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    Posted: 24 Jan 22 at 12:09am
If anyone is interested in this please follow it though . Our m/c works perfectly for pursuits and handicap racing and clubs could do a lot worst than copy this coding .  Big smile
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I was talking to the member that created our race timer (see posts above) very recently and mentioned the discussion on this forum. Whilst he has no desire to develop or support it commercially, he tells me that he is more than happy to release the coding to anyone who is interested to have a go themselves.

If anyone is interested, please send me a PM with your contact details and I will ask him to get in touch with you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 21 at 10:36pm
When ‘The Moo ‘ talks about ‘ apres sail ‘ he means the odd glass of wine or beer/lager and loads and loads of piss taking .  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 21 at 10:13pm
We are looking into moving our pursuit race from the middle of the day to first race of the day, so everyone comes off the water for lunch together. This sounds a little like what The Moo is describing. Not sure I want more than one a Sunday, though - crowded start lines are a proper skill, though the Mirror struggles more than my slightly faster boats. Yet to do a pursuit in the Mirror, might be stressful!
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Originally posted by 423zero

The Moo, probably one of the most amusing posts of 2021  Smile, can picture your members lighting cigarettes to calm their nerves, Alex Higgins springs to mind.


Not quite like that, but on the odd ocassion we do not run a pursuit race the competitors have to think about remembering to write down finish line, no of laps, possibly counting laps, especially if finish line is off the course and a shortened course is unlikely, a different start time to normal, more boats on the start line, longer start lines etc.

Similar for the race officers too, lots more to think about, although now our bespoke race machine now does the handicap calcs for them. Those doing the catering have to cope with people coming into Clubhouse at different times to normal.

In a pursuit race we all finish at the same time and get into the bar at the same time for the "apres sail" which is great for both competitors and duty teams. (We are by and large a very sociable Club)

I accept it is not for everyone, but at our Club, pursuit racing is what we have done week in week out for many many years ( more than I care to remember) and it is so easy for us to administer and works well in our multi fleet environment, anything else seems a bit alien.

I can't imagine we will change things anytime soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 21 at 3:51pm
The Moo, probably one of the most amusing posts of 2021  Smile, can picture your members lighting cigarettes to calm their nerves, Alex Higgins springs to mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Moo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 21 at 9:55am
Just caught up with this thread. I sail at the same Club as Grumpy Cat. Interestingly on the odd ocassion we don't run a pursuit race, RO's and competitors all start getting nervous and asking questions. They really do run like clockwork for us.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 21 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Like a room full of toddlers, take your eyes off them for a second...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 21 at 4:27pm
Really enjoyed my pursuit race today , the fact I started a whole lap behind most of the other boats in no way reduced my enjoyment. Or caused the RO any problems. 
Finished 5th which is my normal position lol  LOL
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Like a room full of toddlers, take your eyes off them for a second...
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