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by JimW
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request

I ended up wearing lots of different hats at the weekend. I was one of the people the course designer spoke to and whilst I didn't check the yearbook myself at the time I agreed with his view that changing the course would have made it significantly more difficult, and that it was already about as s...
by JimW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Repair Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Repair Kit

Gaffer tape/ Duck tape / Gorilla tape - depending on where you get, it is all much the same. The only one which really stands out as different is the duck outdoor tape which doesn't disintegrate from long term UV exposure, but any brand or cheaper duck tape will be fine for temporary repairs. Proper...
by JimW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cross Discipline Co-operation
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Cross Discipline Co-operation

It all worked perfectly, the only bit that failed was a macro I wrote to create a second run start list in reverse order of first run finishes. Worked brilliantly in testing at 4am, failed dismally to open the .csv files at 7:30pm with operator kneeling in wet kit (to avoid getting a seat wet) endin...
by JimW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cross Discipline Co-operation
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Cross Discipline Co-operation

I would like to properly thank Dave Spencer and Duncan Berriman for helping us out last week modiying simply slalom and the remote results display program so that we could use them to display live results without penalties which enabled us to run a Wild Water Racing sprint race live on BBC Scotland'...
by JimW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 5
Views: 676

C1 Disaster Imminent?

It is fair to say that my own performance in C1 this year has been absolutely appalling, partly down to not training in my slalom C1 (quite a lot of training in WWR C1) but partly due to other factors I can't even put my finger on. I am clearly not paddling anywhere near as well as I did last year, ...
by JimW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 3369

Re: Vets' Points

It’s Vets. I’m sure you will think of something else to debate Well, there is always the suggestion of the time-out eddy, where vets can break out and pause the clock for a bit before carrying on :D The main contention with this idea is whether we should be served tea, coffee or G&T whilst in the t...
by JimW
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Online Entries and the Sponsor Field - opinions please.
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Online Entries and the Sponsor Field - opinions please.

There are different aspects to this. Actual sponsor information that should be associated with a paddler all season (or from the time a deal is organised) needs to be consistent, and therefore should not be ultimately down to indivisual interpretation. For this I still think having such input modera...
by JimW
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 3369

Re: Vets' Points

The problem is that by allowing all fruit to race in any basket we are trying to compare apples and oranges in ranking, which doesn't work. Vets can enter races for any division, but perhaps should be ranked by division? The data must be in the ranking database already, just needs a different method...
by JimW
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Tweaks for online entries?
Replies: 37
Views: 3291

Re: Tweaks for online entries?

I have never tried to enter div 4 myself, but one family at the weekend reported that they had failed to work out how to enter div 4 online because the first thing they needed to select was their ranking, which they don't have. Any chance you could have a look at the route div 4's need to take throu...
by JimW
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Online Entries and the Sponsor Field - opinions please.
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Online Entries and the Sponsor Field - opinions please.

Nick Penfold wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:47 pm
You could set up a link in the entry form to send me a request to add a second club or sponsor.
If Nick is happy to take on such requests, that would appear to be the ideal solution in terms of getting consistent info where it is needed...
by JimW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 3369

Re: Vets' Points

Prem event: Not enough data. Any ideas? Not enough of us doing them, is it just Bob, Joel and I? I'm not too bothered since in speed terms I am not in the mix for div 1 or prem, simply enjoying the courses. Joel however did make a semi-final at the British open in C1, for which he earned less point...
by JimW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fairnilee div 2/3/4 22/23 June
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Fairnilee div 2/3/4 22/23 June

Big thank you to everyone who helped out over or before the weekend, especially Jim McPherson from Leithen Water Paddlers, who set up Tutti and the PA whilst my unfortunately reduced team (unavoidable work commitments) struggled to erect the course before paddlers arrived to practise it, and Jock yo...
by JimW
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fairnilee div 2/3/4 22/23 June
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Fairnilee div 2/3/4 22/23 June

A few things to note relating to the competition this weekend: - There is no internet at Fairnilee and we will be there from Thursday to set up, therefore we have to close online and postal entries on Tuesday. Please don't panic though, we have plenty of space for on the day entries in all divisions...
by JimW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic
Replies: 26
Views: 2274

Re: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic

SInce it is the 'British' Open, should it not move around the home nations year on year anyway? If it is always at LV surely it is the English Open? If the British open were to move around, would it be best to include PCC in the British Open, or would it be better to have it moving around as a separ...
by JimW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Officials Entries
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Officials Entries

It is a bit of a headache, email the organiser as early as possible to find out how they want to handle this situation. I once entered Tully as official in both K1 and C1 in order to race as a PCC veteran (having asked the organiser what to do), but the timing team found that challenging. Also speak...