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Zipfer Trophy and Europa Cup NoR Updated

The Zipfer Trophy and Europa Cup has updated their Notice of Race, event that originally was scheduled to be the European Championship, this one cancelled by the ISA mainly because a high % of teams can't travel and or could not have practiced before the competition due to the COVID situation.
22 Entries already have been made from GER, AUT, HUN, ITA and USA please check this new Notice of race.
Looking forward to see you next end of summer enjoying the Soling.
Zipfer Trophy Information

 

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Erich Hirt Preis event confirmed

The next Erich Hirt Preis, was confirmed today by the Bayerische Yacht Club.
To be held at the Starnbergsee lake from July 31 to August 2.
Where the Bradwurst shall be present to give the special touch at the German Soling season start.
Entries can be done at the link in the button:

Erich Hirt Preis Online Entry

 

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2020 Worlds, Continentals and Ranking cancelled!!

Dear Soling Sailors

Worlds, Continentals and the Ranking have been cancelled for 2020, by early July the ISA will be announcing which events are being held at the second semester, hopefully situation allow many to sail and have fun.

We are glad to inform that 5 Solings have taken part in Norway at a race this past weekend, and next week the first regatta will be held in Spain. While some clubs are opening its doors in North America,

A statement has been released by the ISA executive at the following link:
ISA Executive Letter

 

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Correcting Deficient Boat Speed or Height
In several races recently I´ve suddenly recognized that my speed or height was deficient and been initially unsure what to do and in what sequence to do it. I decided to create a plan of action that would insure a more rapid response in the future and thought my scheme might be of general interest. I. Basic Concepts - A. Whene  ...      Posted on 23/09/2011 by Stuart Walker, read by 1281 Comments 3    
Correcting Deficient Boat Speed or Height
In several races recently I´ve suddenly recognized that my speed or height was deficient and been initially unsure what to do and in what sequence to do it. I decide...
      Posted on 23/09/2011 by Stuart Walker, read by 1281 Comments 3    
Correcting Deficient Boat Speed or Height
In several races recently I´ve suddenly recognized that my speed or height was deficient and been initially unsure what to do and in what sequence to do it. I decided to create a plan of action that would insure a more rapid response in the future and thought my scheme might be of general interest. I. Basic Concepts - A. Whene  ...
     Posted on 23/09/2011 by Stuart Walker, read by 1281 Comments 3    
 
Weight effect -
We had an interesting discussion (led by Hans Fogh) at the 2009 Worlds. The major consideration was Roman Koch`s speed - in almost all conditions. And not just to windward (and certainly not on a reach which we never do anymore and where weight has its greatest effect). He is fast downwind - in smooth water and in waves - but (I think) part  ...      Posted on 06/11/2009 by Stuart Walker, read by 1771 Comments 2    
Weight effect -
We had an interesting discussion (led by Hans Fogh) at the 2009 Worlds. The major consideration was Roman Koch`s speed - in almost all conditions. And not just to w...
      Posted on 06/11/2009 by Stuart Walker, read by 1771 Comments 2    
Weight effect -
We had an interesting discussion (led by Hans Fogh) at the 2009 Worlds. The major consideration was Roman Koch`s speed - in almost all conditions. And not just to windward (and certainly not on a reach which we never do anymore and where weight has its greatest effect). He is fast downwind - in smooth water and in waves - but (I think) part  ...
     Posted on 06/11/2009 by Stuart Walker, read by 1771 Comments 2    
 
Soling righting moment, stability, ORC certificate -updated
After a great interest in this topic, Nicola Sironi has updated the Soling stability document found in the link below and also produced a ORC club certificate for the Soling To those who want to calculate the rating for a Soling, this is possible and was time ago calculated for IMS. Following there are two documents, one related to the righ  ...      Posted on 20/10/2009 by Jean-Pierre Marmier, read by 1786 Comments 0    
Soling righting moment, stability, ORC certificate -updated
After a great interest in this topic, Nicola Sironi has updated the Soling stability document found in the link below and also produced a ORC club certificate for the Sol...
      Posted on 20/10/2009 by Jean-Pierre Marmier, read by 1786 Comments 0    
Soling righting moment, stability, ORC certificate -updated
After a great interest in this topic, Nicola Sironi has updated the Soling stability document found in the link below and also produced a ORC club certificate for the Soling To those who want to calculate the rating for a Soling, this is possible and was time ago calculated for IMS. Following there are two documents, one related to the righ  ...
     Posted on 20/10/2009 by Jean-Pierre Marmier, read by 1786 Comments 0    
 
Bear-Away Spinnaker Sets By Dean Brenner
A well executed spinnaker set can help you gain distance and even places in a tight fleet, so have the pole up, the kite ready to hoist, and the crew hiking on the rail as your boat approaches the weather mark. This article was originally published on SailNet ( target=newwindow href=http://www.sailnet.com>www.sailnet.com ) in November, 2  ...      Posted on 11/01/2006 by Dean Brenner, read by 1521 Comments 1    
Bear-Away Spinnaker Sets By Dean Brenner
A well executed spinnaker set can help you gain distance and even places in a tight fleet, so have the pole up, the kite ready to hoist, and the crew hiking on the rail a...
      Posted on 11/01/2006 by Dean Brenner, read by 1521 Comments 1    
Bear-Away Spinnaker Sets By Dean Brenner
A well executed spinnaker set can help you gain distance and even places in a tight fleet, so have the pole up, the kite ready to hoist, and the crew hiking on the rail as your boat approaches the weather mark. This article was originally published on SailNet ( target=newwindow href=http://www.sailnet.com>www.sailnet.com ) in November, 2  ...
     Posted on 11/01/2006 by Dean Brenner, read by 1521 Comments 1    
 
SOLING TUNING GUIDE 1995
By North Sails One Design

RAKE Mast rake is checked by measuring the amount that the forestay length exceeds the mast length. Hold your forestay along the front of the mast and simply mark the forestay at the point where the surface of the deck would be. if the forestay is shorter than the mast, the mark will be on the pennant. We check our rake by measuring the  ...                Posted on 04/11/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 3341 Comments 1    
SOLING TUNING GUIDE 1995
By North Sails One Design

RAKE Mast rake is checked by measuring the amount that the forestay length exceeds the mast length. Hold your forestay along the front of the mast and simply m...
                Posted on 04/11/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 3341 Comments 1    
SOLING TUNING GUIDE 1995
By North Sails One Design

RAKE Mast rake is checked by measuring the amount that the forestay length exceeds the mast length. Hold your forestay along the front of the mast and simply mark the forestay at the point where the surface of the deck would be. if the forestay is shorter than the mast, the mark will be on the pennant. We check our rake by measuring the  ...
               Posted on 04/11/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 3341 Comments 1    
 
Ideas on how to rebuild your fittings Layout?
This is probably the article 60% of actual ISA members are waiting for a long time, The artcile it self will have nothing since it is too complex to write a single article and provide maybe 10% of what top sailors world wide took at least 15 years of development with their coachs, builders, etc. To better restore/improve y  ...      Posted on 29/09/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 7936 Comments 11    
Ideas on how to rebuild your fittings Layout?
This is probably the article 60% of actual ISA members are waiting for a long time, The artcile it self will have nothing since it is too complex to write a single...
      Posted on 29/09/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 7936 Comments 11    
Ideas on how to rebuild your fittings Layout?
This is probably the article 60% of actual ISA members are waiting for a long time, The artcile it self will have nothing since it is too complex to write a single article and provide maybe 10% of what top sailors world wide took at least 15 years of development with their coachs, builders, etc. To better restore/improve y  ...
     Posted on 29/09/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 7936 Comments 11    
 
Excessively Full Main with Mainsheet Two-Blocked at the Set Rake
Problem - I realized after the first race of the North Americans that my new Halsey main was fuller than my previous ones - and that using it in the usual manner and with the usual rig trim, I was slow (5-9-8-10 in the first four races). I recognized that this main (at the usual mast bend) was fuller than my previous mains with its dr  ...      Posted on 22/09/2005 by Stuart Walker, read by 1615 Comments 1    
Excessively Full Main with Mainsheet Two-Blocked at the Set Rake
Problem - I realized after the first race of the North Americans that my new Halsey main was fuller than my previous ones - and that using it in the usual manner a...
      Posted on 22/09/2005 by Stuart Walker, read by 1615 Comments 1    
Excessively Full Main with Mainsheet Two-Blocked at the Set Rake
Problem - I realized after the first race of the North Americans that my new Halsey main was fuller than my previous ones - and that using it in the usual manner and with the usual rig trim, I was slow (5-9-8-10 in the first four races). I recognized that this main (at the usual mast bend) was fuller than my previous mains with its dr  ...
     Posted on 22/09/2005 by Stuart Walker, read by 1615 Comments 1    
 
Thinking to travel and wants to bring your own sails?
This article are specially wrote to those who attend other events outside their areas and oftenly find themselves with a crazy question to solve, how to bring the sails? Shall I folder or rol the one? Is the plane capable to heve the rol? etc. After years travelling and mostly renting boats while doing this, I had to learn on how to deal  ...      Posted on 07/09/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 1274 Comments 1    
Thinking to travel and wants to bring your own sails?
This article are specially wrote to those who attend other events outside their areas and oftenly find themselves with a crazy question to solve, how to bring the sails? ...
      Posted on 07/09/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 1274 Comments 1    
Thinking to travel and wants to bring your own sails?
This article are specially wrote to those who attend other events outside their areas and oftenly find themselves with a crazy question to solve, how to bring the sails? Shall I folder or rol the one? Is the plane capable to heve the rol? etc. After years travelling and mostly renting boats while doing this, I had to learn on how to deal  ...
     Posted on 07/09/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 1274 Comments 1    
 
Mast Step UP basic procedure
Mast step up may vary from boat to boat, it is easier in modern boats, where schroud tracks (should be released) helps to maintain constant the schrouds tension while the step up process is going on. Old boats may difficult the process where schrouds might be too eased at the begining and then too tight or vice versa, specially if schourds atta  ...           Posted on 27/07/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 4006 Comments 0    
Mast Step UP basic procedure
Mast step up may vary from boat to boat, it is easier in modern boats, where schroud tracks (should be released) helps to maintain constant the schrouds tension while the...
           Posted on 27/07/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 4006 Comments 0    
Mast Step UP basic procedure
Mast step up may vary from boat to boat, it is easier in modern boats, where schroud tracks (should be released) helps to maintain constant the schrouds tension while the step up process is going on. Old boats may difficult the process where schrouds might be too eased at the begining and then too tight or vice versa, specially if schourds atta  ...
          Posted on 27/07/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 4006 Comments 0    
 
Need to setup a different boat not yours?
Commentary from Stu Walker

I have the annual problem of setting up my European boat (I can see the tears being shed in sympathy!) to match my American boat (after spending a year developing the speed of the latter). Those who acquire a new boat or charter a boat or are dissatisfied with the performance of their present boat may find my technique useful and I await your inp  ...      Posted on 19/04/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 1230 Comments 0    
Need to setup a different boat not yours?
Commentary from Stu Walker

I have the annual problem of setting up my European boat (I can see the tears being shed in sympathy!) to match my American boat (after spending a year developing the spe...
      Posted on 19/04/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 1230 Comments 0    
Need to setup a different boat not yours?
Commentary from Stu Walker

I have the annual problem of setting up my European boat (I can see the tears being shed in sympathy!) to match my American boat (after spending a year developing the speed of the latter). Those who acquire a new boat or charter a boat or are dissatisfied with the performance of their present boat may find my technique useful and I await your inp  ...
     Posted on 19/04/2005 by Matias Collins, read by 1230 Comments 0    
 

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