Worlds?

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by phish133, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. derekcjackson

    derekcjackson Member

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    I cannot remember the last time we had a World Championship with this many young sailors in the front. Four out of the top 5 are 22 years old or younger. There are another two juniors in the top 10 right now. It is great to see!

    Regardless, I hope Dave brings home the gold!

    On a side note, the sailors from Curacao came out in full force and are putting on a great show in Italy. They could be scary on their home waters next year.

     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Results have been corrected....

    :)

    Thanks Gerard!

    PS: By now, the results (with the all-important total scores) are posted on the class site: http://www.sunfishclass.org/
     
  3. PBA

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    I'm more impressed with the new sail color - very sharp. Note they went with the red Sunfish logo to pick up the red on the sail, rather than the standard black colored logo.

    Actual new pictures of the latest rudder as well - I like my dual tube model better, this looks a little too primitive.....

    And yes, the new rudder is an absolute joy to steer, as compared to the pre-'72 style....
     
  4. tag

    tag my2fish

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    I have seen a few pictures of the fleet launching and returning but no actual racing pics. Last yr there were tons of pics after each race. Does anyone know if someone is taking some pics which will be posted?
     
  6. tag

    tag my2fish

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    I may be wrong, but I think last year in the Bahamas there was a professional photographer (Robert Dunkley) around who uploaded a bunch of pictures after every day. I haven't found something similar this year, only photos taken by some of the folks from the Netherlands. Did you see this batch from day 3?

    http://picasaweb.google.nl/bankersenpiet/GerardWoensdag#

    cheers,
    tag
     
  7. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    The pictures (taken by Marianne Lenos) of the (fat) new board, and shown on the Dutch website, confirm Chris's hunch. Thanks all!

    The new manufacturer is Infused Foils (New Zealand). Apparently, they will make both rudders and boards for our Sunfishes; each in two flavors:

    http://www.infusedfoils.com/infused...ex&cPath=1_6&zenid=dfqoc1efg5kc7saq16a7f32ec6
    and
    http://www.laserperformance.com/new...-simon-cooke-to-launch-infused-foils-globally

    This is all quite new, and start-up problems :eek: clearly need to be addressed....


     
  8. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Our well informed Dutch Connection (Gerard Vos) wrote me that Bill had elbow problems.

    So sorry....

    Thanks again for the info, Gerard and Marie-Christine (who is on site and competing).

     
  9. tag

    tag my2fish

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    does anyone have any ideas about the difference between the "standard" and "elite" versions?
     
  10. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    That web page is so "under construction" they don't even have the lights installed yet..., so it's really hard to see much :rolleyes:

    I'm going to venture the GRP version is Glass Reinforced Plastic aka fiberglass.

    The product information page (currently for Opti, 420, 470, 505, ...) may shed some light on shades of things to come..., trouble is what shade? ... ... ... ... Product Information (scroll down)

    simon|cooke appears to be a real process innovator.

    I do hope the same detailed level of Care & Feeding information comes along from simon|cooke to the new LP partnership company of Infused Foils.

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  11. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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  12. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    Fantastic Photos !!
     

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