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by Fred
Tue May 01, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Owners meeting at the Gold Cup, Palma 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 11975

Owners meeting at the Gold Cup, Palma 2007

Ancient Geek, what could I add to this? I totally agree. Sometimes easy things can be made difficult and the opposite.
by Fred
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ec and WC 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 6280

Ec and WC 2007

That's a good routing b.t.w. ;))
by Fred
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Part 8 - Conclusions - PROFESSIONAL Class layer integration
Replies: 1
Views: 7363

Gold Cup 2007

Dear Robert and others, The following came to my mind when I red the results of the Gold Cup 2007 at Palma. First let me say that maybe I have no rights to comment as I didn't participate in the last 3 Gold Cups, on the other hand I still am a Dragon owner and a member so.... I also want to express ...
by Fred
Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 30878

hiking

Ancient Geek,

I agree 100%
by Fred
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 30878

hiking

Dear trw999 (whowever you may be),

"I have to say that at the level of racing I compete in, I find myself hiking hard on only a few occasions during the season".

Doesn't that say it all? ;)
by Fred
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 30878

hiking

Dear Norma, when you read criticism in my posts you are right. If you think they are ment to be negative I must disappoint you. My criticism is just to change some things in a positive way. Of course you are right when you say that it is only good when younger, fitter and well prepared Dragon sailor...
by Fred
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 30878

hiking

Dear Mickey, hiking in the Dragon seems to be a never ending story. The way it's done right now is ruïning knees and backs. 5 years ago an orthopedic surgeon wrote allready a lettre to I.D.A., which was given to our chairman in Douarnenez, writing that the way people had to hike in a Dragon was abs...
by Fred
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 30878

hiking

That's exactly the problem for a helmsman, hiking with one twisted leg (knee) because of the foot under the traveller. That's how you ruine your knees and that's why I had to stop Dragon sailing.
by Fred
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Hiking in the Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 30878

Hiking in the Dragon

As hiking in the Dragon, specially for a helmsman is destroying your knees and eventually your back, it might be interesting to read the next website which comes to the same conclusion as the university of Leuven (Belgium) on this matter. http://www.roostersailing.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=h...
by Fred
Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Class Layers - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 14060

How to avoid spending years that can be learnt in days.

Dear Axel and Mickey, I think I understand your problem. I offered the Dutch Dragon Class Organisation several times, starting in 1985, to 1 or 2 days in winter to tell them all the tricks about tuning, meteo, current etc (I did this for a lot of other classes and among others the Dutch Admirals Cup...