CONTESSA 32 ASSOCIATION Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Technical Help > Mast, Rigging and Sails
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: new resolutions racingsails
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

new resolutions racingsails

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
Richard Ritchie View Drop Down
CO32 Members
CO32 Members


Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Location: Winchester
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 69
Post Options Post Options   Quote Richard Ritchie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: new resolutions racingsails
    Posted: 07 Jul 2011 at 5:21pm
I would support that.
We are finding our 29.5m2 vectron (Also from Peter Sanders: his recommended size) is very handy too: I would not want it to be smaller for use by myself and my wife.
It reefs down well, but I would like a No 3/4 on a separate stay for inshore gales.  My 6m2 Storm jib balances well with 3 reef main, but not quite enough punch for F7/8 and a real Solent wind against tide chop.
Richard Ritchie
Badger of Baltimore
IRL 120
Back to Top
christophe View Drop Down
CO32 Members
CO32 Members


Joined: 08 Sep 2009
Location: Antwerp,Belgium
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 37
Post Options Post Options   Quote christophe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2011 at 10:24am
Are the new resolutions accepted already or is there still a new vote to come?  I've talked to some members who said it was not yet sure that the rules will change...
Back to Top
Alastair Pugh View Drop Down
CO32 Members
CO32 Members


Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Location: Scotland
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 35
Post Options Post Options   Quote Alastair Pugh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2011 at 11:01am
Originally posted by George Isted

Hi Christophe,

 

I doubt that anyone will turn up to Itchenor with a laminate headsail or main but they would be entitled to do so as long as they meet the new rule.

 


Seems a bit woolly to me. The rules are as published and they specifically ban laminates from class racing.  The "new", yet to be finalised, version may be known to the cognoscenti but doesn't seem to be available unless a copy of the AGM proposal was kept - and I didn't.
In March the new rule was to be available in the "next couple of weeks".  How can anyone order a new sail with the uncertainty of complying with the material and size?
Back to Top
George Isted View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 08 May 2009
Location: Solent
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 375
Post Options Post Options   Quote George Isted Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2011 at 5:52pm
Originally posted by Alastair Pugh


Seems a bit woolly to me. The rules are as published and they specifically ban laminates from class racing.  The "new", yet to be finalised, version may be known to the cognoscenti but doesn't seem to be available unless a copy of the AGM proposal was kept - and I didn't.
In March the new rule was to be available in the "next couple of weeks".  How can anyone order a new sail with the uncertainty of complying with the material and size?
 
Hi Alastair,
First of all I completely understand how you feel, we have not done a great job of getting these "new" rules finalised and published - life and offshore racing seem to get in the way.  However from conversations I have had with sailmakers new sails are being built to the "new" rules as voted on at the AGM. 
 
I am assured that the wording is going to be finalised shortly, once the committee are happy that the wording is suitably robust and clear it will be put on the class website.
 
While the rules where agreed at the AGM the exact wording was not, that is why they are not part of the current rules on the website and will need ratification at the next AGM. However I believe that they are a step forward in making it easier for owners to race and they are applicable now.  When Concerto if fixed (I broke her a bit on the way to the Azores) we will be racing with my Pentex furling headsail (that is approx 29sqm).
 
For information my Pentex furling genoa has now done over 4000 miles and is still in excellent condition, more importantly it is as fast and the same shape now as it was when new.
 
Best wishes
 
 
George Isted
www.solentboatbutler.co.uk
Contessa 32 "Concerto"
Co32 Class Measurer and ex Class Captain.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down