Sunday's (9th Nov) speed trial is looking promising

What Nomadic events are coming up. Also, if anyone's planning a non-Nomadically-arranged trip and/or looking for others to join in.

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Sunday's (9th Nov) speed trial is looking promising

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Windguru is predicted a feast of wind :-) :-)

(It obviously hasn't noticed that it is an away day yet :wink:)
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I was just about to say the same Ian, and I'm not on call this weekend, and there no rugby on Sunday :lol:

Mind you its so long since I've been out I'm not sure I'm up to it! :???:
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Sunday 9th at portland

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Tonights venue just too far for me.Hope to make it on Sunday.From the 'Boards' website it appears that some others may have the same idea.
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Hoping to make it Sunday, just hoping its not too windy.
If only i can stay on for 500m.

Smallest sail is a 5.5 so plan is too eat more pies between now and Sunday!

Any tips for setting up for speed appreciated.

Current thoughts are bigger sail, low boom, try not to think about catapults, and duck tape to stop my ears flapping.

Mast track forward or back?
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Jury is out on boom height - if you look at the world cup sailors, you will see a variety - some low so that they can sit down and use their bulk, others with longer arms set them high to enable them to get outboard more.

With regard to mast track, further back will reduce your board's wetted area so less drag, however you have to be able to keep the board flat along its length - if setting it back means you are tail heavy while sailing, you will be worse off than if you moved it further forward to level off. You just need to go out and tweak.

Rest assured, our speed course won't be 500m long, so you don't have to stay in control for too long.

P.S. reaching max speed on the GPS mid catapult doesn't count :shock:

P.P.S Fat is fast :-) Perfect time for those of us with "comfort" figures to take finally take revenge on little early planing whippets :-)
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