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by Colin Newman
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Life After IC Sailing
Replies: 2
Views: 2856

Re: Life After IC Sailing

All sound advice! My son and his wife told us that before the twins arrived they did not mind if they had boys or girls (and they deliberately avoided being told in advance) but, after the boys arrived they were very pleased as it is far less likely they will want to go for horses! :lol: Cheers Colin
by Colin Newman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Life After IC Sailing
Replies: 2
Views: 2856

Life After IC Sailing

In August last year after selling my new rules IC, I posted a 'goodbye and thank you' post to everyone in the class. Many thanks to those who responded with kind comments either on this forum or by individual e-mail. In the belief that old friends just might be interested in one old man's experience...
by Colin Newman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: 'Colexit' It is time to say goodbye.
Replies: 6
Views: 7370

'Colexit' It is time to say goodbye.

As many in the fleet will know Barbara and I became grandparents for the first time on April 5 last year when our daughter-in-law, Helen gave birth to twin boys. It first started as almost a joke, but each time we visited our younger son, Tim, his wife and the twins in Eldwick near Bingley, they kep...
by Colin Newman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Promotion of class (Ladies / Youths)
Replies: 4
Views: 6096

Re: Promotion of class (Ladies / Youths)

We have had women in the IC fleet in the past and in Germany a woman was national champion about ten years ago. As a 'well nourished pensioner' I am now about 70kg, but in my prime, aged about 54, I was 65Kg and briefly only 60 Kg. In racing terms in various IC ODs I tended to do better in the force...
by Colin Newman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: GBR 295 Extended Play for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 4860

Re: GBR 295 Extended Play for Sale

GBR 295 is now sold to Mike Shreeve who as you will see from his post is now hoping to sell his older IC OD. I am glad the boat is going to a good home (only about three miles from mine in Hinckley!) For the record, after advertising for free on the Apollo Duck website, I had three serious inquiries...
by Colin Newman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Missing Archives ?
Replies: 8
Views: 9444

Re: Missing Archives ?

Thanks Ed for your comments. If only the Sliding Seat Publications after 2008 could be found and uploaded onto the web site as this would contain most of the historical information UK IC sailors might want. I find I have hard copies of all Sliding Seat editions up to 2008 but after this date I recal...
by Colin Newman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Missing Archives ?
Replies: 8
Views: 9444

Re: Missing Archives ?

Hi Jim, Thanks for a quick response from both you and Ed. As far as I recall On the International IC site I simply put in 'Europa Cup 2013' in the search box and got back 'nothing found'. As I was looking for the full set of results knowing Paul finished about 8th or 9th, I would not have tried unde...
by Colin Newman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Missing Archives ?
Replies: 8
Views: 9444

Missing Archives ?

Where have all the archives gone that used to be on the web site? I can find back copies of 'Sliding Seat' only from 2008 and earlier, nothing since then. The archived results section is also very incomplete with almost a random choice of past events, some opens but not all past Nationals and Intern...
by Colin Newman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: GBR 295 Extended Play for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 4860

GBR 295 Extended Play for Sale

Nethercott IC GBR 295, 'Extended Play' is for sale. Ever since getting my new rules Dragonfly design IC in 2013 I kept 'Extended Play' just in case I wanted a more docile IC to sail some time in the future. Having lent the boat to an Australia to sail in the Worlds at Pwllheli, cleaned it and replac...
by Colin Newman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Thursday, a day for breakages
Replies: 2
Views: 5264

Thursday, a day for breakages

Thursday 24 August during the World Championships was a day for breakages, the Chris Maas sliding seat, the seat carriage on 'Fusion' and my wife's ball at the end of her humorous bone in her left shoulder, broken in three! Commiserations to Chris Maas for losing his bid for first place as a result....
by Colin Newman
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: WORLDS WEBSITE 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 10238

Re: WORLDS WEBSITE 2017

Having registered my 'intention to sail', I checked the web site for information about staying in my VW campervan at the sailing venue during the World championship. I could find nothing about motorhomes on the Pwellheli Sailing Club website, but eventually found the information I needed by going to...
by Colin Newman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rudder Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 10023

Re: Rudder Problems

Colin, Wales is no longer dry on a Sunday. Pubs have been open on Sundays for many years since the 'dry' period. When in doubt as a teetotaler (me)! After sailing I am always suprised nobody asks me if I have a comb they can borrow. I thought it was common knowledge that bald me always keep a comb i...
by Colin Newman
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposed Rule Changes - Ballot
Replies: 29
Views: 38233

Re: Proposed Rule Changes - Ballot

Thanks Perham for re-directing my query from the general UK forum to this thread under 'developments'. Like others I have two dagger boards that are not identical but both fit my new rules boat GBR 326. The older one, a spare from a previous boat, but still made by Bloodaxe Foils, is slightly larger...
by Colin Newman
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposed Rule Changes - Ballot
Replies: 29
Views: 38233

Proposed New Rules

Having read the proposed new rules sent by e-mail today I agree they are all worthy of support though I have one query. I assume the new wording 'only one centreboard is allowed' would not prevent a competitor using a spare, similar dagger board after a breakage in a regatta? Any comments from those...
by Colin Newman
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Lymington Town winter series
Replies: 1
Views: 3808

Re: Lymington Town winter series

When was Peter ever 'out of action'? He seems indestructible, now in his ninth decade of life! :D

Colin