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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neal_g Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 15 at 9:58pm
So iGRF we'll see you at queen mary next Saturday then after a good race today
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 15 at 10:17pm
I'd have had you as well had you been there..

Not sure I'd want to put myself through what those poor unmarried parented types had to put up with at Oxford, an hour is enough in this weather and even then at fifty minutes I started chucking myself in the bottom of the boat.

Interesting two ship disasters on the news, then I hear you've taken on the role of coastguard recently, nothing you want to tell me?

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nope all routine stuff.

besides it'll be spring soon and it is only one race
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Pursuit races are just a more fun way of doing py handicap races in so many ways.
Everybody gets clean air at some time during the race.
People always know where they are in the race at all times and at end of the race everybody knows where they are, no waiting around for someone to work out the handicaps.
I have always sailed at clubs that have always sailed mostly pursuits and have always been surprised that more clubs don't use the pursuit format more often.

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Originally posted by ex laser

Is have always sailed at clubs that have always sailed mostly pursuits and have always been surprised that more clubs don't use the pursuit format more often.


It's because most of us grow out of kiss-chase eventually....
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If you're in the nominally fastest boat and it's not your weather pursuits are peculiarly dispiriting.
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I'm usually one of the early starters. Some days are good,and you never see the fleet. Others you get rolled over in half an hour. We do one race per Sunday using it for about 3/4 of the year, which I think is a little too much.
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Originally posted by JimC

If you're in the nominally fastest boat and it's not your weather pursuits are peculiarly dispiriting.
Yes I could see that, in a stronger breeze they'd be long gone unlikely you'd catch up, the speed differentials are not great enough, I can see it was probably only because it was light and shifty which does make it easier to come from behind, but even so, I've never managed to break three minutes clear of the Laser (we're pretty evenly matched) and 6 minutes from a Solo? It just wouldn't happen, well I thought not until now, this kind of re writes my entire thinking on the subject and has me really perplexed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ex laser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 15 at 10:59am
Originally posted by turnturtle

Originally posted by ex laser

Is have always sailed at clubs that have always sailed mostly pursuits and have always been surprised that more clubs don't use the pursuit format more often.


It's because most of us grow out of kiss-chase eventually....


And grow up to be kiss-arses and smart alec's( corrected by james)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ex laser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 15 at 11:15am
Originally posted by JimC

If you're in the nominally fastest boat and it's not your weather pursuits are peculiarly dispiriting.


True, but a lot depends on your mind set.
When I had a supernova and was the last starter, I very rarely came off the water in a bad mood even if I had a bad result because I enjoy having a target to chase.
Now I sail a slow boat and get a lot better results, by far the most dispiriting thing is being overtaken by the fast boats with 30s to go to the end of the race.
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