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by JimW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yat technical question
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Yat technical question

Your problem with rope and cord is that it is generally rated by minimum guaranteed breaking load (un knotted), an individual sample could have an actual breaking load much greater than that, at least when new and before degraded by UV and possibly water (nylon for example has a relatively high wate...
by JimW
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Lee Valley Div 1
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Lee Valley Div 1

We pretty much always have flying boats and chairs at Pinkston, it was already on Chris' Baillie's RA before I took over the div 2! :D We don't need a storm, we just have a surprisingly exposed site. The garden/judging chairs usually sink slowly enough that paddlers can recover them for us, and we u...
by JimW
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Non quorat classes and paddle ups
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: Non quorat classes and paddle ups

I don't think K1W and C1W should as a general rule be compared to mens classes. If you did a statistical analysis of the results over the last 5 years, you would find that the variance in women classes v mens classes depends on the length and difficulty of the course. This is why I think some kind ...
by JimW
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Non quorat classes and paddle ups
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: Non quorat classes and paddle ups

Best situation would be to award points based on comparison with largest class for all other classes. Modifiers should be retained, but either reviewed annually, or by on the fly normalisation of the results for all other classes assuming the winner of each deserves top points. The latter would make...
by JimW
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Start countdown clock
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Start countdown clock

I'd missed the 15m cable, was thinking the starter would have to be next to it to reset... Perfect then!
by JimW
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hexham Slalom Location?
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Hexham Slalom Location?

I suspect the confusion is that Hexham CC run the races at Wark. I'm sure there used to be some gates at Hexham between Tyne green and the island (main river is too wide), but it is very flat and would only suit div 4 and maybe 3. I'm thinking of early-90's, I wouldn't have paid them much attention ...
by JimW
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Start countdown clock
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Start countdown clock

That's a great thing to do, now I won't have the starter accidentally yelling into the headset at Washburn! And they will have less of a sore throat. Thanks! I think you are still going to have the starter shouting at Washburn, it is difficult for anyone but especially C1s to sit in the start eddy ...
by JimW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Pan-Celtic Designation!
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Pan-Celtic Designation!

I'm sure you would be welcome to join us Jerry!
by JimW
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Thanks again Peter.
Jim
by JimW
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Thanks Peter, What about levies, are the percentages staying the same or is the amount staying the same (+inflation)?

Jim
by JimW
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

I wasn't at the ACM but have already received chasers to finalise my calendar entry, so can someone tell me which way this went so I can decide whether we need to charge an enhanced entry fee?
by JimW
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Not exactly in line with the proposal/thread, but we seem to have a problem attracting numbers to the Canadian classes, currently we have C2's paying half the normal entry fee, but I reckon if we had more C1's we would naturally get more C2s, so why not base the entry fee on the number of paddle bla...
by JimW
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

So does fewer events mean each event gets more entries? I don't think so. At lower divisions particularly 3/4 paddlers want "local" competitions. At Div 2 they will travel further but even then other things come into play. But - others disagree with me. It's hard to prove either way. Most div 3 and...
by JimW
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups
Replies: 19
Views: 2243

Re: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

It's up to paddlers with their coaches and or parents to decide if they are capable of paddling a particular course/water - in their own division or as a paddle up or official. This is pretty much what my risk assessments say. The venue and course will be suitable for the host division so all ranke...
by JimW
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.5 Junior Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: 6.5 Junior Equipment

I'd say the weight was one of the important dimensions for kids. There are a lot of kids (J12 and above) paddling boats that meet the length and breadth dimensions but were built to the old 8kg rule...