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by alex
Thu Jun 30, 2022 13:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ranking #3 2022 LUOKKAMESTARUUS Hangon Regatta 8-10.7
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: Ranking #3 2022 LUOKKAMESTARUUS Hangon Regatta 8-10.7

Subbota is out. Other arrangements were planned many months ago already.
by alex
Fri Jun 17, 2022 09:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: HLKK 15.6.2022
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: HLKK 15.6.2022

The wind was W 7(12) m/s. Race track 4 red (counter-clockwise) - rounding Melkki from S to N. Pretty good route for the given conditions - thank you, Petri. Very gusty, especially close to the land. Wind up to 25 knots S of Melkki with waves - noticeable rolling. We went out with the full main and G...
by alex
Wed Jun 01, 2022 08:28 am
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Kosteus kölin takaosassa
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: Kosteus kölin takaosassa

Solid laminate has an intense yellow color. The white-ish border around the black filler on the right side of the patch is a delaminated area. It hasn't been removed before the "repair", probably because they realized that it would make a hole in the hull and filling would become more difficult. htt...
by alex
Wed Jun 01, 2022 08:10 am
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Kosteus kölin takaosassa
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: Kosteus kölin takaosassa

Sorry for the late reply, I saw it only now. It looks like delamination of the hull. Likely as a result of running aground (*). The delaminated material was removed and filled with some filler - it restores the hull shape, but not the construction strength. As other people wrote, there is a risk tha...
by alex
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: FE83 FR number for 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: FE83 FR number for 2022

Yes, the VPP keeps improving all the time. I am wondering, - we've been critical about the fairness of our FR and nearly every time we get it lower, all closest competitors get it lower, too, - if all handicaps were changing proportionally, it would have been equal to no change - this is not exactly...
by alex
Sun Apr 03, 2022 20:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: FE83 FR number for 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 458

FE83 FR number for 2022

Hi,

The FE83 FinRating value is 0,8324 for 2022 and it was 0,838 in 2021. The FR formula described in paragraph 6.1 of FinRating-sääntö 2021 remains in force since the rules haven't changed. Hence, the ORC data for FE83 has changed - is my assumption correct? Does anyone have a clear insight?
by alex
Sat Feb 12, 2022 23:21 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Peräharuksen nostohärpätin
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Peräharuksen nostohärpätin

I used a tapered glass-fiber batten by Bluestreak (Australia), stiffness OR1 or OR2 (don't remember which one exactly). The cheap generic battens from the nearest sailing store are too soft. I put the batten inside a heat-shrink sleeve to protect it from the UV and to protect hands from the fiber-gl...
by alex
Sun Sep 19, 2021 20:18 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Sailmaker advice
Replies: 17
Views: 3263

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: 3934

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 3934

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...