Just found this info sheet on a web site, thought id share it with you all as it contains a good bit of information and is also easy to read and understand.
Work with nature and try to pick wind shifts. Real sail trimming control
like true yachts!At first glance, sailing a yacht doesn't look so simple. The first mistake
is thinking that by filling the sail, the wind will provide the pushing power to
make the yacht travel fast. However a yacht sail actually acts like an aerofoil
that pulls the yacht along, while working with the keel in the water to create
forward energy. Of course there are cases of running 100% with the wind behind,
but usually this will not be the case. The same applies to R/C model yachts as
well. Just like a real yacht, the sail servo can trim the sail in and out
according to the angle of the wind for the optimum sail shape. Learning how to
read the wind is a real skill. Using a force that you can't see makes R/C yachts
all the more fascinating.
A nice looking afternoon, with the sunshine, albeit colder in temperature than the sun depicts.
A few of our club members attended at the Ski Club Site this afternoon, unfortunately, I was not present, catching up with home chores that need more pressing attention, so my boats and the picture taking had to be put on hold.
Canal News£300,000 invested in restoration of Staffordshire’s waterways this winterAs part of our annual programme of restoration and repairs to historic waterways across the country, we are undertaking essential maintenance works on Staffordshire’s canal network this winter.Hazelhurst Junction, Caldon Canal
This winter we are spending around £45 million on essential repair and restoration works and routine maintenance to our canals and rivers”
Richard Parry, chief executuve
We will be investing £300,000 in projects to painstakingly repair historic canal walls, locks and bridges as well as installing new lock gates at certain locks. The works will be taking place betwe…