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Go here for a new yacht:
http://www.char-a-voile.com/www-uk/accueil.html

You will need to do a pilots license and have membership of a BFSLYC club for insurance to sail in the UK.

http://www.bfslyc.org.uk/pages/fed_homepage.aspx

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Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkLet1INd_o&sns=em

NALSA's annual America's Cup of landsailing regatta was held
March 19th through 26th. We had high winds for the event and a bit of carnage on the race course at times. Winds ranged from 5 to over 50 mph due to the frontal systems working there way over from the California coast. The racing stops when the gusts exceed 30mph. Most of the racing was in winds around 20mph. The race course is set windward leeward as best as possible with the configuration of Ivanpah dry lake near Primmm Nevada. The marks ranged from about 2 or 3 miles apart. Most of the races are timed for 15 to 25 minutes which translates 20 to 30 miles distance depending on how fast your boat can get around the course. I raced 2 different solid winged boats in 2 separate classes. Nalsa class 5 (49 sq. ft.)yellow winged boat and class 4 Wood boat with green wing(59 sq. ft.). I had a personal best of combination 14 first places and one third place as a throwout between both classes. My max speed was 81.69 mph via gps.
Many thanks to NALSA president Dennis Bassano and the race committee and all involved with putting on an excellent event once again.
John Eisenlohr US 340 and US 772

Shamelessly nicked from Sailing Anarchy as Y&Y haven't covered the event


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A little club racing action from Brean from last weekend...




The two youngest members (12 & 14) cocking a wheel each.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 11 at 10:57am
3rd round in the 2011 British Regatta Series starts this coming weekend at Hoylake on the Wirral.

Hoylake 28/29th May 2011
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Very good weekend regatta with strong wind the beach was a a little soft inplaces but a good course was set and close racing was had.
next regatta again at Hoylake on july 23rd & 24th.
Good pictures of club sailing. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jun 11 at 7:03pm
just wondering if there are any forumit landyachters hiding in the shadows as I am rebuilding / setting up a new purchase of mine, a Class 5 yacht. And I'm trying to work out the best way of accurately setting up the axles so they are true ( level ) so I can then calibrate the amount of toe out I want.

edit: I'm also having difficulty getting my Hook Worm 26" tiers to seat symmetrically on the wheels. The tire beading on about a quarter of each tire seems to stick inside before sitting on the wheel rim. Even though I have use washing up liquid etc to aid the seating process. Making the tire off center.



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Toe out or camber? Probably easiest to just take it down your local garage as they'll do this all the time...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 11 at 2:22pm
Umm... I'm fine with the camber and toe in set up when I have the centers set.

Taking advice from an AUS site I will attach long straight rods to my wheels with shims ( as my wheels are dished ) which will allow me to measure more accurately from my center line.
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here's how I built my jig.




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SE it may be worth trying Greatstone Beach
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