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Topic: Class Insignias
Posted By: Chew my RS
Subject: Class Insignias
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 2:19pm

Best and worst.

Best: Merlin Rocket

Worst: RS600




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Posted By: Isis
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 2:41pm
Random.

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Posted By: andyrj
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 2:45pm
why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

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Posted By: Chew my RS
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 2:47pm
Probably.  Sleepless nights addle the brain!


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 2:49pm
Originally posted by andyrj

why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

Orginally sold by a company called Bell Woodworking

The Fireball insignia is pretty neat.

I think the Cherub scores top marks for inappropriateness

The Laser 4000 etc bit of putting the insognia on the jib really sucks.


Posted By: Chew my RS
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 2:53pm

Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by andyrj

why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

Orginally sold by a company called Bell Woodworking

You should post that in the useles facts thread!



Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 3:09pm

What about some pics?

Contender's insignia is quite bland, but someone in Germany raised a question: he's having a new sexy black mainsail and wonders if the insignia on the sail is still class-legal; instead of being blue/white/red/white/blue, he's got blue/black/red/black/blue... Maybe he should get a length of white cloth to patch it up, or a bit of paint...  



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 5:11pm

The osprey and hornet ones confussed me the first time i saw them. The hornet symbol looks like it could be an osprey coming in to grab a fish. And the osprey symbol looks like a head on view of a hornet

 

 

 

(or a moose)



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Posted By: BBSCFaithfull
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 6:30pm
Yea the name on the jib on the 4K is pretty poo. Would look good on the main but hey the worlds not perfect lol 

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Posted By: laser47
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 7:39pm

the official bosun symbol and the kestrel one are almost identical.

does anyone know why newer boats seem to have abondoned class insignia in favour of names in fancy fonts?



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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 7:43pm
Hurricane 5.9 and the stealth are cool IMO

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 8:09pm

the hurricane 5.9 is so plain and simple thats why i love it!

the new spitfire one is the same with text i suppose it helps people to know instantly what the boat is!



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Posted By: neilw
Date Posted: 02 Mar 06 at 8:25pm

Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by andyrj

why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

Orginally sold by a company called Bell Woodworking

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.

 



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Posted By: tack'ho
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 8:30am
Originally posted by neilw

Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by andyrj

why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

Orginally sold by a company called Bell Woodworking

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.

 

Gather round folks someone has questioned the font of Jim  lets have some evidence or its fistycuffs at dawn



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 8:41am
WE WANT PICS!!
Anyone from Dovey Sailling Club could confirm? Does it ring a bell??  

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Posted By: tack'ho
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 8:57am

Originally posted by Black no sugar

WE WANT PICS!!
Anyone from Dovey Sailling Club could confirm? Does it ring a bell??  

Ouch 



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Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 9:13am
http://www.doveyyachtclub.org.uk/ - http://www.doveyyachtclub.org.uk/

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Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 9:16am

I have to say Neil is right.  Sorry Jim.



Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 10:05am

Fireball has to be the best.

Rick



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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 10:49am
Originally posted by neilw

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.


Fair enough. Must have been synchronicity for Bell then. I wonder if that encouraged them to sell the things?

Its interesting how stories get about. There was a long standing rumour about the Cherub getting its name because the first owners' wife said "I don't know what class it is, but its a little cherub to sail". Nice story, but when I researched the history I found that
  1. The first Cherub was a high profile member of the Pennant Class and won in that class in its first season
  2. The crew in that season was the designer John Spencer, not the owner's wife
  3. The individual boat was called Cherub from the start of the build process

So the story was 100% myth!


Posted By: carshalton fc
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 10:50am
personal i like the phantoms sail thingy.  very grovy.  they need to make it a bit fatter then it would suit the class

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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 11:03am
Originally posted by carshalton fc

personal i like the phantoms sail thingy.  very grovy.  they need to make it a bit fatter then it would suit the class


Dare you to go to the class stand and tell them that........


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Posted By: Olly4088
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 11:20am
Yeah me to. I used to sail a phantom and some of the guys in the class wouldnt pass as skinny.

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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 11:24am
The fleet at Hunts range from 1 lad who is very similar in height and build to me (but is a very very good sailor) to 1 guy who is 6ft 5 and around 18/19 st.....

Come on Luke...are you chicken? (I am!)


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Posted By: Olly4088
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 11:32am
The phantom is the best insignia and on the other side of the coin you ahve things like the finn, solo and even the albacore insignia that have clearly had no thought put into them at all.

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Posted By: carshalton fc
Date Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 11:44am

Originally posted by jeffers

Come on Luke...are you chicken? (I am!)

yer i vote chicken aswell  especialy if they are like the guys we have at our club one is very harazontaly excelled and is also the oldest chav sailor even.  nicknamed by us at "fat chav"



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