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 Post subject: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:04 pm 
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I'm having a well overdue update on the website to bring up to date the content.

We could really do with some information on tuning tips and whatever else is available as a resource for sailors coming into the fleet as is quite obvious by some of the questions on the forum.

Can anyone who feels the desire to write a piece or plagiarise any other articles please send me content on any of the following;

Rig tuning
Sail design and tuning
Foils
Boat building
Jib booms and
Sailing tips; tacking, gybing, upwind sailing, downwind sailing,
Capsize drill and tips
Anything else

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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:59 pm 
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I shall be interested to see if you have any more luck than I did on that front.

One thing that has worked for me in the past is to gather some likely candidates round a table at Sailboat with a tape recorder, a list of questions and a pint each, and tape the conversation to get the material for a piece. Suppose in these days you might video such an exercise.


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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:39 pm 
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This is a good idea Jim but we could develop on that Idea and do it remotely by an internet based conference call/video.
If a small number of candidates were prepared to 'meet' to discuss a technical topic with the event taped and minutes turning into an article as suggested.
We should use technology to our advantage given the geographical spread of sailors and low frequency sailing or social events.

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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:06 am 
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... we could just start off with the info we have ourselves as a starter. What do you have?

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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:24 pm 
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> we could just start off with the info we have ourselves as a starter. What do you have?

Nothing really.

I've made a few desultory attempts at gathering info from forum posts and the like, but I've never even got as far as draft documents, its just been too fragmented and frustrating. You'd think it would be possible to at least gather together some of the dialogues from the "How To" topic, but I've never been able to make anything gel even to the extent I thought it was worth hitting save. That's why there's a good deal of historical material on the International website and damn all how to. Its not because I like it that way, its because the historical material only needs me to gather it, but the other stuff require co-operation from people who are better sailors than me.

If folk want a go at a team effort I'll gladly set up topics or sections in the forum or make them sticky. I can do that in minutes.

But you know folks, its your class, your websites, why is it so difficult to get anything out of you?


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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:20 pm 
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Hi
some of us wrote articles for the sliding seat a little while ago, I wrote one on race prep I think. Gaz would have these. I will write a 'how to' article, what would people like? I would suggest:
launch, recovery and capsize
tacking
jibing
starting
rig tune
boat design and build

If I feel really keen then I will work my way through them, any thoughts or comments on these topics?

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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:25 pm 
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Sounds good.
Rig tune might be usefully divided into upwind speed and downwind speed, with digression into tactics/strategy maybe. What do you reckon?

In these days of video everything video footage would be great. I think it would be ideal to have masthead, rudder and chase boat video of tacking with commentary, as that's the area most strange getting into the class.

Launch/recovery capsize might be usefully split, so there's a sortof sequence:
1) get off the beach,
2) sail upwind fast
3) and tack
4) capsize recovery
5) bear away, downwind speed
6) gybing
7) starting/race tactics
8) getting on the beach
9) design and build (series?)

but I see tacking as no 1 priority


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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:52 am 
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Alistair/Jim

Well if either of you have those in electronic format can you send them to me?

I'll speak to Gaz and see what he can provide as well.

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 Post subject: Re: UK Website Articles needed
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Found this from Dave Clark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t913FsHku1E&t=41s

and this is me at Aldeburgh, some tacking etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gewy__m0VPo

and Steve (another one) tacking at Richmond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4ShtMWXcA

and Dave in an AC, some good shots of him tacking as well as using the spin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4BbZ4JgEw

Chris on Monkey reaching, wild ride
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvJBtMilmkI

not so much showing how its done but good anyway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg4sZTHlPno

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