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  1. Even if the RC was found guilty of an improper action by hailing the recalls, the boat would not be eligible for redress due to the 'no fault of her own' condition in R 62.1. John
  2. Yes you may hail for room to tack if you are sailing close hauled towards an obstruction at any time while subject to the racing rules and Yes a penalty applies for failing to respond as required by R 20 at any time after the 1 minute signal. John
  3. I don't understand why you feel this way John. The skipper of B thinks a rule may have been broken - and his recourse is to protest or request redress - he may be right or wrong, but by going to a hearing, everybody may learn. In this incident, A is not breaking any rules, and B's issue is actually with the RC person. John
  4. Hi Vinnie, First, I could not find any cases or calls which may help with your question. My opinion is that a protest against A would fail - see R 41 (c) and (d) as the information about the course was freely available to all the skippers. A request for redress against the RC for yelling out the information may be more appropriate. A redress hearing would not penalise A, but may award B points equal to first as the improper action of the RC made B's finish position worse. However the hearing may dismiss the claim. John
  5. I hesitated to post this link of my mast bender in use as the sound is poor - I did not even know at the time that it was being recorded! One nice feature is its portability - we set it up at the pond, clamped to a (slightly shaky) fence. The last bit of the clip shows an added feature - a simple lever gauge that helps with calibration for different mast materials - I have three settings marked, one for the Easton 7075 11mm tent pole (slightly thicker wall that the French masts), one for the French 11mm tubes, and one for the Sails Etc 6061 alloy, which bends much more easily.
  6. I ask if there has been any progress by MYA on my suggestion? I was just reading the HMS regulations for another question when I spotted this line item. HMS 1.8(d) Except where HMS 1.8(b) applies in Race 1, requests for redress under RRS E6.6 (e) and (f) may only be made in Race 2 or following races. I had not noticed this line item before- but as it stands, any regatta that runs under H MS cannot use my proposed solution unless there is a specific item in the SI that overrules 1.8(d) to allow redress in Race 1 - and this is highly unlikely as any RC would not normally anticip
  7. Can anyone help identify this M? It looks like it dates from the 1980s. Its most identifiable feature is that it is a double-ender. Thanks John
  8. Just to let you know that I have revised all the chapters to match the new 2021-2024 edition of the RRS. They may be found at https://sites.google.com/site/johnsrcsailingrulesandtactics/ I may need to make some revisions once World Sailing issues the new edition of the Case Book, and IRSA Call Book (used to be IRSA Case Book). The new versions of these articles should still apply to the current 2017-2020 period, however be aware that some rule number were changed. John
  9. The study version of the new RRS is available here https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/StudyVersion20212024WorldSailingRacingRulesofSailing-[26383].pdf John
  10. Before you go spending money, ask why do I want (need) Country Code (GBR) on my IOM. You only need the country code if you are participating in International Regattas (IOM World and Continental Championships). For local and National events, the Country Code is optional. John
  11. World Sailing has published the next edition of the RRS for 2021-2024. Here is my quick summary of the changes, especially those affecting Appendix E for RC sailing. John RRS 2021 - 2024 Changes Summary.pdf
  12. Thanks for replying - yes, I have those measurements, but it would be much easier to have a measurement from transom to mid-band. John
  13. I put the outer wheels 12 inches on center. One local friend made one with the wheels about 8 inches on center and it took a lot of effort to push the mast forward and back - the pressure would cause the wheels to lock and deformed the mast out of round. The effort is much reduced with the wider spacing. Pics of mine below. The wheels on mine were cut from a piece of 3/4inch oak plank (left over from a furniture project). I cut out three disks using a hole cutter. Then I chucked each disk in my drill press and spun it while holding a Dremel with a sanding drum against the disk to create a g
  14. I am refreshing a Pikanto for a new skipper. Can someone provide me with the recommended mast rake for A rig, B rig, C rig? Thanks John
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