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Post by david r » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:36 pm

:?:Minor category for Peggies [:(!]- b****y cheek :x-
Which boat tends to be at or very near the front of most cvrda races ?
I rest my case!
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But we were definitely the oldest boat on the water - and it was better than being at home

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Post by stu » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:42 pm

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really must have alook at that peggie handicap......[:p]
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Post by alastair » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:43 pm

How do we measure distance over water!! Does Stu run alongside his canoe and count the distance in paces.

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Post by stu » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:41 pm

no, we drop bread crumbs at equal distances :twisted:
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Post by neil » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:43 pm

There is no such thing as "an average member" now.
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Post by neil » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:46 pm

Just found out one of GPS has a "store fastest speed function". Will play with it on the canoe once I get a liner for my drysuit.
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Post by stu » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:56 pm

There you go Rupert, from Average to a Spanner, what's the next stage - a Spod ?
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Post by roger » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:46 am

Talking about over canvassing for a speedrun. I recently did a boat swap day on the solent with some Flying Ditchman lads. They enjoyed the sliding seat so much there was talk of a one off twin plank FD with masthead spinaker. If it ever happens I will let you know. Now that would be fast.
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Post by Rupert » Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:27 am

And in the spirit of windsurfer speed runs on the speed canals in France, they should sail it at Chippenham!
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Post by Ed » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:02 am

Re: measuring distance over water....

maybe I am being stupid, but surely this is easy enough with GPS.

You have two logged postions....and each of them is 1/4 of a mile appart.

Can you do this Neil....or am I really being stupid?

You would want to do it on a piece of non-tidal water for obvious reasons.

Oh....the FDs have been talking about making a FDMk11 for ages....I have also heard of talk of racks....twin wire....assymetric kite....etc etc. I agree it would be interesting to see what they come up with.

Who knows maybe by then I would of built my Mk11 Jollyboat.

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Post by Mark » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:33 am

Seeing Rogers reference to a Flying <font color="red">Ditchman</font id="red">, make me wonder if this is a suitable Chippenham boat
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Post by neil » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:09 am

2 positions is fine - just stick a GPS on each spot for about 20 mins to average out the position.

The problem will be that you are commited to a limited direction (well, 2 directions) so if the wind shifts the optimum course could be lost, that's why Weymouth has a choice of courses.

The tricky bit will be the time measurement - coordinating start and stop. If it's going to be self delcared then it might be worth setting up a couple of transits, again this will limit the choice of course. I am assuming that this could be done at Roadford so we could have a play to see what works.
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Post by Rupert » Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:20 am

There is a thread on the Y&Y forum which discusses this. Might be worth a look. I seem to remember it involved simply taking a GPS out and recording high speeds, but I could be wrong!
BTW, any club want the Frostbite event...? And any helpers for Roadford?!
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Post by alastair » Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:40 pm

I am sure that we will be able to find some helpers from Roadford to assist with the timing and computer.

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Post by JimC » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:02 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Rupert</i>
I seem to remember it involved simply taking a GPS out and recording high speeds
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GPS is prone to the occassional glitch so you can't altogether trust single top speeds. If you've got one that records the track so you can download the results thats best.

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