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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 13 at 12:46pm
There's no need for that..

You'll be using the G word next, all that stick swinging goes with a similar snotty attitude, no board shorts allowed on our course, what are they on?

And in case you were wondering as this is clearly a reference to my recent road riding acquisition, I've only used it once it was horrible and I wore baggies..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 13 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by iGRF

And in case you were wondering as this is clearly a reference to my recent road riding acquisition, I've only used it once it was horrible and I wore baggies..

yep- did the same thing, rode it once (in baggies).  Left it in the garage disgusted with myself for two months.  Sold it on eBay... at least the depreciation was only the sellers fee.
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At Lancing we use these type of instructions http://lancingsc.org.uk/downloads/easter_series.pdf 

We don't use traditional flags, we use painted boards instead that go into slots on front of the balcony. We also use 6 mins 3 mins go sequence as it is easier to follow than 541go. Plus it is quicker for 3 fleet starts.

No member goes straight to doing RO as it is always recommended to do assitant RO first but I reckon with those instructions my 11 year old could run the race.

As far as calculating results use an app for your iphone or other smart phone. I use sail race calculator.
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Hi Contender
I made a board with 5 sections of 38mm waste pipe screwed onto it then mounted flags onto 25mm waste pipe and just dropped them into the tubes on the board at the correct time(mostly!), start is 6, 3 go.
Having boards and simple instructions manuals is how we start all other club racing but we were trying something different to add interest on Sundays as our normal club racing day is Saturdays when we get good turnouts, but Sundays have been awful for the last two years.

If my offer of help to the Contenders is accepted it will not be me as race officer so it would be worth coming.
Gordon
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