24/10/2013 at 8:34 am #2522
Is there a section for results on the new website, its under fixtures on the old one, but I cant find any on the new one. Am I just missing it?
24/10/2013 at 8:58 am #2523
I cant find a copy of the Class Rules in the members section on the website either.
24/10/2013 at 11:54 am #2526Mike SeniorParticipant
I have added the class rules to the members library. Thanks for spotting this. We are still going through the process of transferring some things over, so if you do spot anything please continue to post on the forum.
Ref: Results – I could simply copy the results bit from the old website, but have thoughts to provide something cooler. The original results archive on the old website was a manual page, meaning they had to be individually loaded and linked to that website which relied on someone to do it, which inevitably means the archive will never include all results. I actually didn’t realise that page existed on the old site until your post!! However, we have been discussing about a better way to archive results when an event report is loaded and I am exploring how easy it would be convert all future results into a pdf file when received in html or sailwave format and then categorising those attachments as “results”. This will allow us to create a results archive which will automatically pick up these pdf files and display them in a user friendly way without anyone doing any more work than what an event report requires.
I will pop up a news article to alert everyone when this is live. In the meantime I will look at simply copying the results from the old website and displaying in a similar format.
25/10/2013 at 5:34 am #2528
While on the subject of the Rule Book I think it would be a good idea to upgrade it to reflect the present status of the new boats that are now with us e.g. Fittings(jib cuninghams etc).Weights and position of weights(7kg rule is now obsolete)Is it possible to make the hull as light as possible and just fill the boat up with lead?.Maybe the Sailcloth rule also has to be amended due to the word “woven”.I am sure there are other issues in the Rule Book that need to be addressed due to the ongoing modernisation of the fleet and the need to keep up with new trends and developments.
25/10/2013 at 5:37 am #2529
I forgot to say that I think the new web site is very good”Well done” to all involved
25/10/2013 at 10:14 am #2530Mike SeniorParticipant
Hi Duncan, complete agree, however I think a separate topic is the place to discuss this. I personally think the whole rule book needs updating and maybe even converting to the ISAF format, but I appreciate that would involve a lot of work so not to be undertaken lightly by the technical committee. The biggest change I would lobby for is to completely remove the permitted fitting rule and replace it with an exclusion list instead.
25/10/2013 at 10:55 am #2531
Hi Mike,I agree that this line should have been a separate topic but only realised the format after clicking.Is there a way to repost or I can re write the thread as a new topic if need be.As for your reply ,I would wholeheartedly agree with your answer.It is feasible that problems could occur with the rules as they stand at the moment.I would also not like to see the progress of the boat stunted due to out of date rules.
26/10/2013 at 9:27 pm #2535Duncan GreenhalghParticipant
Thank you Duncan and Mike for highlighting the issue with the rules as posted on the web. There are a few items out of date and we are doing our best to update any docs when highlighted, so plese continue to post here alternatively drop me or Hugh Brazier an email and we’ll do our best to make the necessary changes.
As far as the class rules are concerned we are indeed working with ISAF to reformat them and Technical Committee have the unenviable job of correcting some anomolies. This will not be an over-night project please bear with us as we undertake this complicated task.
Let me or any member of the Technical Committee know if you have any suggested changes either to how the rules are pressented or potential ammendemnts that will keep the GP modern and up to date yet most important retain the principal of the class.
27/10/2013 at 8:56 pm #2540
Thanks Mike, your idea about the results sounds a great way of keeping them up to date.
28/10/2013 at 1:42 pm #2541neal_gibsonParticipant
if the rules are being updated could we alter the way sails are measured to the current ISAF method of measuring?
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