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Poll Question: Which courses do you prefer at opens? Please read the comments first.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 13 at 9:41pm
I am sure you would get to do some harbour exploring in Poole weekend ( it was called Poole week)  this year.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 13 at 11:47pm
Originally posted by kingdacks

I am sure you would get to do some harbour exploring in Poole weekend ( it was called Poole week)  this year.

Provided you are in the right class (which we hopefully will be).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 13 at 11:59am
Come to Frensham, either an Open or the Frenzy (week after Dinghy Show, you missed it for this year)

We have 9 marks and usually use 8 of them in club races and opens, giving 3 different beats and a variety of downwind angles. One course has 3 successive gybes, always a laugh in a serious blow.

Navigation is not usually a problem for visitors. An hour race will be 3 to 4 laps, so your boat handling better be up to snuff but it does explain why my legs hurt at the end of a mile long beat elsewhere.

And regardless of what that pond-monkey will say, you can be competitive and have great fun in an RS100 - far more fun than an Autumn series  of one-way, tide driven sausages at HISC
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 13 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by fab100

And regardless of what that pond-monkey will say, you can be competitive and have great fun in an RS100 - far more fun than an Autumn series  of one-way, tide driven sausages at HISC

I never said you couldn't have fun, but if you can't get the kite up when others are planing in normal 'off wind mode' then sorry, no, you're not 'competitive' as 50% of your downwind sail area is restricted from use- especially with the falling PN from the original manufacturers recommendations.  

However above all of that, I'd make a couple of 'macro' points:

1) if there are other 100s, D1s, 400s, 200s, L2ks etc then don't worry about the unarigs and symmetrics; hike hard and smile.

2) if you're taking PY racing that seriously that it bothers you enough to consider changing classes to get something 'more competitive', then quite frankly you're missing the point of yardstick scheme and you really need to find a club offering some fleet racing in your current class, or something else.
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