Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:40 pm

302 does look interesting! Thanks for trying to get the fusion to WSC but please do not go to excessive trouble doing so!

Looking forward to seeing you there;

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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Rupert » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:48 pm

I've had no response from the Phantoms following my reply to the post saying that olser sailors don't sail in the winter, so I don't think we will be seeing any of them! I did mention that the Finn sailors who come would probebly have a good laugh that Phantom sailors were scared of a little cold water...
By the sound of it we have 2 Finns, possibly 3 coming? John and Howlin', and Neil, you mentioned it as a possibility a while back? The handicap list has the boat at 90 or 91 depending on vintage, but I think this has been decided on as being a bit harsh? I know when they get going they are pretty damn quick, so I don't want life to be too easy, but what seems fair to those who sail them? Sounds like they are GRP with tin rigs.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by neil » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:10 pm

I'm afraid I can't sail at the moment but I was hoping to get the Illusion on the water. In hospital next month having a Finn knee injury sorted out. Should be back on the water in March
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Brookesy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:54 pm

Can't promise for certain, but am colecting the Elvestrom Finn from Falmouth tomorrow and if its posible I'll bring it along, '70's boat Needlespar and dacron sail py1071 in new money.Who knows perhaps I can persuade big Al to come and play too.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Rupert » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:15 am

It would be great to see lots of Finns battling it out! If we get 3 boats or more I'll add a prize in for the winner.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by davidh » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:07 pm

Rupert.

Is there a spare Finn at the Club. I've got a wig and false 'tash, if I signed in under an alias I could sail one to make up the numbers.....

But then, is that an offer too far????

D
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Rupert » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:07 pm

Sadly there is only 1 Finn in sailable condition at the club, and John will be using it. There is an Ent I could borrow for you if you like, though? 1959 vintage, but with nice crisp sails?
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by alan williams » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:22 pm

Hi Rupert

Sorry I will not be attending will be at the Scotland V Wales Rugby International. Also at the present time have still not recovered from being knocked down by a BMW Z6 driver whilst crossing the road. Left knee is giving alot of pain and I can only lift my right arm level with my shoulder. Hope event goes well.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:35 pm

If only you'd known earlier to say...
båd BMW Z6 driver holde klar af!!
..who knows? :(
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Rupert » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Ouch...blooming beemer drivers. Hope you recover soon.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by PeterV » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:45 pm

Rupert,
There was a discussion a few years ago about Finn handicaps and since then we've been sailing off 91 for a classic, 92 for an old and 94 for a wooden mast (although mine's the only one I've seen). I'm not sure how accurate these are, all I know is that in over 35 years of sailing Finns (on and off) I've never been able to beat a well sailed Albacore and their CVRDA handicap is 94, at least this is one area where I'm better off sailing on modern handicaps (Albacore and Finn both on 1066).

Sorry I cannot be with you on 8th, might be at Hoo Freezer in Laser, have fun.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Rupert » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:53 am

Thanks Peter.
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Rupert » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:40 pm

Just over a week to go! Long range weather forecast looks good, so time to check the trailer over, glue the boat back together, learn to sail (delete as applicable) and come along to Whitefriars. Actually, the learning how to sail bit can be done there, if you like!
I'll be trying a bit of an experiment with the Tonic decks, to try and stop me going straight through them - 9mm UPVC board stuck over the top. Should look delightful, but better than shards of GRP through the wetsuit in painful places!
Is this a cvrda first? It is lighter than plywood, too - has anyone built a boat out of it, ever? A sort of DIY Pico, I suppose!
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:23 pm

Rupert Said:
- has anyone built a boat out of it, ever?
:idea: Here's another idea...

Around about the time of the first "Carbon fibre" Rowing VIII (which was @1980 I think) someone at The United Hospital Bumps races revived an old wrecked VIII whose single laminate hull was full of splits for their rugby Club VIII by covering it from stem to stern with a long sheet of Fablon. :D You may recall this came in floral patterns on a roll and could be used to "modernise" an old pine table or welsh dresser in the style of the sixties. :cry:

The Black coulored Prototype British VIII won a silver medal in the world championship, a real publicity coup for Carbocraft who later built quite a few Tornado hulls. The Boat was known as the "Carbon Tiger." In sunshine it suffered from heat due to the black coulor and tended to warp. Later hulls were all white.

The UH bumps VIII called itself "Fablon Tiger" but the construction sadly did not catch on. Perhaps the Rugby VIII were less able to cash in on publicity, and I'm afraid I don't know what became of that prototype.

Perhaps "Fablon Tonic" might do better, or given the "Frostie" nature of the meeting, "Tonyc Tiger!" :lol: :lol:

If we hear a crunching noise on the roll tack we'll know "Theyyyrr Grrrrrreat!!" :twisted:
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Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

Post by roger » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:14 am

Rupert wrote:Just over a week to go! Long range weather forecast looks good, so time to check the trailer over, glue the boat back together, learn to sail (delete as applicable) and come along to Whitefriars. Actually, the learning how to sail bit can be done there, if you like!
Hi Rupert have you got the snowploughs ready and maybe an icebreaker or two :P :lol:
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