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Craig Dickson

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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2011, 06:57:27 PM »

Hi Folks

I am a total newbie to RC Yachts and totally delighted with my first yacht being the Laser.

I have just spent some time reading these excellent theads to your opening topic and WOW what a Yacht yours is!

Even by my very inexperienced standards yours is a vessel to be very proud of.

Thank you for sharing the excellent photos.

Cheers
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2011, 12:22:42 AM »

Hello,

Craig, Thank you for your very kind words.

John.  :-)

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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2012, 09:06:58 PM »



JayDee, if you had used a Chevy V8, you wouldnt need all these pulleys and things !!.
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2012, 10:48:23 PM »

In a couple of weeks time we are going to get ACTUAL J Class Yachts down in Falmouth,racing in Falmouth Bay.I am not a yachtie person,but boy am I looking forward to seeing these maginificent boats in full sail.
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2012, 01:02:48 AM »



Hello Mick,

YES, me too, I am looking forward to seeing them!.

John.  :-))
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2012, 02:16:08 PM »

Hello,

The J Class sailing Event on the Solent, are there any Forum members who know the area well enough
 to recommend a Vantage Point for the best view of the yachts when they are sailing ?.

John.  :-)
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« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2012, 02:45:23 PM »

Mr Mr can i have a go

Lush boat  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2012, 06:26:48 PM »

 Hello Dan,

Living in Portsmouth ,you MUST know of a good viewing point along the Solent.
An ideal spot would be on higher ground, with a short shore to the water.

The folk who are running the event, don't give details of the course the boats will be sailing,
other than East, West, or Central Solent !!.

So, where would the best place to be to watch the Races ?.

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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2012, 08:21:10 PM »

Castle fields is the best place to sit along the southsea shoreline, its high up and has benchs along it  :-))

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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2012, 11:10:40 PM »

 
Hello Dan,

The Course seems to be over towards Ryde Pier, your spot maybe too far away.
Any other places more to the North, up the Solent river?.

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« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2012, 07:09:41 AM »

can you post a piccy of the course john ?  must have been a j class i saw leaving gosport on monday
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2012, 09:19:03 AM »


Hello,

There has been no course published only viewing points.

Its almost as if they were keeping things to themselves!.

One of the links is this - - -

 http://www.jclasssolentregatta.com/press.html

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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2012, 10:18:50 AM »

Courses are usually decided on the day taking into account the wind direction so as to give legs on different points of sailing.
No secrecy, just something that cannot be planned too far ahead.

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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2012, 08:25:55 PM »



Hello,

Couple of photos of Endeavour on Heath Lake, Runcorn.

John.
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2012, 05:50:07 PM »

Jay dee.,had the pleasure of meeting you and a good talk today at Haydock ,nice to see the yatch in person ,so to speak ,and to meet you ,well thankyou ,regards Dave .
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2013, 06:00:33 PM »

 Hello,
A photo taken at the Haydock event, the boat is on its Stand, too tall to go onto a table!!.
Others taken at the Runcorn Clubs Lake.
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2013, 06:28:54 PM »


Great photos John.

 ... nice to see it with out the optional pole up the back stay!!!   :kiss:
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2013, 06:55:36 PM »

Lovely to see JD

Just a thought, would a tack tackle or downhaul on the gooseneck
take the creases out of the main when beating to windward?

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« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2013, 09:57:01 PM »

Lovely to see JD

Just a thought, would a tack tackle or downhaul on the gooseneck
take the creases out of the main when beating to windward?

Ned

Beautiful boat, thanks for sharing  :-)

Could it be that the mainsail creases are being caused by the jib /staysail backwinding the main?
Do the creases move/ripple or are they in the same position all the time? If so, perhaps some alteration of the slot may help...

 
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2013, 10:26:40 PM »

Hello,
The sails were meant to be "Test sails", but lazy beggar me has not made any new ones!.
The sails are made of Mylar plastic sheet, which is rather stiff, they are ok on some tacks but not on others.
The creases do bug me, but the boat sails so well I don't bother too much about them.
The Proper sails will be made of Silk, which I can buy at a good price.
Eventually, I will get around to making them !!!.
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2013, 08:01:18 PM »

Hello,
This is the latest photo of Endeavour, sailing with the large Jib, as per the real boat.
Much better performance than the other setup, probably because this is easier to set up!!.
Would like to "hide" the Jib Boom inside the sail, the real boat did not have a Boom, but without one on the model, the sail was awful!.
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2013, 04:54:42 PM »

Hello,
Just found this video of J Class boats sailing.
View full screen, with the sound on.
The best one I have ever seen !!.
 
http://www.jclassyachts.com/videos
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2014, 12:58:15 PM »

Hello,
This is a video of a full sized J Class boat being built.
Amazing construction and handling !.
http://www.claasenshipyards.com/news/141/j_class_yacht_atlantis_j_7.html
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Re: J Class sailing
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2014, 02:18:40 PM »

Hello,
Will be sailing my J Class Endeavour this weekend at the Ellesmere Port Show.
Everything checked and ready, just hope the weather is kind !!.
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« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2014, 06:33:39 PM »

Hi jaydee I agree a jib boom does not look so good. I now use a piano wire of appropriate diameter slid into the lower seam of the sail.  You will have to experiment with the bendiness of the piano wire to suit the curve of the sail with the wind on it.
Anyway worked for me.
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