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by Ancient Geek
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 31905

Re: Hiking in the Dragon

In Fiona Brown's Blog on the Edinburgh Cup currently being held at Cowes there is a very graphic picture of the crew of a Dragon hiking in as extreme a manner as one could see! They are using pump lines and other bits of rope from the boat to hold them in the boat. I am sure they are breaking no ru...
by Ancient Geek
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Dragon Plans/Measurement
Topic: 40 foot Dragon...
Replies: 5
Views: 14589

Re: 40 foot Dragon...

One of the Uffa Fox shows plans of a stror (Big.) Dragon at least one was built and made its wau to Bombay where I saw it about 15 years ago, in surprising good condition for Indian boats!
by Ancient Geek
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: I need information on a shipping company?
Replies: 3
Views: 10191

As an individual you will be better going to an agent who wil arrange everything for you including the mountain of pper work however A P Moller AKA Maersk are a very good container line.
by Ancient Geek
Wed May 23, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Want to sail in the Dragon Worlds in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland?
Replies: 4
Views: 8008

Good in principle though both the IOD & Knarr are very much less "Tweaky" & rather more "Standard".
by Ancient Geek
Tue May 01, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Owners meeting at the Gold Cup, Palma 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 12580

Quo Vadis

It seems to this man that most of the Dragon Class probably do not care, 18 attendees out of 80+ boats at an owners meeting? In which case the penalty will be a class you may not like anymore. It has been the case for a long time but "getting worse faster" that the shortage of crews has led to more ...
by Ancient Geek
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ec and WC 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 6472

Fred as always makes a very good point - that the fixture list could be rather more "joined up" rationalising the travel into more of a logical tour, apart from all those trailer miles, these days limiting carbon footprints is the done thing.
by Ancient Geek
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 31905

WE are not the only class with hiking issues the Melges Class are somewhat more advanced in their thoughts and the follwing from their web site. " HIKING THE MELGES - THE SITUATION DEVELOPS The discussion about the style of hiking that has developed in the class has been ongoing both publicly and wi...
by Ancient Geek
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 31905

Perhaps a single hiking aid or a taught strap or bar directly under the coaming would satisfy both camps? It would add security for the crews and restrict extreme hiking. Take the repetitive strain off joints saving the older with injury and saving the young from such things. It would need to be the...