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the worse boat in Christendom RS100..

I'm not letting that one go. It's not the boat's fault your anticipation and technique were inadequate.
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Originally posted by iGRF

the worse boat in Christendom RS100..

I'm not letting that one go. It's not the boat's fault your anticipation and technique were inadequate.


Well do I have to point out sailing it in the wind and waves of the English Channel are just a little different to Swallow and Amazoning it about Frensham Pond?
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If the B14 had gone double trapeze it would have been up against the 49er/800/int14 and lost out to all. Wide racks and hiking gave it a USP and add competition with the Aussies.

I'm absolutely certain that the 49er didn't exist back then, and 99% certain that the RS800 didn't either.
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Originally posted by iGRF

the worse boat in Christendom RS100..

I'm not letting that one go. It's not the boat's fault your anticipation and technique were inadequate.


Well do I have to point out sailing it in the wind and waves of the English Channel are just a little different to Swallow and Amazoning it about Frensham Pond?

oh come off it, you could'nt manage flat water in Poole Harbour. And why wrongly assume that because you dont travel and do events on the sea that i dont. Bring your Solution to the Frensham Frenzy the week after the Dinghy Show and try it, often far more likely to tip you in than consistent open water breezes.

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Dont go to Frensham it gives you brain damage!
I am trying to think of a good reason not to go this year with the Phantom.
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You have a point, The I14 was around of course and the 49er cant have been far behind but the 800 totally agree.
Would the 5 tonner (possibly the only boat heavier than a Finn)have been around then or was that later as well? (just looked designed early 90's)
Falklands war was early 80's and the Exocet was first seen sometime after that, hence the objection to the original name so how soon after that did the boat come to the UK?
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Originally posted by gordon1277

Bootscooter
You have a point, The I14 was around of course and the 49er cant have been far behind but the 800 totally agree.

I haven't got my class data spreadsheet here, but as I recall the Exocet/B14E/B4 was mid/late 80s but did almost nothing in the UK for some years. The name was not a clever choice: there is, as I recall, a little 'selective writing' of history about that in one of Bethwaite's books. It didn't make the PY list until 1997.

The 49er was I think 1995 and 5 tonner a year or so earlier.

In the mid 80s the I14 was a very odd beast, spectacularly hamstrung by some very peculiar class rules, but nevertheless has never since reached the popularity it had then, partially perhaps due to a huge amount of publicity, which as rumour has it, was run by the deBeers publicity department. Perhaps too the heavily rules slugged performance, about the speed of a 505, was more in line with what the sailors could cope with?
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Hi Grf
Dont go to Frensham it gives you brain damage!
I am trying to think of a good reason not to go this year with the Phantom.
Gordon

I've been there Gordon, used to visit friends who lived up the road so went to see if there was a gap in the trees big enough to allow a craft to get on the plane.

There wasn't - I left.
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Originally posted by gordon1277

Hi Grf
Dont go to Frensham it gives you brain damage!
I am trying to think of a good reason not to go this year with the Phantom.
Gordon

I've been there Gordon, used to visit friends who lived up the road so went to see if there was a gap in the trees big enough to allow a craft to get on the plane.

There wasn't - I left.


... are you sure it wasn't the prospect of being lapped by two local nippers in a Cadet that scared you off?
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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by gordon1277

Hi Grf
Dont go to Frensham it gives you brain damage!
I am trying to think of a good reason not to go this year with the Phantom.
Gordon

I've been there Gordon, used to visit friends who lived up the road so went to see if there was a gap in the trees big enough to allow a craft to get on the plane.

There wasn't - I left.


... are you sure it wasn't the prospect of being lapped by two local nippers in a Cadet that scared you off?

LOL Clap

He'd also get trounced by one of our Solo sailors who is 80ish and a GP team in their 70s among others


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