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  1. Could you not use the transmitter upside down and reverse the servos? Graham
  2. Many thanks, after I wrote the past l had a think and deducted l needed at least a few to keep near the mast and allow the bend to flat en the sail if required. Regards Graham
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    IOM jack line

    Hi I have just purchased a new A suit for my IOM. This time l opted for a jack line. My question is do you still need to use mast rings or tie cord to attach to the mast? If there is a need to attach them to the mast is there a max or minimum amount? Thank you for you assistance. Regards Graham
  4. Still waiting! Have you received your yet? Graham
  5. Has anyone received their year book yet, please.
  6. Hi In bad start 1 Green is is to windward of the start, but has not sailed the course (as she has not passed through the start line) Are you sure Gordon that you should call a recall for that boat. Should the boat not be allowed time to return or sail the incorrect course and then be protested for not sailing the course? The second bad start is the same but "clearly" sailing the wrong course and should be protested after finish for not sailing the course. If the green boat in bad start 1 is recalled can another skipper or skippers protest for outside help? Regards Graham (LEARN
  7. Hi John Many thanks for your answer. It not only clears the situation up for skipper A (me),but will also help the skipper B in future races in dinghies. Graham
  8. Hi Can any one give a definitive answer to a question from the Lincoln lake side? During the 1 minute count down boat A collided with boat B about 30 seconds to go. Boat A did a turn and carried on to the start. Boat B protested boat B for carrying out the penalty turn before the race started. As there was confusion on the call boat A did an extra turn. Both skippers asked other skippers and were advised the turn before the start was OK. Is this correct? For information skipper B is a successful dinghy skipper. Many thanks Graham
  9. 3 good answers thank you. David perhaps the spreader mark at each end in a lake like Bournville or where we sail off a bank would make more sense as the rounding (port or starboard) can manage the fleet to reduce cross over between boats on different legs of the course. A question for Gordon. Would you suggest any other type of course for radio yachting? The triangle and sausage is still used by most clubs as a course with most bigger events using windward mark and gate. I find the triangle and gate gets a little processional on the reaches, with beating and running allowing different ro
  10. With the big problems of weed taking over some lakes around the country, one of the worst hit clubs has started racing am 8M design that has a sloping integral keel that does a reasonable job in not attracting the weed. See the video below made by Mike Millard from Poole. Copy and paste into the address bar at the top
  11. Hi My understanding of a "good Gate" for a sailing course is that it should give no bias to either side of gate and be big enough for the boats to go through without too much problem. Now! what is a good width or distance between the marks to make the gate Good and fair? secondly, does it matter if the zone for each gate mark overlaps, if so how does the rules cover 2 zones? thirdly, Is there any time when a biased gate would be useful for the race team to set? I have raced at events where little consideration has been given to this important part of the race (I can be included in t
  12. I have read the articles and they are very clear and informative. I have also started reading the other articles in the other editions. I recommend them as a good read. graham
  13. Thank you very much John for your help Graham
  14. Hi Does a starboard running boat have any right of way over a port running boat that is also the inside boat at a gate mark of a course? If no, then why does a starboard tack boat have right of way against a port tack boat at a windward mark? Thank you for your help
  15. ''Have a look at Chris Durant's event report on the Gosport club's website:- http://malcolmeales.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/vane-week-2014-race-report/ Chris tells me that as he wrote his report immediately after the event he had not realised that during the course of Friday's racing David Bell managed to dislocate his patella and then at the lakeside realigned it HIMSELF and then continued racing, to come second in the event! Tough cookies these vane sailors!'' Cheers Chris
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