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  1. I watch it with the sound off and FF to about two minutes before the start because I find the commentary so banal, but each to his own. If you have Sky or Virgin then it's worth recording both the live and the replay versions as they frequently get delays and the live version can finish before the race does. The boat designs are interesting from a safety point of view as half the crew would be underwater in the normal capsized position. Let's hope there isn't anything for their clothing or safety lines to snag on.
  2. Thought I'd have a go at sailmaking but I'm a bit confused by a couple of points in the rules. 1) Width Measurement. The sail measurement diagrams show that the 'widths' are measured between the 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 points on the leech and the nearest point on the luff. Simple enough but how do you find the 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 points on the leech? Since the leech has a significant curve, do you have to measure round this curve, as that is a difficult to do in advance. 2) Leech Radius. The wording of J.6 is confusing to me. I think it's saying that you can have angles (or radii less
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