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Home >> General Discussion >> Technical vote on kicker and rig tensioner and 2016 RS700 sailor survey
06/12/2016 13:53:38

Clare Sargent
Posts: 674
Proposed rule changes for kicker and rig tensioner, 2016 RS700 sailor survey and new website!

1. Proposed rule changes: kicker system and rig tensioner system

Two technical proposals were raised at the RS700 Class Association Annual General Meeting held at HISC on 25 Aug 16:

One. The first proposal is to allow the option for sailors to increase the velocity ratio of the kicker from the standard 16:1 to a 24:1 system. This is to be achieved by replacing the current double block on the cascade with a triple block, and replacing the current single block at the rear of the mast step with a double block.
The aim of this increased purchase on the kicker is not to increase the amount of kicker applied during sailing, but to make it easier to apply tension and more controlled when easing.
Health warning: applying too much kicker tension could damage the boat.

Two. The second proposal is to allow the option for sailors to increase the velocity ratio of the forestay rig tensioner from the standard 6:1 to a maximum of 12:1. The chosen rig tensioner arrangement must fit within the existing rig tensioner cover and fit to a standard length forestay.
The aim of this increased purchase on the rig tensioner is to make it easier to apply rig tension prior to sailing, not to apply more tension. The recommended rig tension is 220kg measured on the shroud. The rig tension is not to be adjusted whilst racing.
Health warning: applying too much rig tension could damage the boat.

Both proposals have been raised with Alex Newton-Southon who is the licence holder, designer and boat manufacturer.
Alex fully supports the RS700 Class Association putting both proposals to the vote of RS700 International and UK Class Association Members.
In order to implement both rule changes amendments have to be made to the RS700 rules.
This requires a majority vote of the relevant members of the Class Association who return written replies within one month of the circulation of the proposed rule change.
The proposed rule change is being circulated today Tuesday 6 December 2016. The closing date for your written reply is therefore Tuesday 3 January 2017. An email response counts as a written reply.

Please see RS Class Association Rules here
Please see RS700 Class Association Rules here

So vote "yes kicker" to optional increase to velocity ratio of kicker, or "no kicker" to no change to kicker system

and vote "yes rig" to optional increase to velocity ratio of forestay rig tensioner, or "no rig" to no change to forestay rig tensioner system

Send your answers to me at [email protected] by Tues 3 January 2017

I look forward to receiving your votes and then publishing the RS700 Class Association decision in January 2017.

2. RS700 sailor survey 2016

Hurray it's that time of year when you get your RS700 say

So make yourself a brew, grab a tinnie or the paint stripper and let us know exactly what you think here

Your RS700 Class Association Chair Richard Wadsworth and I look forward to using your feedback to help shape our support to you.

3. New website launched

The new tablet and mobile responsive website should make your RS700 life easier

Thank you to our webmaster Chunky!

Do let me know if you have any bright ideas or problems by emailing here

Happy RS700 sailing!
Cheers
Clare



08/12/2016 21:26:30

Clare Sargent
Posts: 674
 
Christmas Greetings, Vote on Technical Rules Changes, 2016 Survey, Shopping and your 2017 Calendar!

It's all happening here...

Hello RS700 Sailor

1. Proposed rule changes: kicker system and rig tensioner system:

Thank you to those of you who have already voted

Don't worry if you haven't yet cos the vote will be open until Tuesday 3 January 2017

Read the two proposals here

Then vote "yes kicker" to optional increase to velocity ratio of kicker, or "no kicker" to no change to kicker system

and vote "yes rig" to optional increase to velocity ratio of forestay rig tensioner, or "no rig" to no change to forestay rig tensioner system

Send your answers to me at [email protected] by Tuesday 3 January 2017

I look forward to receiving your votes and then publishing the RS700 Class Association decision in January 2017.

2. RS700 sailor survey 2016:

Hurray it's that time of year when you get your RS700 say

So make yourself a brew, grab a tinnie or the paint stripper and let us know exactly what you think here

Your RS700 Class Association Chair Richard Wadsworth and I look forward to using your feedback to help shape our support to you.

3. 2017 calendar:

Your 2017 calendar is up on your website here

and available to download and print from the documents library here

Make sure you stick those dates onto the family planner so you claim them for RS700 sailing before the DIY and family commitments get marked down!

4. Christmas shopping:

Don't forget you can buy your RS Sailor Gill polo shirt and customised RS bags from the Old Salt Loft at your fleet RS Class Association shop here

5. And Finally (but perhaps most importantly) Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your RS Class Association:

That's from Heather (RS400 and International), Sally (RS100, RS200 and RS500), Joanne (Membership Secretary) and me Clare (RS300, RS700, RS800 and RS Vareo)

Happy RS700 sailing!
Cheers
Clare



14/12/2016 10:32:57

Clare Sargent
Posts: 674

Vote on Technical Rules Changes, 2016 Survey, 2017 Calendar and Seasons Greetings!

Hello RS700 Sailor

1. Proposed rule changes: kicker system and rig tensioner system:

Have a pat on the back if you've already voted!

But don't worry if you haven't yet cos the vote stays open until Tuesday 3 January 2017

Read the two proposals here

Then vote "yes kicker" to optional increase to velocity ratio of kicker, or "no kicker" to no change to kicker system

and vote "yes rig" to optional increase to velocity ratio of forestay rig tensioner, or "no rig" to no change to forestay rig tensioner system

Send your answers to me at [email protected] by Tuesday 3 January 2017

I look forward to receiving your votes and then publishing the RS700 Class Association decision in January 2017.

2. RS700 sailor survey 2016:

Big tick if you've done your survey!
 
If you haven't please do take a moment to complete the form here

Your RS700 Class Association Chair Richard Wadsworth and I look forward to using your feedback to help shape our support to you.

3. 2017 calendar:

Have you claimed your RS700 2017 dates on the home calendar?
 
If you haven't don't worry the dates are ready for you here

and available to download and print from the documents library here

Happy RS700 sailing!
Seasons greetings!
Clare
 



24/01/2017 11:57:15

Clare Sargent
Posts: 674
 
RS700 Newsletter Here Now with technical vote results!

Read all about it: vote results, survey results, Chair's dit, calendar and loads more...

Thank you to everyone who voted in the RS700 technical votes and those who gave their 2016 survey feedback

Your Chair Richard Wadsworth has been working hard with your committee to put all the info together into one handy go to document = Your 2017 New Year's Newsletter!

Thanks for the hard work guys!

So make yourself your brew of choice and settle down to read the newsletter here

If you have any questions or ideas raised by the newsletter please don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

Happy RS700 sailing!
Cheers
Clare



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