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Author: Will Paxton
Subject: Doublehanded Farallones & LShip
Info: (12415 views) Posted: Thursday 2-7-08 01:48:51 PM
Come on Mike. It is not about choice it is about even ONE DESIGN racing. Having extra weight on the rail is a tremendous advantage- I remember the last windy light ship race you were over weight, started late behind boats, and then sailed in a straight line through our lee before the bridge. Why not loby for a motor allowance? Enter your boat in a PHRF class if you must sail with 6. Have your shot at the race overall trophy. What does competing in a one design race and not follow the rules accomplish for you? Of course it could be light and you could be bobbing far behind the fleet because you would be underpowered- but then everyone else would be bobbing next to you because they had to bring 6 in order to keep up... If the race rules allow you to sail in a one design class without following the one design rules then I guess we can't do anything about that- just volunteer to opt out of the season scoring.

:: Hi Will:
::
:: I'll look forward to reading any of your proposals.
::
:: My friends work schedule is such that if he's available,
:: he'd just jump on, subsequently would result in a sixth
:: . . . which I don't mind.
::
:: So my complaint about the fleet rules in the fun series
:: is they don't allow an essential freedom of choice.
:: Which also seem to apply to others who were limitied in
:: their choices for the real fleet series.
::
:: Mike
::
:: :: The friggin shy kite is legal under the class rules if
:: :: it is not under the minimum size. The allowable size is
:: :: very small- can't imagine having one smaller. This rule
:: :: like all the others is enforced by the honor system.
:: ::
:: :: Take your friend sailing when it is not a class race and
:: :: not a rule violation. I can recall many a fun non race
:: :: day cruise on your boat myself...
:: ::
:: :: :: Honest:
:: :: ::
:: :: :: I'm open to anything. Even a shy kite (less than mid
:: :: :: girth max) because it can be an awesum advantage on a
:: :: :: windy reach coming back from the LightShip or Farallons.
:: :: :: A BIG ADVANTAGE known to take home many a first place
:: :: :: cups.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: No doubt, I'd like to use my specialty ocean sails . . .
:: :: :: which do not include either a shy runner or reacher.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: But would like to take my frend who would like to make
:: :: :: the race . . .but only has time (with a new job) to make
:: :: :: maybe one race a year? Which is his record last year for
:: :: :: this one LS race. I'dust like to place him on the boat
:: :: :: with everyone else as a sixth.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: And yeah, we'd be overweight. But who in TFCares:-).
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Thats why the weight limit has to be changed in the Fun
:: :: :: Series.
:: ::
:: :: :: Because the round the bouy race rules ar not fun in the
:: :: :: Fun Series.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: If the fleet allows shy kites . . . I want my sixth
:: :: :: person . . .becuase the moments on the boat with the
:: :: :: sixth and full kite are probabley about the same as five
:: :: :: and a shy kite.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Mike
:: :: ::
:: :: ::
:: :: :: :: Shy kites or reachers are the same thing. There is a
:: :: :: :: minimum size written in the class rule. A small kite
:: :: :: :: conforming to the class rule would be totally legal for
:: :: :: :: any event. I would like to see the 'outside the gate'
:: :: :: :: sail rules opened up as well. The class is currently
:: :: :: :: writing up the procedure for revising the rules and I
:: :: :: :: intend to introduce my proposal then.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: :: The class maximum weight should still be followed. I'm
:: :: :: :: sure the SI's state that class rules apply to a given
:: :: :: :: one design class for OYRA. Certainly it would if you
:: :: :: :: want your score to count for the season trophy.
:: :: :: :: Otherwise we would all have to sail heavy, have heavy
:: :: :: :: designed sails, more lunches, ect...
:: :: ::
:: :: :: :: Will
:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: Hi Everyone:
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: Desperado is doing LightShip and doublehanded
:: :: :: :: :: Farallones.
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: I don't have any problem with anyone bringing their
:: :: :: :: :: ocean gear. Or shy kite.
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: In fact, might I add the question are boats fully
:: :: :: :: :: compliant with all the safety gear? Its a lot of extra
:: :: :: :: :: weight that can also add inequity reqardless of the
:: :: :: :: :: safety requirement.
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: I have a sixth crew that wants to go on LightShip does
:: :: :: :: :: anyone mind a little extra weight?
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: Mike
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: :: From my recollection at the '07 Nationals Skipper's
:: :: :: :: :: :: meeting, shykites would be OK for class races scheduled
:: :: :: :: :: :: beyond Pt. Bonita, but that specialty kites like
:: :: :: :: :: :: reachers would not. Few opinions were that it would lead
:: :: :: :: :: :: to a cost prohibitive arms race. Those people wishing to
:: :: :: :: :: :: use the specialty kites could still race under their
:: :: :: :: :: :: regular PHRF. Is my recollection correct? Help me out
:: :: :: :: :: :: here, guys! But yes, nothing as been added to the
:: :: :: :: :: :: written rules yet.
:: :: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: :: Joe B.
:: :: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: Last year was the first time in the 8 years I've done
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: the doublehanded Farallones race that the class
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: disallowed shykites. It had always been agreed upon that
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: outside the gate we could sail with anything allowable
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: under PHRF, i.e. shykites, reachers, etc. This
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: arrangement was supposed to have been written into the
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: rules. I plan on going this year and ,would like to race
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: with the class and bring all my ocean equipment.

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