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    Posted: 18 Aug 04 at 12:14pm

Haggis' last note on the olympic forum suggeting a 420/470 hybrid reminded me of a story from my old club.  It involved two oppy hulls and an international 14 rig, single-handed!  Aparently it was the brainchild of the man that went on to design the RS700, Alex Southern.  I have never been able to meet the guy to find out for sure but it sounded like fun. 

Anyone else been out modifying boats, trapezing lasers?, asymetric toppers?, (wasn't there an oppy with an asymetric in Y&Y a couple of years ago?) piccys would be cool, would make a good feature in the mag.

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At my club a couple of guys tried an Spinaker on a Pico - Sure looked
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Had an idea a while back to race Hurricane 5.9's against Dart 18's with no handicap thus :

Start a race at Grafham with hurricanes and D18's and the hurricane(s) sails for 100 minutes around a square course and then a chase boat drops a bouy. Hurricane then sails to the shore, de-riggs and loads the boat onto the trailer and checks out at time 'X' at the gate at GWSC.  D18 does the same distance and heads in (approx 17 minutes behind in SCHRS) de-rigs and does the same. 

Drive to Rutland and re-start the race with no handicap so the dart needs to sail for 118 mins and the hurricane for 101.   

 

The Slower Dart 18 should be quicker to rig and unrig and so gain time of the 5.9.

Would need someone to ensure that the trailers were road-worthy and secure before leaving Grafham......

 

 



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now that is a cool idea!!

Only thing is, there could be issues if the wind suddenly increases or decreases for the dart

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the dart also has a motorway advantage due to
weight!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 04 at 9:04pm

Originally posted by Doctor Clifford

the dart also has a motorway advantage due to
weight!

 

Urm.....I can tow (in Germany) as fast as I dare with my scooby....

I'd added the time points at the exit of GWSC and entry of Rutland to negate any speeding etc .....



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Originally posted by Phil eltringham

now that is a cool idea!!

Only thing is, there could be issues if the wind suddenly increases or decreases for the dart

 

No change there then.....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 04 at 9:50am

Talking of the 420 / 470 hybrid does anyone remember a boat called the Toptimst? (an Opi with a Topper rig)

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T'optmist? Wasn't designed in Huddersfield was it?!
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