• Lågbudgetsatsning

    Veckans läsartips. Eller nåt 😃

    Kan man segla billigare?

    SM 2019 går i Båstad.

    Båten är “beslagtaget gods” och ska förstöras. Så en hugad spekulant kan inte få med sig hela båten, möjligen delar. Normalt tar man inte emot båtar, men här har man gjort ett undantag.

    Den finns på LG Bildemontering i Agnesberg.

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  • Marstrand Big Boat 2019 | Super Sunday

    These are the boats you need to beat Sunday: FarEast 28R happyyachting.com (Pär Svärson) in the sport boat class, J/111 Blur (Peter Gustafsson) in the small class and X-41 Kwanza (Sten Haeger) in the big class. Thanks to Pol Roger för the daily first champagne.

    All results here.

    We hope you all enjoyed both the sailing and the party at Havshotellet. And that you’ll be fit-for-fight tomorrow… 8-10 knots of wind will provide new challenges.

    Official Notice Board.
    Facebook.

    As usual, we’ll run RaceQs tracking. It’s online here +
    instructions (PDF).

    AGENDA
    07.30-09.00 Breakfast at Havshotellet
    09.00 Skippers Meeting Havshotellet
    10.30First start
    Race 1 10.30-11.45 approx
    Race 2 12.15-13.30 approx
    Race 3 14.00-15.15 approx
    – Finish at Strandverket
    – No start after 16.00
    Prize giving at the docks asap.

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  • Marstrand Big Boat 2019 | get ready for Saturday

    Welcome to Marstrand!

    We hope you had a fantastic Friday; if you participated in North Sails clinic, did the tune-up, raced the Pol Roger Challenge from Skagen or just chilled on Marstrand and showed up for the after sail at Liros.

    Saturday looks promising. 20 knots on the Marstrand fjord can be epic. And hard to master.

    All results will show up here.

    Official Notice Board.
    Facebook.

    As usual, we’ll run RaceQs tracking. It’s online here +
    instructions (PDF).

    AGENDA
    07.30-09.00 Breakfast at Havshotellet (if you pre-registered)
    08.00-09.00 Registration open
    09.00 Skippers Meeting Havshotellet
    10.30 First start
    Race 1 10.30-11.45 approx
    Race 2 12.15-13.30 approx
    Race 3 14.00-15.15 approx
    – finish at Strandverket (maybe)
    Dock Party

    18.00-19.00 Drinks & regatta party at Havshotellet

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  • Inget Skagen Race

    Vi hade ju planerat att nattsegla upp till Åsgårdsstrand tisdag natt för att köra Skagen Race.

    Men när prognosen för själva racet såg för djävlig ut (just nu verkar minst 200 av 270 båtar brutit, resultatlistan är väldigt tunn) och vi på vägen upp hade 14 m/s med 18 i byarna, så avbröt vi vid 01:00 och gick in på Käringön.

    Aldrig kul att avbryta, men nu lägger vi fokus på Big Boat i stället.

    Vår serie är ju lite spretig, med tre klassegrar och en DNF och en DNC 😃

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  • Offshore Film Festival 2019

    Kan vara värt att spana in!

    Hur många kände igen sig i den första sekvensen ☑️

    The Offshore Film Festival is bringing the ocean into cities by screening the world’s best surfing, sailing and diving films. The 3rd edition of the Offshore Film Festival will kick off on June 4th, touring the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. A mix of adventure and exploration that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

    – Oslo, June 10th,
    – Gothenburg, June 11th,
    – Copenhagen, June 12th,
    – Stockholm, June 13th.

    All info här.

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  • Marstrand Big Boat 2019 | praktisk info

    Här finns lite praktisk information inför helgens race i Marstrand.

    Notice of Race v1.0 2019
    Sailing Instructions v1.0 2019
    Docking plan v2.0 2019

    Sport Boat
    J/88 J88.se, Jonas Dyberg
    Archambault Grand Surprise Rebellion, Carl Fjällman
    Far East 28R Röde Orm, Göran Wiking
    Far East 28R GKSS Racing Team, Albin Boman
    Far East 28R Drake, Andreas Emmoth
    Far East 28R Nemo R, Hans Broman
    Far East 28R SAM ’76, Mats Runström
    Far East 28R Take Off Too, Jörgen Wennberg
    Far East 28R happyyachting.com, Pär Svärdson
    Far East 28R Vinda, Martin Alvefjord
    Far East 28R CLC Housing, Marcus H:son Lindfors
    Far East 28R Westeros, Olle Langenius
    Cheetah 30 Cheetah, Mikael Vesala

    Small Class
    X372 masthead Marius X, Charles Jobson
    Xp 33 Coquette IV, Anders Kuikka
    Tarac 33 Silvia, Jonas Liljeström
    X-332 , Bosse Bergqvist
    X-332 X3M, Bertil Rohlén
    Dominant 105 Lady Godiva, Anders Dahlsjö
    First 36.7 Lucky Lady II, Morten Lycke
    First 36.7 Tempo, Rune Pedersen
    First 36.7 Surfer Girl, Tomas Wängberg
    Dehler 36sq Esquire, Krister Ahlqvist
    Swedestar 370 Stella, Stefan Möller
    J/109 Jubel, Jon Holm
    First 35 Nausicaa, Carl Turén
    Dehler 38 Dehlight, Robert Trolled
    Arcona 340 Vanadis, Anders Brunström
    Elan 380 Anya, Lars-Gunnar Gydemo
    SunFast 3600 La Primera, Peter Lundgren
    X-35 OD Xarabi, Amund Høsøien
    X-35 Firefly, Johan Lindell
    FinnFlyer 36 Zlatan, Lars Wikander
    Bavaria 38 match Draklunne, Mattias Wilson
    Arcona 380 Team UK, Anders Nordström
    Xp 38 Soldier Blue, Lars Ive
    Xp 38 BlueS, Hans Johansson
    Farr 30 Cheyenne, Anders Helmrich
    Farr 30 Onecorner, Göran Frick
    Farr 30 Farrgo, Sebastian Glansk
    Farr 30 Pakalolo, Marius Andersen
    Farr 30 Farrari, Lars Aarum
    Farr 30 Evo Granville Express, Birger Lie
    Farr 30 Letto di Pletto, Lars Engvall
    Seaquest 36 milliways, Andreas Brunvoll
    J/111 Blur, Peter Gustafsson
    J/111 Dacapo, Jørgen G Heje

    Big Class
    Sinergia 40 Sons of Hurrycanes, Jon Sverre Høiden
    IMX 40 Gertrud, Hans Ristner
    First 40 La Veuve Noire, Pär Larsson
    First 40 Karukera, Ola Sandell
    Match 42 One Off Frers Design Intermezzo, Moritz Dammann
    X4³ Mustang, Lars Walker
    Dehler 41 GALANT, Jan Strömbeck
    X-41 Kwanza, Sten Haeger
    X-41 Gottix, Gustav Gotteberg
    Grand Soleil 43 FeOs, Tue Andersen
    Xp 44 X-Day, Lars Hückstädt/Walter Watermann
    Xp 44 Quinta, Anders Bogason
    Xp 44 TOO Bonita, Knut G Heje
    Club Swan 42 Sirena, Peter Buhl
    Landmark 43 White Shadow, Torkjel Valland
    Landmark 43 Santa, Calle Andersen
    Swan 45 OD Zorro, Thomas Robberstad
    Elliott 44 CR Matador, Jonas Grander
    Club Swan 50 Proxflyer, Jan Muren
    Ängermark 55 Progressiva, Roger Edin

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  • SeaPilot 2 Star – fågelskydd

    Dagens läsarfråga för er som följer Seapilot 2 Star:

    Tjena, många båtar i fågelskyddsområde vid grässkär.
    Tänker protestera.
    Vilken regel är mest tillämplig?

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  • Model Accuracy – vilken GRIB är bäst?

    När man seglar längre race på havet, så blir det ju viktigt att kunna analysera vädret på rätt sött.

    Vi har ju fått massor av verktyg de senaste åren, och tillgången till bra väderinformation ökar hela tiden. Och routing-funktionalitet finns inte bara i avancerade program som Adrena eller Expedition, utan i många appar och nya plotters.

    Men tillgång till data leder inte automatiskt till bättre beslut… Det vet alla vi som har tittat på en färgglad animation av ett vädersystem som inte alls stämmer med verkligheten.

    Och det blir inte lättare när man har 3-4 högupplösta GRIB-filer.

    Men väder är också något som lämpar sig otroligt bra för moderna analys-metoder. Många datapunkter och bra möljlighet att jämföra med verkligt utfall.

    Det är just detta som Model Accuracy försöker göra: jämföra GRIB-filer från olika källor för att avgöra vilken som stämmer bäst med verkligheten. Detta har man ju gjort manuellt genom att följa vädret veckan innan race, men nu kan man få statistikhjälp i detta arbete.

    Jag roade mig med att ladda ner några vädermodeller i fredags och låta Expedition logga verkkligt väder i Långedrag från fredag 15:14 till lördag samma tid.


    Här ser man faktiskt barometertryck (den översta linjen) och de olika modellerna. Ingen större skillnad. Även om ingen har fångat fenomenet på lördagen…

    Här är TWD (vindriktning).

    Här ser man att både den tyska ICON-modellen (orange) och den Franska Arpege (lila) fångar upp denm längre rörelsen. Alla är bra de första 6 timmarna, men sedan diffar detr ganska mycket. Värt att notera är skillnaden på de två bästa modellerna på 9-16 grader. Kan bero på hur de hangterar landeffekter, men det kan också vara ett generellt fel som man skulle kunna kompensera för i en routing.

    Samma sak med TWS (vindstyrka). Här är båda franbsmännen (lila) och HIRLAM (grå) bra med i matchen.

    Nedan den info man får från analysen. Man kan ju diskuera värdet av att poängsätta olika modeller, men jag tycker man får bra insikt i vad som skiljer dem åt. Och som vanligt så behöver man ju lägga en del jobb för att sånt här skall bli bra, men jag kan definitiuvt se detta som ett värdefullt verktyg framöver.

    ALL_GRIBS mode
    Analysis start: 2019/05/24 15:14 Analysis end: 2019/05/25 15:14 Granularity: 00:01:00

    GC_FMI_HIRLAM_2: Earliest GRIB step used:
    Races\test2\MAData\GribCSVFiles\GC_FMI_HIRLAM_2\GC_FMI_HIRLAM_2_20190524_1200_003
    Updates 01:00 to 01:00 hh:mm apart. GRIB data point resolution 2.2 to 4.1 nm apart.
    TWS: Trend correlation 75%, RMS error 3.2, Average error 1.3 knots below log data. Calibrate +1.3 knots.
    TWD: Trend correlation 36%, RMS error 38.4, Average error 6.9 degrees right of log data. Calibrate -6.9 degrees.
    BAR: Trend correlation 97%, RMS error 1.6, Average error 1.5 bar below log data. Calibrate +1.5 bar.
    MA error : 3.89

    GC_GCWF_2: Earliest GRIB step used:
    Races\test2\MAData\GribCSVFiles\GC_GCWF_2\GC_GCWF_2_20190524_0600_009
    Updates 01:00 to 01:00 hh:mm apart. GRIB data point resolution 3.2 to 6.0 nm apart.
    TWS: Trend correlation 72%, RMS error 3.2, Average error 1.4 knots below log data. Calibrate +1.4 knots.
    TWD: Trend correlation 32%, RMS error 38.7, Average error 9.0 degrees right of log data. Calibrate -9.0 degrees.
    BAR: Trend correlation 95%, RMS error 2.3, Average error 2.3 bar below log data. Calibrate +2.3 bar.
    MA error : 3.86

    GC_GFS_2: Earliest GRIB step used:
    Races\test2\MAData\GribCSVFiles\GC_GFS_2\GC_GFS_2_20190524_0600_009
    Updates 01:00 to 01:00 hh:mm apart. GRIB data point resolution 7.9 to 15.0 nm apart.
    TWS: Trend correlation None, RMS error 12.9, Average error 12.2 knots below log data. Calibrate +12.2 knots.
    TWD: Trend correlation None, RMS error 117.1, Average error 66.0 degrees right of log data. Calibrate -66.0 degrees.
    BAR: Trend correlation 92%, RMS error 3.2, Average error 3.2 bar below log data. Calibrate +3.2 bar.
    MA error : 21.26

    GC_ICON_EU_2: Earliest GRIB step used:
    Races\test2\MAData\GribCSVFiles\GC_ICON_EU_2\GC_ICON_EU_2_20190524_1200_003
    Updates 01:00 to 01:00 hh:mm apart. GRIB data point resolution 2.0 to 3.8 nm apart.
    TWS: Trend correlation 57%, RMS error 5.5, Average error 4.2 knots below log data. Calibrate +4.2 knots.
    TWD: Trend correlation 76%, RMS error 27.3, Average error 9.0 degrees right of log data. Calibrate -9.0 degrees.
    BAR: Trend correlation 98%, RMS error 1.6, Average error 1.5 bar below log data. Calibrate +1.5 bar.
    MA error : 6.36

    GC_M…T…O-FRANCE_9: Earliest GRIB step used:
    Races\test2\MAData\GribCSVFiles\GC_M…T…O-FRANCE_9\GC_M…T…O-FRANCE_9_20190524_0000_015
    Updates 01:00 to 01:00 hh:mm apart. GRIB data point resolution 3.2 to 6.0 nm apart.
    TWS: Trend correlation 80%, RMS error 2.9, Average error 0.2 knots above log data. Calibrate -0.2 knots.
    TWD: Trend correlation 72%, RMS error 34.2, Average error 15.7 degrees right of log data. Calibrate -15.7 degrees.
    BAR: Trend correlation 98%, RMS error 2.2, Average error 2.1 bar below log data. Calibrate +2.1 bar.
    MA error : 3.49

    YR_SKAGGERAK_WEATHER_2: Earliest GRIB step used:
    Races\test2\MAData\GribCSVFiles\YR_SKAGGERAK_WEATHER_2\YR_SKAGGERAK_WEATHER_2_20190524_1200_003
    Updates 01:00 to 01:00 hh:mm apart. GRIB data point resolution 1.6 to 3.0 nm apart.
    TWS: Trend correlation 62%, RMS error 6.3, Average error 5.3 knots below log data. Calibrate +5.3 knots.
    TWD: Trend correlation 20%, RMS error 50.7, Average error 7.6 degrees left of log data. Calibrate +7.6 degrees.
    BAR: Trend correlation 97%, RMS error 2.3, Average error 2.3 bar below log data. Calibrate +2.3 bar.
    MA error : 8.12

    ModelAccuracy recommends GC_M…T…O-FRANCE_9, with a Model Accuracy Error of 3.49

    Analysis settings:
    Log data source EXPEDITION
    Raw log directory C:\Users\peter\Dropbox\Blur Expedition Data\Model A\Logs
    Raw GRIB directory C:\Users\peter\Dropbox\Blur Expedition Data\Model A\Gribs
    Wind direction type True
    Masthead height 18.0m
    Data smoothing window 60s
    Analysis mode ALL_GRIBS
    Analysis start time 2019/05/24 15:14
    Analysis window size 24:00 hh:mm
    Analysis end time 2019/05/25 15:14
    Analysis granularity 60s

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  • Henri Lloyd – Old Brand – Brand New

    Sjukt kul att Henri Lloyd ny-lanseras med bas i Sverige.

    Och att Marstrand Big Boat Race är det första event där vi kommer att få se nya serien på riktigt.

    Henri Lloyd is one of just a handful of true British heritage brands. Through relentless innovation the brand became famous in supplying protective clothing to the early
    pioneers of global circumnavigation. Right now, Henri Lloyd is going through another revolutionary phase of its incredible history:

    We are in the midst of an exciting process where we are re-positioning the Henri Lloyd brand for the future. There are a number of key principles that we strongly believe in and will follow in order that we position the brand concept to be highly successful in the contemporary retail setting, whilst respecting the great things that have gone before.

    As part of the development of the brand a new clean logo will be introduced that symbolises a return to the brands heritage, whilst also representing a fresh start for the journey ahead.

    Chairman and controlling shareholder Hans Eckerström explains;

    Firstly, we have looked deeply and respectfully into the history of our brand – the aim has been to reconnect with our heritage and focus on striving to produce the best sailing gear in the world.
    Importantly we believe that there is a significant opportunity for the brand to thrive in the wider market through the development of our apparel range. In order to achieve our full potential, we must again position the Henri Lloyd name as being highly exclusive and we will always be very selective about where the product can be bought and which brands it sits alongside.

    We fully recognise that the retail landscape has changed and will continue to change therefore we will ensure that Henri Lloyd is seen where our customers are, both digitally and physically.”

    CEO Magnus Liljeblad continues: “We are proud to say that we will be a digital first company. Equally we passionately believe in building deep relationships with selected retailers in order that we can build mutually profitable business together. Our new technology platform will also allow us to collaborate in unique and ground breaking ways with our retail partners.

    In order that we can position Henri Lloyd exclusively we will not compete on price as a main selling point and as such our distribution channels and pricing will reflect this. In practical terms this means we estimate that we will be dealing with 80% less retailers than in the past and so allow us to focus 100% on selected key relationships, which we believe will be critical to success.

    It is without doubt an exciting time for all concerned with the brand and it is important that we move forward ensuring we are true to our values. Henri Lloyd has always had a conscience and we will build further on this, it is our pledge that whilst we grow we will strive for sustainability and engage ourselves for a better world. This is a theme that we will build upon and talk more about the future.”

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  • Tjugo IC37 på linjen om en vecka

    Imponerande projekt. Och ett modernt sätt att tänka kring mixade besättningar (klassregler) och olika sätt att hålla nere kostnaderna.

    Hade man bott i Newport hade man haft en sån här!

    FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY: THE MELGES IC37 CLASS

    ZENDA, Wis. (May 21, 2019) — The Melges IC37 Class has transformed from concept to reality. On Friday, May 31, 20 boats will converge on the starting line for the very first time.

    The fleet of 20 New York Yacht Club (NYYC) owned boats has left the two factories, Westerly Marine and FIBRE Mechanics. Now that the initial fleet has been delivered, the builders are now working to construct the privately-owned boats, purchased around the world.

    “We are proud of the build quality, the design, and the equipment chosen for this project,” says International Melges IC37 Class President Phil Lotz, “but more importantly, we are proud to bring a visionary concept forward in the sailing world, creating more joy in the sport through a strong class that simplifies sailing and limits the arms race.”

    The Melges IC37 Class features strict class rules designed to enrich the sailing experience for Corinthian sailors around the world. The rules require coed amateur crews, limit teams to a single set of one-design sails, provide incentives for youth participation, eliminate costly masthead wind instruments, restrict private regatta coaching and mandate a simple tuning matrix managed solely by mast step shims.

    The inaugural year of IC37 one-design racing will feature one-design competition at seven regattas in Newport, R.I. followed by a winter series in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The 20-boat fleet of NYYC boats, chartered to members, will line up for the first time during the first weekend in June. It will be a rewarding sight for all involved in the class development and a heartening spectacle for everyone who appreciates big boat one-design competition. Learning will be a priority this summer. Teams are just starting to become fully formed, and the focus will be on refining skills, tactics, boat handling, and maneuvers. But the strict one-design nature of the class should help each team quickly conquer the learning curve associated with any new boat.

    The training weekends with class-sponsored North Sails coaching will be followed by the Leukemia Cup, the NYYC 165th Annual Regatta, the NYYC One-Design Regatta, the Sail Newport Regatta, and the Queen’s Cup. The two highlights of the season certainly will be the Melges IC37 East Coast Championship July 15 to 20, held during the NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta, and the inaugural Melges IC37 U.S. National Championship, September 27 to 29.

    The Melges IC37 Class will set up shop in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the winter. The Lauderdale Yacht Club will host the Melges IC37 Winter Series, comprised of three regattas in November, February, and March.

    While the Melges IC37 Class has yet to hold an official class competition, it has become evident that all the project partners have created something profoundly important for the sport. For both men and women. For young and not so young. For boat owners and crews alike. The Melges IC37 Class was created for sailors who race for the love and joy of the sport. It was created to make possible what many sailors seek: the opportunity to test their preparation, skill, and teamwork on the most level playing field available.

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