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Classifieds / Re: Looking for a symmetrical spinnaker
« Last post by JimC on August 20, 2019, 04:26:43 PM »
I've got one, but also a boat it goes with. But any measurements you need sing out.
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Classifieds / Looking for a symmetrical spinnaker
« Last post by guytoon on August 20, 2019, 11:32:53 AM »
I finally moved 2616 Plane Jane by the water in North Brittany.
I unfortunately still live some thousands miles away. However, I'm making my plans to get her back on the water next summer after 25+ years of being a dormant lady.
I working on securing a mast.
Last piece of gear missing is a symmetrical pre-91 rules spinnaker.
Would anyone have one available ? Even a tired one would do it to use as a model.

Thanks
Ghislain
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Tech Chat / Re: Measurement Certificates
« Last post by Phil Alderson on August 15, 2019, 04:33:01 PM »
They havent as long as I have been in the class, I think cost and organisation are a factor. But the class maintains a list of the boats and sails measured so they don't really need certificates that might get lost.
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Tech Chat / Measurement Certificates
« Last post by scorpion_1925 on August 13, 2019, 11:52:32 AM »
having sailed a few different classes over the year, we all the boats had measurement certificates. I was just wondering how come the cherubs don't have them.
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Introduction to Cherubs / Forum - new members registration (Disable)
« Last post by pratn0 on July 27, 2019, 11:15:51 AM »
Hi All.

Over the last 48 hours we have had a huge number of fake members joining this forum.   

We don't see a large number of new members so this is likely a malicious attempts to disrupt the forum.

I have temporary disabled the registration of new members for the moment.

If you are a real person and would like to join the forum at this time please reach out to us on facebook and we will facilitate getting you register.

thank you.
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Calendar Events / Re: Open Meeting 5 Weymouth Regatta 13/14th July
« Last post by JP233 on July 16, 2019, 08:19:28 AM »
Cherub open - Weymouth 13/14 July 2019

Yes bae!
Day one was a day of three halves…
The fleet was sent out into the bay in hope of catching some breeze and was greeted with flat water and no wind. After a brief postponement, racing got underway. EJ had a late start as she was stuck in irons with ten seconds to go until the start. Poppy finding gears, and Marmite and Usagi both fighting for first place with King Tubby left behind looking at bums. After a becalmed kite run the wind picked up, a very small amount, for the second race. Marmite and Usagi have a close start, fighting to keep their lanes. Poppy takes the pin end of the line hoping for clear air, taking the right side up the beat, neck and neck with Usagi for much of the leg. Poppy reaches the top mark first, closely followed behind Usage and Marmite. Poppy keeps her lead for 1.5 laps but unfortunately decapitates an enormous Jellyfish at the bottom mark, resulting in a near capsize! Both Marmite and Usage overtake and Poppy settles for third.
Race three, the sea breeze kicks in and all boats have the best starts of the day, Poppy out back as her main sail batten pops out of the luff on the first beat and EJ has trouble with ….. something ...... which forces her to retire and head in early, beating the rush for the showers.
At the end of day one, Usagi sits in first place, with Marmite one point behind, poppy third, EJ in fourth and King Tubby fifth.
The sailors were greeted with a well deserved lasagne back at the club, followed by a fleet trip to dominos.

Day two brought us more wind, only a little bit more. Racing commenced in the harbour bright and early. Poppy begun the day with an impressive port hand flyer above the rest of the fleet with Usagi and Marmite chasing hard on starboard. It was close racing for the top three to the windward mark. Poppy was going very well when pointing in the right direction, but not far behind marmite and usage for most of the race. EJ didn’t manage to start due to poor execution of kite rigging, but was well prepared for race five. EJ finally showed up with a decent start for race five and was quick but in the wrong direction! There was a loud bang as Marmite’s clew strap came undone, poppy took her chance to overtake and push for second, however once fixed, marmite quickly caught up to regain their place in front of Poppy. Everyone with current rules met up at the bottom mark of the first lap in hope for a fleet photo! After a shifty second beat Usagi was comfortably in first place with Marmite in second. For the final race, Poppy, again, takes a port start at the committee boat to get into the fresh breeze. Close racing for much of the duration of the race with a near miss between Usagi and Poppy as both boats narrowly avoid a collision close to the bottom mark due to not being able to see each other, otherwise much of the same.

Overall results:
Andy Peters’ Usagi 1st
Paul croote’s Marmite 2nd
Jamie Pearson’s Poppy 3rd
Martyn Denchfield’s King Tubby 4th
Jimmy Ruddiman’s EJ 5th



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Still achey, but still smiling!
Report written by Georgie while on a train. Let me know if anything needs changing.
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Calendar Events / Re: Nationals 2019
« Last post by Andrew Whapshott on July 14, 2019, 06:58:38 PM »
Have also paid, any news?  :)
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Tech Chat / Re: Forestay eye (lowrider)
« Last post by GarethF on July 10, 2019, 07:38:38 PM »
Yes, I think it probably is. Probably not as directly applicable as I'd thought (without some preparatory minor surgery) So that will be a job to leave on the list for the winter. For the moment I think I'll take the ugly repair and go sailing.
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Calendar Events / Re: Open Meeting 5 Weymouth Regatta 13/14th July
« Last post by andy_peters on July 08, 2019, 08:37:25 PM »
The forecast is looking good for this weekend.  I highly recommend going to this one if it the only Cherub open you do this year you won't regret it.   If you have any issues entering let me know - I have the ear of the organiser and he promised to get in any late Cherub entries.

Evening catering on Saturday - from the organiser

Saturday evening we have a catering team in place to provide an evening meal. This year we have Lasange and salad available at £2.50 per head with an optional desert for an extra £1.50. If you could let me know in advance I can give the caterers a bit of warning.  Tickets will be available at registration.

I suggest we do this and if it fails to completely hit the spot we can make a plan on the hoof for further sustenance.

We plan to arrive early afternoon Friday for a sail and some chilled wine on the balcony afterwards.  We have a booking at 8pm Friday at the Crab House Cafe.  If anyone fancies joining us PM me and I'll see it i can alter the booking.
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Tech Chat / Re: Forestay eye (lowrider)
« Last post by JP233 on July 07, 2019, 07:57:30 AM »
Hi Gareth,

Is this the page you’re looking for?

http://www.uk-cherub.org/doku.php/tech/fittings
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