - can't remember the diameter we used but it's not the thinest. This will help stop the genny ragging itself on the shrouds in breeze and make rolltacks easier in the lighter st...
by FDGorilla
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Flying Dutchman
Replies: 11
Views: 4453

Re: Flying Dutchman

Brooksey, it may have had two chutes (running and reaching kites) - the hatches are in about the right place and that would be modern technology for that era. Chris, it'd be worth getting to Rutland for the Midland Championships (25/26 October) if you can - if not to sail, the AGM and a great meal o...
by FDGorilla
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Netlley Nationals
Replies: 35
Views: 10446

Re: Netlley Nationals

Another belated thanks to all involved. Great event and lovely people. It's really nice to do an event which reminds you why we do the sport we do - having done the International circuit and focused hard on training / weight / sail development for specific events and venues, its really nice to just ...