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Race Photos

Postby Shazza 273 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:05 am

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Re: Race Photos

Postby Tim Ford » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:42 pm

Neato! What event was that?
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Re: Race Photos

Postby Shazza 273 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:31 am

Hi Tim,
Just a club race at a club that was not our club, we were invited to race by the boat behind us. The Blue kite boat actually beat us in the 2 races but they had to work for it very hard. We were 2nd on line honours for both races and 3rd in both on Handicap.
The club was 'Bribie Island Sailing Club' and it is all trailer sailor boat, some fast and some not so fast but all really nice people----we will return! There were 8 boats and 5-12 knots over a few hours of racing. We raced 2-up and had no issues with handling the boat.:)
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Re: Race Photos

Postby admin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Man, I'm so envious I could salivate. Looks like the 12 kns was bearing down on you in about 15 secs after the pic was snapped ;-)
If we could build a fleet of small, lightweight Asymm boats around here I would be a happy man. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Mon May 23, 2016 4:33 pm

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It's a simple 2-lap race around 2 harbor buoys 2 miles apart. White sails only (no spinnaker) for keelboats.
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Re: Race Photos

Postby admin » Tue May 24, 2016 4:02 pm

Thanks for the photos, Loh!

How do you like singlehanding the boat? I'm going to try pushing off by myself tonight. I have crew coming a bit later and we are going to go out an tune against a Flying Scott just for grins. I'll take some photos, as it finally FINALLY stopped raining here after a good solid 4-6 weeks of it.
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Re: Race Photos

Postby jray » Tue May 24, 2016 5:22 pm

Looking good Loh! It's good to see others out one up. I will be splashing for the season soon. A few weeks away from racing which is good as I've changed moorings and will have to figure some stuff out.
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Re: Race Photos

Postby admin » Wed May 25, 2016 3:19 pm

Went out and tuned against a Flying Scott last night. As expected, we were a lot faster DW, pretty evenly matched upwind, but our outhaul wasn't functional so the main was ugly. When the breeze shut off (typical Ches sundown effect) we struggled mightily DW...I definitely see the advantage of an articulating sprit, as the FS could just square off and soak downwind, while we were jibing though 150-160 degrees in 4 kn of breeze.

A lot of things to fix still! But the kite up was a blast, especially shy reaching in 8 kn. until the breeze shut down.

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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Wed May 25, 2016 4:12 pm

No problem single-handling the i550.
Tacking is a little slower and messier alone but still manageable.
Due to a short tiller extension, I can't really seat forward enough to keep the bow in the water.
And apparently not enough weight alone to keep the sails up.

Nevertheless an enjoyable evening...
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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:35 pm

i550 #437 race photos from 20 AUG 2016.
It's a series of 9 races, an 8.2 mile course (or 2 rounds around 2 buoys about 2 miles apart).

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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:38 pm

And finished 6 minutes behind a 3-crew J24...

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Re: Race Photos

Postby stealth » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:54 pm

lohwaikin wrote:i550 #437 race photos from 20 AUG 2016.
It's a series of 9 races, an 8.2 mile course (or 2 rounds around 2 buoys about 2 miles apart).

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Looks great indeed Loh.
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Re: Race Photos

Postby noemar » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:13 am

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Re: Race Photos

Postby admin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:28 pm

Hi Noemar, what browser are you using? I can see all the images using Chrome and Safari. MacOSX. I'd love to know what your browser/opsys is so that we can get this bug worked out.

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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:38 am

I do encounter difficulty handling the tiller extension while going upwind, with the main-sheet traveler sheeted to upwind side.
I am seated between F124 and F169, and the tiller extension is contacting the main-sheet already.
Ideally I would like to be somewhere near the keel (F110 and F124) to get the stem in the water...
I'm figuring out what are the possible remedies:
a) Get a forward crew;
b) Fabricate some sort of curved tiller extension (like a C-spanner) to get around the main-sheet;
c) Install water ballast tanks (canting keel is a little too late to implement....);

This coming Saturday will be the 5th race. Same course, and probably the same wind conditions.

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Re: Race Photos

Postby noemar » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:49 pm

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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:56 am

Sailing 3-ups (or shall I say 2.5).
Every tack is near-perfect when you have a crew full-time on the jib sheets.

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Sailing Twilight Race #9 with boat-building friend Weng, my boy Jude, and me at the helm...
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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:04 pm

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Twilight Race #10, with full crew of 3.


In very light wind (about 3 knots) and calm seas we can actually outrun J24s....
Well, to be honest, we also need to add in a confused start!
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Re: Race Photos

Postby Warren Nethercote » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:07 am

Loh, I am always happy to accept a bit of luck in a good race result! :-) Warren
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Re: Race Photos

Postby admin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:26 pm

Great stuff, thanks for posting these Loh!
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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:04 am

The faster boats didn't keep up with their attendance, so I got to rank 3rd.....

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Re: Race Photos

Postby admin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:36 pm

Hah! Excellent. Don't forget the Woody Allen line, "90% of life is just showing up!"

Congrats on the 4th and 5th!
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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 pm

We are still racing...

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Re: Race Photos

Postby Warren Nethercote » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:34 pm

Loh, it is not really about photographs, but what is your 'rating' (and what system: Portsmouth Number or ...?) compared to the J24s? Are you all racing white sails only or are some using spinnakers?
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Re: Race Photos

Postby lohwaikin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:31 pm

Yes, we are racing with only white sails (Saturday race which we called Twilight Race), and every boat assigned with a PY handicap number.
My club calls it Changi Handicap Number (CHN).
"Balqis" is a J24 with PY 112, a very active 3-men crew, who also sails on Sunday races (which allow spinnaker).
"Olmeto" is a Jeanneau Oceanis 320 with PY 119, not very regular attendance.
"Minx" is a Dehler 34.
"Sapphire Star" and "SDF" are 40-footer (maybe more) mast-head sloops of probably Jeanneau designs.
I think our club's handicap numbers are more an indicator of race participation than boat / crew performance.
Because winner gets 1 point off handicap, while last boat gets 1 point added to handicap.
Second boat and second-last boat get 1/2 point deducted/added.
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