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by Nick Penfold
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Selection: What About The Format?
Replies: 1
Views: 845

The format for this year's selection was new: one weekend, three races: one of two runs, and two of one run each - the idea being to recreate something like the 'feel' and pressure of a major event.
What did you think of it? Did it work? Was it 'fair'?
by Nick Penfold
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Selection
Replies: 49
Views: 7719

I think John is right: there is no specific rule that says the section judge must record the highest penalty. But it is usual (UK) practice, the assumption being that a dodgy decision will be protested. This might seem biased, but so are protests - have you ever protested to get a penalty put on, r...
by Nick Penfold
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Board is back again... - Now upgraded to MySQL too
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Sorry, just testing the log-in process. Can you delete this please, Steve?
by Nick Penfold
Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Llangollen races and Dee access - Constructive comments
Replies: 43
Views: 9404

Mark: I don't know, but it isn't their website

Steve: I know that the slaloms and some Dee tours were offered, and that the offer was "less than we've traditionally had" but I don't know the rest. If you do, tell us!
by Nick Penfold
Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Llangollen races and Dee access - Constructive comments
Replies: 43
Views: 9404

Ed
I don't know the details but I think you'll find the regular tours were also part of what was on offer.
Can anyone tell us what the offer actually was?
by Nick Penfold
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Llangollen races and Dee access - Constructive comments
Replies: 43
Views: 9404

I don't see it, Steve. Llangollen isn't the fishing lobby. The people who'll lose income are not the people who can offer access. Taking this "stand" is just throwing the toys out of the pram. Town Falls is the one showcase event where spectacular canoeing takes place in the heart of a tourist town ...
by Nick Penfold
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Short Boats
Replies: 113
Views: 18767

It will probably depend on the course and the paddler's weight and size, but my money is on 3.6 to 3.7m. Shorter than that, and you start to lose boat speed - which is as important as quick turning unless you drift your slaloms. Know this formula? Max displacement speed (knots) = 1.4 x square root o...