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    Posted: 25 Nov 15 at 1:43pm
We have, some might say almost an obsession about badly rigged sails, it never seems quite so apparent in dinghy world maybe I've missed it, but you don't seem to have the same rigging awareness that the windsurfing world has where reams are printed about the application of the correct amount of downhaul and outhaul.

Maybe it's because we have so few controls compared with dinghies, which I must say despite having the more controls other than Dans Punk rig I have yet to come across one that can be varied as much as a good racing windsurf rig.

Then, every now and again you come across the worse thing that even the very basic beginner windsurfer would be ashamed to be photographed......



We'd say too much outhaul, not enough downhaul.

You lot would crack on about somebody called Cunningham has gone missing, but one wonders who let him go out like that, why wasn't he told?

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He seems to be hanging on in there with the other boat, so maybe he is on to something!?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 15 at 2:41pm
You see the way the other boat is leaning over toward him..

It's because it's about to hand him his ass.
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To be fair....knowing the 2 sailors in question. One is very very good, nationals level winning good (and is nowhere near flat, shame on him). The other is a pretty handy sailor definitely well in to the top half of the fleet.

I do agree that the outhaul is way too tight though and on the Zero using cunningham (or downhaul for luddites like Grumpf) is far more effective on that rig (said sailor has explianed the reason for lack of cunningham elsewhere....5 p's required)
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Given it is one of, if not the, nicest rigs on the market I find it particularly offensive, that sailors of that low a calibre should be allowed to represent the class.

That and Gingers..

Then they wonder why their class is not considered as cool as it might be..
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I couldn't care about the rig, the guy did alright didn't he...

what I do really like is seeing two D-Zeros on that piece of water in one photo clearly properly racing each other.  

It's like a glimpse through Galadriel's mirror - a future that may come to pass, one day, maybe.
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Originally posted by iGRF

Given it is one of, if not the, nicest rigs on the market I find it particularly offensive, that sailors of that low a calibre should be allowed to represent the class.

That and Gingers..

Then they wonder why their class is not considered as cool as it might be..

Better a half blind ginger with an awesome beard than a grumpy old dwarf.......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 15 at 4:19pm
Grumpy old bald but also bearded dwarf...

Old but not obsolete, to quote Arnies latest gem from Terminator Genysis.

So half blind? Does that make you that one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind?

Edited by iGRF - 25 Nov 15 at 4:21pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 15 at 4:31pm
Originally posted by iGRF

Old but not obsolete, to quote Arnies latest gem from Terminator Genysis. ?

SPOILER ALERT!!!


Great film, I particularly liked the bit where he got an upgrade.  He's the Terminator equivalent of a 'Lipstick Class' then...  
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I particularly liked the quote.

"What do we want? Time Travel
When do we want it? Irrelevant."

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