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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 20 at 6:08am
Seems unfair to penalise a boat on its colour and not being able to see the number, talking about a couple of boats of the same colour not one.
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Originally posted by sargesail

Sorry to single your post out Jim, but itís the easiest to illustrate that wanting to be anonymous is not about cheating.


We shall have to agree to disagree. Although I didn't say cheating, I said morally dubious.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 20 at 8:51pm
Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by A2Z

I hear that argument all the time and I find it bonkers.

And to my mind it's also highly morally dubious.

"I selected a boat the same as everyone else in the hopes that I could get away with 'accidentally' cheating at the start"


"A boat and her owner shall compete in compliance with recognized principles of sportsmanship and fair play"


If I'm over the line I deserve to get called by the RC. I'm not going to do anything to make their task more difficult.


Sorry to single your post out Jim, but itís the easiest to illustrate that wanting to be anonymous is not about cheating.

Not all ROs will General Recall every start where they couldnít see all the numbers. So not standing out in a yellow boat is about not being the boat that is remembered, among many that are not.

Back in the day I had a Fuscia Laser. There were two boats of that colour. We both picked up a black flag....but I got lobbed when he was over, and vice versa.
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Originally posted by polc1410

Absolutely happens all the time. "Line clear" calls usually made on private channel (not hard to find an listen in if you are keen!) Or mobile phone.

I gather if you get in a national squad some private schools give substantial discount on your fees... Which means there is £££ at play. All rather sad.


Or rather wonderful that there are schools prepared to give scholarships to sailing athletes!
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The yellow ones that faded to grey were the worst for UV. Visage even wrote a song about it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 20 at 4:26pm
They still come back to bright red, when they have been heat treated, not sure if they fade by the same rate.
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Red is the worst colour for fading due to UV and oxidisation. This pretty much applies to any form of red pigment.
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Some colours appear to chip more easily, red Toppers have less damage.
Sales bound to be affected by the refurbs, they look like new boats.
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Originally posted by polc1410

Absolutely happens all the time. "Line clear" calls usually made on private channel (not hard to find an listen in if you are keen!) Or mobile phone.

I gather if you get in a national squad some private schools give substantial discount on your fees... Which means there is £££ at play. All rather sad.

Love know where your evidence is. Most sports scholarships are a small fraction of the fees, usually sub £100. 
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Luckily some classes are still firmly believers in stripes!
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