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Darin Ballington

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  1. Hi Barry, I think that I heard them say that the Judge's race management software has just such a thing and is why they were able to make a quick decision on Saturday.
  2. The quality is excellent and by watching on You Tube you can view it at anytime and avoid delays, I also like Ken Read as a commentator, Nathan Outteridge is also good but Shirley Robertson is the star. After the boats of course
  3. Hi Michael, If I were looking for an M upgrade I would go for a known design that others in your area will be able to assist you with and you can gauge your and the boats performance against; whatever response you get will only be an opinion and your lake will no doubt have a variety of factors that will influence you. Read the pimp my marblehead series on the M class website as this will give you a guide on what is current thinking and the items to look out for. https://marbleheadsailing.wordpress.com/how-to-tips/ My opinion (for what its worth) is that there are a lot of
  4. Hi Michael, The MYA is trying to address this issue of measurers and training, however,it is the measurers responsibility to stay current but it was brought to the councils attention by the registrars who were being presented with information that was incorrect or poorly presented that this is not happening in all classes, it was agreed that this was for a number of reasons and that the existing system had no formal provision within its processes to either gauge a measurers level of on going competency, or to offer retraining. The TO is trying to address this but with Covid restricti
  5. No Problem, there will be a further update on the Scottish district today/tomorrow.
  6. https://mya-uk.org.uk/mya-coronavirus-news-and-guidance/
  7. Hi John, Why not post your own "virtual" trade show, I'm sure that the members would really appreciate a video of what you have planned for 2021 and the suppliers section of the forum is just the place.
  8. More bad news for you John, the trade show has been cancelled due to social distancing concerns.
  9. Hi John/Derek, I know that the council are very keen to ensure that we can get back to competitive racing as soon as possible and are working on guidance documents. Like Derek I am concerned that some of our members may find other activities but I also see that we have a fantastic opportunity to place club sailing back at the front of everyones mind, and if we all support our local clubs we can individually do something to encourage our friends and mates to come out to play. I see that clubs are starting to organise regular sailing and if we all join in (socially distanced of course)
  10. Guys, The MYA spoke to the RYA on Friday, and the announcement about team sports had come as a surprise to them and they were evaluating the situation as are the council. Once the council has done this the RYA are our route to approval from the government for the resumption of competitive radio sailing in larger groups. At this stage it is Still up to each club to assess its own risks and compliance with their national government’s guidance and the subsequent format and numbers involved. Darin
  11. The doc below from the RYA is a good read and clearly laid out (although you need to adjust to national guidance) Updated today - 08.07.20 RYA C19 gov guidance QAs.pdf
  12. Thanks All, Some good information here, will post what I end up making- and if it works!
  13. So, finally decided that I’m going to build a roller mast bending jig. I’ve got my wheels via the next people at Amazon, but now have to decide how far apart to set them? The middle wheelbwill go up and down vertically to adjust the bend and Im thinking that the further apart the softer the curve but presumably too far and there are other problems? Any thoughts or tips? Darin
  14. Hi, I think that Tim has the right to ask the question regarding the fees like any other member on the forum. and responses should be fair and understanding (with a little humour;)). It is worth noting that the MYA fees are not impacted greatly by the lack of racing as any race levy goes into the MYA racing fund for the use by the MYA Racing Officer. This is intended to support the racing community without putting a significant financial burden on the general membership. With regard to the MYA subscription fees, they cover the base administration costs plus technical matters and
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