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Posted June 21, 2019
Totally agree Darin
Posted June 17, 2019
I believe I am correct in saying that in the MYA handbook, it states, that having right of way, does NOT give you an entitlement to collide with another boat, which Jerry very kindly pointed out. Even when on a starboard tack, with an inevitable contact with a port tacker, I will take evasive action to avoid any contact if possible. As Jerry says, a protest, followed by a gentlemanly discussion afterwards is always preferable in my book.
Also you say “If there is no contact, there is no foul” I totally disagree, as if someone on starboard tack has to take avoiding action on a port tacker, then a call of “protest” can be given despite there being no contact, as it may well have had a negative result to the persons race.
I feel I wont be the only one to disagree with you on these points.
Posted June 16, 2019
I couldn’t have put it more succinctly Jerry.
Thank you for your input.
Posted June 15, 2019
Hi Ian, totally agree with you on all points.
You are correct, being onboard instead of on bank, is certainly easier to judge , however, I think my point is that far too often, risky manoeuvres and last second decisions are made, in my opinion, which far too often causes a collision between boats.
Posted June 14, 2019
Having watched many IOM sailing events from all over the globe on you tube, and competed in some events here in the UK, it is becoming apparent that the standard of sailing isn’t anywhere near as good as it ought to be. If these were the real thing, then I’m sure many of those skippers responsible wouldn’t risk getting into a collision scenario due to damage and personal injury, however it does seem that because it’s a model boat they are happy to risk damage to a boat, and completely wrecking someone’s race by their actions, or in many cases inaction.
This is meant to be fun, and genuine mistakes will happen,but at the same time, these boats are pretty expensive, so concentrate and make sure you are not the one taking risks with someone else’s pride and joy the next time you sail.
in General Discussion
Posted February 10, 2018
The reason I am sure it hit the boom, was you could actually hear the sound of it happening, as well as seeing that at that exact time it was gibing at the bouy.
Posted February 8, 2018
Hi Mike, just to say numbers removed with your advice, and successfully, so thanks for your help.
Thanks for that Gordon, it happened to me and I took a penalty turn, however I was watching a You Tube video of IOM ranking event in 2011, and the boat directly behind Brad, did exactly that,( Hit bouy with main boom,) and did not take a penalty turn. It maybe that the rule has changed since then, but thought I would ask to be sure.
Thanks again for your reply.
Could someone tell me if my main boom touches a bouy on rounding a mark,would that be a penalty? and warrant a 360.
I look forward to replies to this.
Thanks in advance.
Posted November 4, 2017
Thanks Mike, will have a go.
Posted November 3, 2017
Hi, I’ve recently got new sail numbers, and need to remove old numbers from my C rig. Does anyone have any experience in taking off adhesive sail numbers, and how best to do this. Any advice would be helpful, as I would prefer not to have to buy a new C rig.
Posted August 20, 2017
Hi Garry, just to let you know, the cockatoo that's advertised on here for sale, is now sold, as,said within its advert. Unfortunately not on the headline.
Posted August 5, 2017
Thanks for your reply, I'm sure your right, re axe lol, those guys are amazing.
It would be interesting though, if they were sailing a different design, whether that yacht would then become the yacht of the day which everyone wanted. It all seems a little fickle, and trying to emulate these top skippers, without the ability to do so.
Hence why I learn more every week, re trim, and tactical understanding of this wonderful sport.
Hi, I'm a newbie here,
And after sailing a 10 rater some 30+ years ago, I'm now sailing a Cheinz IOM,which I think is a lovely yacht, and even though it's been a long time since I sailed, I am very competitive at my club.
My point for this post is, BG and PS sail the britpop, and are obviously having huge success with doing so. Therefore the britpop has become the boat of the day, with a lot of skippers wanting one. But their results are no better than that of other makes, so if BG etc, were to be sailing let's say a Cheinz would he be as successful? as he is obviously a fantastic tactician, or is the BP, sooooo much better than any other design out there?
I know that this could be very subjective, but it would be interesting to know your thoughts.
Thanks, and just to say I'm loving being part of all of rc yachting again.
Posted July 21, 2017
I tried to contact two owners of boats apparently still for sale, and unfortunately neither could even be bothered to reply, such a shame that they don't even update their advert.