berthos Posted May 3, 2002 Report Share Posted May 3, 2002 Further to the discussion of yardsticks under the Mission Beach Regatta Topic: What does this forum consider to be a suitable yardstick for the F18class? Will the VYC create an F18 yardstick or create a yardstick for the individual designs of boats? Mal has suggested that the Hobie Tiger yardstick of 72 is a little generous and that a more realistic yardstick is 70.5. Would the F18 sailors of Australia be happy to use 70.5 when you for example turn up at the Mission Beach Regatta? My own suggestion would be to start with Mal's figure and vary it from there if it is felt necessary as time goes by. Or even as a particular regatta goes by. In this the place for such a thing to be decided? I'm not an F18 sailor as I stated in another topic but want to keep you guys happy and the racing fair when you come to my club's regatta. Do the Hobie Tiger sailors wish to sail as F18 boats or as Hobie Tigers at mixed regattas. What about the Nacra F18 sailors. I assume that as this forum is an F18 forum that the general consensus will be as F18. However if a yardstick of 70.5 is used for the F18 will we get some perhaps slower Tiger sailors chucking a wobbly saying that they want to sail as Tigers using the 72 yardstick? I'm looking forward to meeting you in person at Mission Beach Mal I hope you can make it. I'd love to see a few Tigers in the flesh too. There's no doubt that if nothing else the Hobies look good on the water!! Rob Wilson Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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