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by John Ball
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Racing Rules
Topic: Taking a penalty Rule E4.3
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Taking a penalty Rule E4.3

The use of the term 'significant' in E4.3(b) has bothered me since that rule appeared, and I have written pages of notes debating what constitutes 'significant'. In common usage it would suggest a number bigger than one - else why is it there at all. I have had discussions with a number of National ...
by John Ball
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Racing Rules
Topic: Taking a penalty Rule E4.3
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Taking a penalty Rule E4.3

IRSA Case B2 may apply to any incident as it is about when to stop taking penalty turns. The selected incident just provides an example where multiple boats are involved due to the infraction. My article on The Penalty Turn Chapter 9 and see page 2 may help. https://sites.google.com/site/johnsrcsail...
by John Ball
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going Arround a MARK
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Going Arround a MARK

Close to the mark is subjective. It is to allow for a variety of conditions - in full sized boats sailing around a big government navigation buoy is different from sailing around an inflated mark, and is different for strong winds and big waves, or flat water and light winds. So it may be taken to m...
by John Ball
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going Arround a MARK
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Going Arround a MARK

Great questions. What you are asking about is the difference between Proper Course, Mark Room and Right of Way. I suggest that you go to my web site https://sites.google.com/site/johnsrcsailingrulesandtactics/ and read Chapter 8 which covers these topics in detail. Here is an extract Right of Way vs...
by John Ball
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Racing Rules
Topic: World Sailing issues updates to the Case Book
Replies: 0
Views: 173

World Sailing issues updates to the Case Book

WS has provided an update to the 2017-2020 Case Book, and the link is here

http://www.sailing.org/documents/casean ... e-book.php


John
by John Ball
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: IOM Forum
Topic: preferred transmitter options to suit IOM sailing
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: preferred transmitter options to suit IOM sailing

My feeling is that any 2.4gig digital radio with mode 2 will work fine for RC sailing, and especially for IOM where only two functions are permitted. I prefer a radio with a ratchet on Ch3 - Throttle (sail control) as it allows repeat ability from close hauled to just eased by a couple of clicks. As...
by John Ball
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: IOM Forum
Topic: 2017 IOMICA AGM
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: 2017 IOMICA AGM - RESULTS

IOMICA AGM voting results here;

http://www.iomclass.org/blog/2017/12/22 ... l-results/

John
by John Ball
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Marblehead Forum
Topic: Dual Rated M and 10R
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Dual Rated M and 10R

Thanks,

That was exactly the info I was seeking.

John
by John Ball
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRSA New Policy on Prohibited Events - and the penalty for attending one
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Re: IRSA New Policy on Prohibited Events - and the penalty for attending one

The European Commission has just ruled that a ban or penalty on participants in prohibited events is illegal.

Quite a bombshell for international sports organisations.

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-5184_en.htm

John
by John Ball
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Depth adjustment for racing marks
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Depth adjustment for racing marks

We have some marks for use in varying depth and deeper water. The mark has a hollow tube through the center (a cut off golf club works). Then we have an anchor line that passes up through the tube to a spool of line on a wooden shaft that plugs into the top of the tube. Drop the anchor line to the b...