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Sounds good.  I don't know if you capsized but must tell you its a long reach up for the centreboard when you do.
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No, we did not go over, helm is very skilled!

I am a little short in height so centreboard reaching will be - oooooh, stacks of fun...

Helm is tall and strong though

We seem to be havining spinnaker pole problems.....it won't come inboard properly- it sort of 'binds'  when the tension is taken of the pole as spinnalker comes in ?  help is this matter is also need please. Have tried wet and dry to 'smooth' the hole, it helped but not solved the problem.

Thanks, in anticipation....!!

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What are the optimum weights for rs400s and 200s

Because im thinking of moving to a 200 after toppers

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I'm no expert but I'd say about 24 stone (153kg) for the 400, perhaps a bit more if you're not fit, and about 20 Stone (127kg) for the 200.  I've hardly ever sailed a 200 but I'm reasonably experienced in the 400 and I can tell you fitness really pays because you sit it out up-wind and down due to the assymetric.
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The only help you ever need for the RS Fleet is drinking training! Train long and hard over the winter- you need to be part of the 'Drink the Bar Dry' team at every event...
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I'll second that!
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I've seen the RS fleeet drinking and although its not pretty I don't think they could keep up with a University team racing event. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote headfry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 9:32am

Now I know what I need to be doing....

less sit up's and more drinking        cheers!!

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We seem to be havining spinnaker pole problems.....it won't come inboard properly- it sort of 'binds'  when the tension is taken of the pole as spinnalker comes in ?  help is this matter is also need please. Have tried wet and dry to 'smooth' the hole, it helped but not solved the problem.

I assume your experienced helm is releasing the wing-wangs before you are pulling the spinnaker down?  A bit of lubrication is a good idea around the hole and there is one block on the 400 which wears out before all the others - its right in the bow under the canvas so awkward to get to.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote headfry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 11:56am

Morn'in Redback,

Yes wing wang is released, seems that as soon as tension is off - the pole then jams!  have done the lubrication bit too!

trust you had a good weekend, did you sail?

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