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Category: Your ideas for this website
Forum Name: Your thoughts for YachtsandYachting.com
Forum Discription: What do you think we should be featuring on YachtsandYachting.com
URL: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1379
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Topic: New Smilies
Posted By: Isis
Subject: New Smilies
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 4:46pm
Hi Mark, just wondering if you can add a couple more emoticons to the site to help us express our views and opinions to the other forum members more easily.

Heres a start:



Thanks a lot,
Ben



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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 5:08pm
Yeah, that ones definately top priority!

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Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
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Posted By: HannahJ
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 7:52pm
i don't get it wats smod. i made it as an emoticon if anyone wants it off msn.

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Posted By: les5269
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 8:09pm
Don't worry about the cherub guys Hannah just giving us single manufacture one designs some grief

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49er 531 & 5000 5025 and a mirror(now gone to mirror heaven)!

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Posted By: carshalton fc
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 8:31pm
yer and what is so cool about a cherub like how can something with aon the sail be cool??  (good thinking hurricane)

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Posted By: timnoyce
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 9:35pm
it takes a real man to sail a boat with a heart on the sail..... requires some serious Kahones.



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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 11:21pm

I like all the above, but these two are my Fav's at the moment:

 



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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 16 Jan 06 at 11:59pm
Originally posted by carshalton fc

yer and what is so cool about a cherub like how
can something with asmileys/smiley27.gif">on the sail be cool??  (good thinking
hurricane)


We're in touch with our feminine side.

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Posted By: 5420
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 9:27am
i think there are alot of people in touch with there feminne side but they just dont want there evry time they go out in more ways then one

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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 12:45pm
Originally posted by timnoyce

it takes a real man to sail a boat with a heart on the sail..... requires some serious Kahones.



Is that along the same lines as it takes a real man to wear a pink shirt? (runs for cover......)


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D-Zero GBR 74


Posted By: les5269
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 8:48pm
ooops

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49er 531 & 5000 5025 and a mirror(now gone to mirror heaven)!

http://www.grafham.org/" rel="nofollow - Grafham water Sailing Club The greatest inland sailing in the country


Posted By: Prince Buster
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 9:01pm
I don't really understand how restricted classes work.  Do cherubs have to race in a super close handicap thing cos otherwise people will always say that the winner wasn't a great sailor but he just had a better boat than everyone.  Could someone explain how it works.  Until I know i'll just say i prefer SMODs.  They're much simpler!

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Posted By: Isis
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 9:14pm
Development classes tend to work on the ethos that its not only performance on the water that counts, but also performance off the water. Setting up the boat, and in some cases designing and building it is all part of the challenge and as such when someone wins 'because of a better boat' as you suggest, it is often a better boat because the winner has spent many hours making it that way, aswell as sailing it well.

In some classes people buy the best kit available without depeloping it themselves which leads to a certain level of 'cheaquebook sailing' but even when this is the case it still takes many hours on the water to tune all the new kit so its not as simple as those with the biggest wallets will win regardless of skill.


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Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 10:08pm

Gives you something to hide behind when you loose though- Andy Rice has said some interesting stuff about that in his coloumn.

Personally I think SMOD's give a truer reflection of the better sailor, but I suppose it depends on whether tuning is a part of sailing skill



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Posted By: Prince Buster
Date Posted: 17 Jan 06 at 10:11pm
Yeah i suppose off the water skill is important too.  Hey do you think a restricted class could become an olympic class.  Cherubs (or Southern Hemisphere equivalents) in the olympics?  Would it work?

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international moth - "what what?"


Posted By: Jamie
Date Posted: 18 Jan 06 at 4:09am

The problem with putting an all out development class in the olympics would be the sheer amount of money spent. People would end up having several differtent hulls and masses of rigs and having to pick them for each event dependant on prevailing conditions.

It would ruin the appeal of a development class for the ordinary sailor.



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Posted By: 49erGBR735HSC
Date Posted: 18 Jan 06 at 4:13am
The SMOD VS Development classses argument is pointless...... I would be sailing my boat irrespective of which category it falls under, I choose my boats because they are really what I want to sail.

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Helensburgh S.C
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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 18 Jan 06 at 7:44am

I must protest! This thread is being hijacked by serious debate!!

Come on, it started as a lightweight exchange of inconsequential chit-chat and it gets invaded by yet another version of SMOD vs development! Please!!

Going back to the original topic, here's one of my favourite - I use it a lot on MSN:



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http://www.lancingsc.org.uk/index.html - Lancing SC


Posted By: Isis
Date Posted: 18 Jan 06 at 5:46pm
Yeah stop hijacking my thread!

I think most development classes would reject olympic selection nowadays, Just look at all the hastle the europes got about their 'development' and think about what would happen in an open rules class. It would drive the class well out of the reach of ordinary sailors and probibly limit the competition to the countries with the most funding


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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 18 Jan 06 at 9:38pm
[QUOTE=Harry44981!]


but I suppose it depends on whether tuning is a part of sailing skill

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I should hope so! What are you sailing.... a computer game?

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 18 Jan 06 at 11:43pm
Nah, he must be sailing a Laser: in another thread not so long ago, we were told you can't tune a Laser. (don't ask me, I don't know, I'm not musical) 

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http://www.lancingsc.org.uk/index.html - Lancing SC


Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 20 Jan 06 at 7:50pm
lol even a laser is important to tune...if the controls are all on wrong for the conditions, your screwed!

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           -[Franko]-
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
           RS600 933



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