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  1. the red boat is a Deception Design designed by Chris Dicks/Ged Whapshott
  2. Works be nice to know who says the wedge won't compete at to level. The BP is the benchmark that changed the way ioms performed across the wind range. Any design sailed by a good skipper will do well.
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    RG65 and IRSA

    Hi, Dear RG65 Skipper! IRSA's effort to impose their conceptions on the RG65-Class go ahead. In this regard I want to recall that: 1. We are just reacting to facts that will affect our activities as an established International Class. 2. RG65-ICA ***never*** approached NOR requested IRSA to go into this matter nor asked them for any opinion about the goals and procedures of RG65-ICA. 3. IRSA took that initive without any consultation or information to RG65-ICA. 4. We (RG65-ICA) knew about this going on due to rumors collected by a few RG65 Sailors. You can read the related complete mail exchange at "RG65+IRSA": https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l15mzq4vf08fomh/AACqs0Ea2X5PI7FSt0N2LmA4a?dl=0 5. Investigating I found Patricio Montero "having some ideas about was going on", and compromised him to get Gerhard Mentges introducing himself to me. 6. From Gerd Mentges we got a copy of the draft being worked at IRSA, with comments from GM, and afterwards re-commented by myself. This Draft was attached to mail sent to you on April 17, 2016. 7. Now they produce sort of reply, this time with comments by Graham Bantock, and an additional comment by him on May 25, 2016, stating literally: "IRSA would not want to use the RG65 name and logo if the class objected - some alternative name e.g. International 665 Class would be used instead. On the other hand, if the RG65 class is happy then the IRSA class could be the International RG65 Class" I remark that "if the class objected - some alternative name e.g. International 665 Class would be used instead". This implies that if we do not agree to their intentions they just would go ahead without consideration to our feelings. And I also remind some of the situations lived in the past: On Februay 07, 2016, GM got the following words mailed by me: "We had more then one sour afair with ISAF. E.g.: in the 90's we intended to affiliate the Class to ISAF, but it worked out that the yearly dues resulted practically unpayable. Our boats where considered as "Yachts", and they claimed us to pay accordingly ... And not long ago, while we where organizing our first World Championship, we got a menacing (SIC) letter from an ISAF lawyer stating that "World Championships can ONLY be organized by and through ISAF". Situation like theese produce unfavourable feelings ... 8. All this still without having received an answer to two very basic questions to GM asked on Sun, 7 Feb 2016 (original in german): "Fact is: which are the benefits of such a recognition? What are the restrictions? How much must be payed for it? You know: At the end everything goes through the checkout ... " 9. This being the present status in this matter, it URGES to define if we would like to be REGULATED by ISAF/IRSA or if we rather prefer to stay independent as until now, following our own uses, procedures and Rules. Our Rules you all know, the Rules proposed by IRSA were sent time ago to you. YOUR VOTE (and optional opinion) IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED. ********************************************************************* Vote Options: [1] Accept WS/IRSA tutelage by becoming an IRSA International Class. IRSA has not explained or proposed to us what powers they would exercise. It is possible that they will assert full power to define our Rules and procedures, and that only IRSA affiliates will be able to participate in non local events. [2] Reject IRSA's pretention and stay to our own Rules (with due updating when due), continue with our own Activities Schedule, and act according to our established uses and procedures. ********************************************************************* Please have a discussion with your Skippers, take decission, and VOTE! DEADLINE: June 26, 2016 <------------- DEADLINE! Your vote will NOT be disclosed, but hopefully will enable to take a consensual decission. You will get a communication BEFORE we formally approach IRSA. Vote to be mailed to: Fredo Vollmer RG65-ICA RG65-Spain mailto:fredo.vollmer@gmail.com Móvil y SMS: +34 660 28 7194 ******************************************************************** ALL ORIGINAL MAILINGS of this thread can be downloaded from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l15mzq4vf08fomh/AACqs0Ea2X5PI7FSt0N2LmA4a?dl=0
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    Sail Numbers

    Garry we are now using one number/one boat. this is to allow us to see how many boats are registered each year if a boat changes owner then only the boat number is transferred to the new owner. regards Mark
  5. Race Results posted on Lincoln website
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    rg65 euro champs

    European Masters - Report and Results The venue at Lery Poses in France was ideal, with beautiful surroundings and warm weather. However, there was almost no wind and quite a bit of weed floating to the surface, so not ideal for rc sailing. Registration and measuring went without any issues for the eight GB skippers. On the first day only two races were sailed after the seeding races and these took place in very light and changeable winds and some skippers needing to come to shore to remove weed. The good news was that John Tushingham ended day one in 1st place with Phil Halliday in 4th and Mark Dicks in 7th, the other GB guys were all still in contention and hoping to avoid the weed over the next two days. There were better conditions on the second day with beautiful weather and some wind. Weed was still a problem but with better wind it was easier to manage to avoid the worst. At the end of day two eleven races had been sailed so far and with two discards it was still anybody's event. On the last day in this beautiful location, the 32 remaining skippers battled the weed and poor winds to have a very enjoyable event with Victor Izquierdo of Spain taking the overall honours. With 3 Brits in the top eight places, and the others not far behind, the UK sailors did very well overall. Full Results for the British contingent: 5th John Tushingham 7th Mark Dicks 8th Phil Holiday 10th Cliff Thiel 13th Noel Donaldson 15th Ken Binks 16th Alex Corey 20th Nigel Brown Full Results link from Jean Christope Bories http://www.ffvoile.fr/ffv/sportif/ClmtCompetDet.asp?clid=112290
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    rg65 euro champs

    This weekend is the start of the european rg65 in France. Follow events here @rg65france or on Facebook The following skippers from the uk are competing :- John tushingham mark dicKs clifford thiel alex cory nigel brown noel donaldson ken binks phil holliday May i wish good luck to all my fellow competitors Mark
  8. I/we have been trying to promote this class for a couple of years. At the beginnibg of the year/LasyLast year i contacted all the district secretaries asking them to contact their district clubs asking if anyone would hihols an event for this class to help promote it. I got 2 replies. The notice of race has now been posted o various websites for the upcoming nationals at watermead
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    RG65 UK NATIONALS

    Here is notice of race for the UK national championships. this is an open national so all welcome The race is over the weekend of tbe 27th/28th june at watermead. Here is a link to the online registration http://www.rg65.org.uk/2015-national-championships Mark
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