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    Posted: 07 Jan 10 at 4:47pm

We're planning a (very) few words and a glass or two of bubbly on the Wednesday of the London Show - 13th at 12.00 - to toast the "official" launch of the RS100. Any of you Y&Y Forum followers would be very welcome to join us if you've slid away to Docklands.

A number of our international dealers will also still be there because we're holding a dealer meeting at the Show early next week.

The 100s went up to the Show on roof racks this morning - we were too afraid of a shunt if they were on trailers - haven't got any replacements!

Look forward to seeing some of you there.

 

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Originally posted by turnturtle

The question is beardy what's more important; choosing a boat
because you are an ideal weight for it, or choosing a boat because it's
the type you really want to sail?

I have neither the skill nor the physique to be that competitive in
anything, except maybe the drinking afterwards; so I'll go for the one
that looks the most fun without being impossible to get best out of it.

Downwid kite up, screaming reaches, not a knee-reka back up the
slope, plenty of good talent to learn from, the odd muppet to have fun
at the back with... Sounds like the RS100 fits the bill.


All very sensible and I understand why that makes sense. However, if I got a 100 then I'd be the only person in teh club with one, but if I got a 300 I'd have some play mates as there are 2 or 3 already at the club. So it's different outcomes depending on which I find the most palatable. In all honesty though, its more than likely to come down to what I decide I can afford. For circa Ģ3k I can get a full 300 outfit second hand, or for circa Ģ7k (if I get a move on!) I can get a 100 with a launching trolley. (or I can get a ratty old Int Canoe for Ģ800 but that way madness lies )

It's a shame really that I will be making a boat buying decision on financial grounds, but that's the reality for most of us.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 11:12pm
Iphoning from the airport here
I ve confirmed, ordered both sails and plan to turn up in one of those
Michelin men or sumo suits race in the heavies just to nail that nick
peters now the gauntlet has been chucked.
I shall be back to be at the boat show launch, happy to hook up with
any of y'all for a few boat show bevvies, not that after last nights office
bash I feel like ever indulging again Turbo Shandies ffs!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slippery Jim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 7:56pm
Originally posted by turnturtle

The question is beardy what's more important;
choosing a boat
because you are an ideal weight for it, or choosing a boat because it's
the type you really want to sail?

I have neither the skill nor the physique to be that competitive in
anything, except maybe the drinking afterwards; so I'll go for the one
that looks the most fun without being impossible to get best out of it.

Downwid kite up, screaming reaches, not a knee-reka back up the
slope, plenty of good talent to learn from, the odd muppet to have fun
at the back with... Sounds like the RS100 fits the bill.


Hmmmm. Thatīs what I thought about with the National12īs I had. We
were well over crew weight most of the time, except when my daughter
crewed for me and even then 135 Kilos was on the top end of competitive.

I thought my lack of success was entirely due to my lack of proper boat
handling technique in the 12, until I discovered boats which took our
crew weight better, firstly the Tasar and now especially, the 59er. At that
point I started to get interested in getting up to the top part of the fleet
instead of just dreaming about it. The first race and last race of the year
we did with a combined crew weight of 165 Kilos in our 59er was a
handicap with 905 as yardstick. We were positioned 20th out of 36 boats
- we even beat a 49er - but actually came 10th over the line, mainly due
to yours truly muffing a gybe and capsizing.
However, next season will be better. The motto is now: "Have right
boat, want to win".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nick Peters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 5:37pm

Either way, should all be fun...I have jessied out in the 700 once or twice, but the 100 should be OK....

Beardy - I doubt a Nationals winner will ever be more than 105 ish, bt the hull is plenty bouyant enough, and the rig is big enough to really enjoy the boat at 115kg and be competitive at club level.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Beardy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 3:30pm
I'm sure it's been discussed, but what are the target weights for helm again?

At 6'1 and 115kg, I'm sort of Phantom territory, though the 300 is top of my list. But I'm  not dreadfully happy with that and looking for my reawakening to sailing as a way to reduce it and the 100 could possibly provide the motivation (plus if I buy one I wont be able to afford food after the divorce settlement )


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nick Peters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 2:41pm

I couldn't posibly say.....but it will be gratifying wapping GRF after years of the other way round on boards....

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2 classes? - Well in time of course, but I would imagine events will have 2 sets of prizes to start with....oh dear probably won't get to wap GRF then, have to settle for you, T/T....

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So is the idea that they race as separate classes, with separate PY's, like the Laser and Radial?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nick Peters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 1:53pm

Main sizes are finalised at 8.4m and 10.2m. Measured on same programme - Laser is 7.8. and Phantom is 10.8 and D1 is 11m. Spinnaker is 12.5m.

It would have to be a midget fatty fat fat to want the 8.4m.....

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 09 at 1:40pm
Originally posted by Smight at BBSC

Looks like it could be a bit of a handful in the breeze? How large have the sails got to now?


Too large for normal sized humans.  They're designed for all the fatty fat fats who refuse to stop eating through the worlds entire food supply. 
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