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  1. Well, that’s about it really - anybody got anything? Stan
  2. 3M make a sticker remover kit and also an adhesive remover. An alternative would be Rid A Gum - meant for removing chewing gum but very effective on sticky stuff! Google them.
  3. We’re back on tonight - first two semi-final races - Luna Rosa vs American Magic. It’ll be interesting to see if Patriot 2 is sorted out... and a miracle if it is!
  4. Additionally, there is a safety diver in the chase boat - in the case of INEOS he happens to be a mate of mine.
  5. Couple of corrections - you don’t need to have Sky Sports to watch Sky Sports Mix - it’s part of the standard Sky package (channel 416) and the races are LIVE on YouTube, not just recorded.
  6. I’d use the same point - going lower would close the slot and I can’t see any advantage to that as the wind strengthens. That’s how my Romanza is rigged anyway!
  7. Looks like a great event to open a great programme for the season. Shame Fleetwood is such a long way for me! Well done everyone.
  8. https://mya-uk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Change-of-Ownership-Form-2019..pdf
  9. Contact the registrar for the class involved - I am sure you will find them helpful
  10. The MYA handbook is not part of the rules. The point made is pertinent but just wait until you lose a protest because there was no contact. I’m not saying I approve, I’m just being pragmatic. Also, if you are going to quote me, please quote the full context. I’m sure some people will disagree with me - that’s fine.
  11. I think I need to take issue to an extent with these two points. In the first case it is, perhaps sadly, the case, that for many people, if there is no contact, there is no foul. This is especially true in model yachting where the incident comes and goes so quickly. A lesson learned early on in dinghy racing is that on occasion you have to decide which boat to hit. It’s not ideal but the chances of someone else, anyone else, seeing the perceived foul without any contact is vanishingly small. In the second case, those are the rules. I may have my own reasons to put you about - Sailing is a tactical sport not a drag race (despite the current farce that is the America’s Cup). I don’t have to explain myself for standing on - perhaps frustrating the port tacker is sufficient tactical advantage in itself.
  12. Interesting point. I think this is very much class dependent - I’ve seen plenty of careful and respectful racing in some classes - perhaps oddly I would single out the RG65 class as being particularly good in this respect ( as well as my beloved 6 metre class!). Rule observance tends to be in inverse proportion to vocal volume in many cases. Comparing this to crewed boats is a bit misleading - fine judgements are a great deal easier from on board and I’ve never seen anybody deliberately ruin someone’s day - but it does happen inadvertently too often.
  13. Definitely looking forward to this one!
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