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by phmiller
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: 1 Class 1 Course
Replies: 18
Views: 16309

Let's try things before we shoot them down, this was once a development class, now it seems we 'complain before we try' when anyone thinks outside the box. GREAT, I WILL BRING A TURBO CANOE! OH, I'M SORRY, THAT WAS SHOT DOWN BEFORE BEING TRIED. Oh, and the Moths initially banned foils, so the exampl...
by phmiller
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: 1 Class 1 Course
Replies: 18
Views: 16309

It sure makes sense to have everyone on the same course area. That relieves a lot of burden on the RC and the fleets will be small enough that it is manageable. It doesn't make sense to me to have ICs/DCs/ACs starting all at once. It is OK for the pre-Worlds regatta and even the practice race, but n...
by phmiller
Wed May 03, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: How to......
Topic: Definition of Finishing
Replies: 9
Views: 9723

Hi Jim, Nice pic! I talked it over with an ISAF judge and he agreed with my assessment. If any part of the boat or you, in its normal position, crossed the line in the direction of the last mark, you finished. He also pointed out that technically, if you were heeling a bit as you passed over the mar...
by phmiller
Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Definition of Finishing
Replies: 9
Views: 9723

Hi Jim, This is one of those cases where a picture is worth a thousand words! Assuming that the fixed line is normal to the course from the last mark, and that when you finished you were sailing AWAY (ie, towards the last mark)from the line when your seat went over it, then you should not be marked ...
by phmiller
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Definition of Finishing
Replies: 9
Views: 9723

Hi Jim,

It is the same as if a crew on a trapeze lifted up their arms to finish. As soon as any part crosses the line you have finished. You were correct.

Cheers,
Paul
by phmiller
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Weight.
Replies: 20
Views: 20467

While I’m quite willing to put my boat out to pasture and go out and build a new carbon/nomex boat to the 50 kg limit, I don’t think that is in the best interest of the class. These seem to be the current arguments for each weight target. Both have good points. 50 kg 1. A lighter weight is a selling...
by phmiller
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: 2006 Nationals?
Replies: 0
Views: 5100

At our barn warming/ad-hoc sailing canoe meeting last Friday we bounced around the idea of hosting the 2006 Nationals at West River Sailing Club during the Carl Miller (no relation!) Regatta on the weekend of September 23-24. Only the 505s are also scheduled to be in this regatta. As the WRSC IC fle...
by phmiller
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

If there are any insomniacs out there, Ben asked me to post a copy of a 1991 (published in 94) article I wrote on IC construction. It is at the bottom of my web page at: http://web.usna.navy.mil/~phmiller/ Answering Steve's questions: <b>Rotating mast/ sock will be 75mm before it is traeted as sail ...
by phmiller
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

It is apparent that people are pushing for a vote, and looking at the comments, it is also very clear that the proposed rules need some adjustment and that there is not full consensus on what should be included. It is also clear from various people's perspectives that changing the rule will not guar...
by phmiller
Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

Hi All, No worries, I've been called worse things! For those interested, I've posted my canoe weight spreadsheet at: http://web.usna.navy.mil/~phmiller/usna1.html Try it out and come up with your own numbers! Note the big difference in predicted weight between the reinforced ply and nomex boats. If ...
by phmiller
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

[quote]<i>Originally posted by Steve Clark</i> <br />Some questions to put before the crowd: The new rules have no sheer rules except a depth of hull established at the same measurement station as the beam and rise of floor. 1) Do we want to "Type form" a bow more in keeping with a traditional IC? S...
by phmiller
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

I agree with Steve that 60 kg is a good first step in the development class. The downsides are quite negligible, and the upsides are clear. Since some of the boats might be similar in dimensions to the Nethercott, which Ted has built at 72-75 kg, dropping 12-15 kg seems a lot more achievable than dr...
by phmiller
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

Well I did expect to get flamed for some of my suggestions and I did! I didn't expect ultimatums in a debate however and had hoped for more constructive criticism. Here are more of my thoughts on the hot topics. I encourage more feedback! The two hot topics seem to be beam and weight, although no on...
by phmiller
Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

Hi Steve, Thanks for the link, that is one version I had not seen! Too many websites to look through to get all the info! I'm glad to see that some of my concerns had already been addressed. I did get a chuckle out of the 750 mm min beam when I realized that if my old 16-30 had not been smooshed in ...
by phmiller
Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 51533

A follow up and a few changes in view! For reference my original comments are below. My apologies for the length! I was very pleased that quite a number of very active canoe sailors took the time to read and comment on my suggestions. They made a lot of good comments and because of that I would like...