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by alex
Sun Sep 19, 2021 20:18 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Sailmaker advice
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Sailmaker advice

Ülari wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 20:54 pm
But my biggest issue is with too flat section in upper part of the sail and heavy material that does not hold shape in low winds with old (big) waves.
I have replaced the top batten in every mainsail I have or had on FE83. Consider replacing the top batten in the Genoa if you have it.
by alex
Fri Sep 10, 2021 08:15 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-01 Haukkis
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: 2021-09-01 Haukkis

toxi wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 00:08 am
If they claim privilege that they are not entitled to you just let them know of it and sail on, but if they continue and breake a rule and you have to react on it you should protest.
Yes, Captain, it's obvious.
by alex
Thu Sep 09, 2021 16:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-08 Haukkis
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: 2021-09-08 Haukkis

harald wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 00:00 am
Could You please prepare to show how You do this at our next meeting?
We need to understand what's needed. How to mark a racecourse? How to read what RaceQs shows? There are youtube videos for all of that, actually.
by alex
Thu Sep 09, 2021 16:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-08 Haukkis
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: 2021-09-08 Haukkis

harald wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 00:00 am
Thanks, I wondered why stuff kept popping up seemingly automagically.
GPX files ain't magic.
harald wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 00:00 am
Could You please prepare to show how You do this at our next meeting?
Why not?.. Need a GPS track which I haven't used before tho. Will see if I have one around or if I could generate a fake one.
by alex
Thu Sep 09, 2021 08:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-08 Haukkis
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: 2021-09-08 Haukkis

Cage wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 00:17 am
Eikös sillä LYS aikoinaan ollut isompi kuin feneillä?
Their LYS was 1.10. FR 2020 was 0.863.
by alex
Wed Sep 08, 2021 23:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-08 Haukkis
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: 2021-09-08 Haukkis

harald wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 23:39 pm
Tuossa RaceQS.
I just loaded the racecourse marks.
by alex
Wed Sep 08, 2021 23:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-08 Haukkis
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: 2021-09-08 Haukkis

The forecast was pretty heavy for the outer areas and milder for the inshore. Weakening later, anyways. The short-time forecast - SW 8 m/s - was as such, so we went out with full main and G3. While out, with actual readings of SW 5(6) m/s, we switched to G1 and noticed that Charlotta and Estelle wer...
by alex
Wed Sep 08, 2021 23:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-01 Haukkis
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: 2021-09-01 Haukkis

...you are also expected to make a protest if someone else breaks the rules! Yes, indeed you're right. But we still expect that people follow the rules. One cannot be police for everyone, it never works and never pays out. Lately, I have seen many cases where people claim privilege they have no rig...
by alex
Thu Sep 02, 2021 08:38 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-01 Haukkis
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: 2021-09-01 Haukkis

Meillä olisi ollut 3 kpl protestin paikkaa tänä iltana. It looked to me lately that people became a lot more flexible about breaking rules. Yesterday Sans Rival was flying spinnaker on port tack towards the green mark and at least two boats coming upwind also on port tack had to avoid a collision w...
by alex
Wed Sep 01, 2021 22:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2021-09-01 Haukkis
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: 2021-09-01 Haukkis

NW wind 6-7 m/s with gusts up to 10 m/s - went out with full main and G3. We were wondering will it be racecourse 1 or 4, 5 came as a surprise. Nice choice, though, because of plenty of close boat contacts on the short racecourse. Started not far from the pin. At the start, Minnamari barged along th...
by alex
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Sailmaker advice
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Sailmaker advice

I have OneSails mainsail on Subbota for two seasons already. It is a triradial cut made of Dimension Polyant Pro Radial sailcloth. It's basically a high-quality Dacron. The sail shape is fuller compared to WB. WB typically makes pretty flat sail shapes, at least for FE. The shapes are superb when th...
by alex
Wed Sep 01, 2021 09:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Drumsöregattan Ratakisa 4-5.9.2021
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Drumsöregattan Ratakisa 4-5.9.2021

Yes, it's what I am talking about - there could be many reasons and we don't know what they are. My point is that if we could ask people who changed their minds what were the reasons, it could have helped the club to make better planning next year.
by alex
Tue Aug 31, 2021 22:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Drumsöregattan Ratakisa 4-5.9.2021
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Drumsöregattan Ratakisa 4-5.9.2021

For this specific race, we had 4,5 boats willing which then reduced to 2,5. For the Helsinki area, we had like 4 events planned for this season, out of which only 1 happened and we had to arrange a ghost boat for it to happen. It would be nice to understand why people don't come to these regattas - ...
by alex
Mon Aug 30, 2021 15:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Drumsöregattan Ratakisa 4-5.9.2021
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Drumsöregattan Ratakisa 4-5.9.2021

Less than 9 hours to the deadline.
by alex
Thu Aug 26, 2021 19:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Pentala-Nokkala su 29.8.2021
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Pentala-Nokkala su 29.8.2021

Subbota is in. Couldn't resist the laxsoppa.