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Status 580 and Status Slipstream
I am trying to establish a handicap for a Status 580. I believe that there is a difference in rig size and performance between the 580 and the slipstream. Phil Mannes from YV only has a cbh for a Slipstream and not a 580. Can anyone help with club handicaps, yardsticks or other information as I am keen to join in and sail with TYs. Kevin O'Neill
Kevin O'Neill18-Nov-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Hi Kevin,
I owned a Status 580 for three years, and when I first bought it I canvassed several clubs and associations trying to establish a yardstick without success. However my experience over the period racing against A variety of Ts's From various clubs that the boat proved to be Quite competitive off 116.5. Idon't offer as the definitive Y/s But it may serve as a starting point for you.The Status 580 is a lovely boat, and I have no doubt that you will a lot of pleasure from it.
Geronimo
Ray Earley25-Nov-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Thanks Ray. I hope to smarten up the status that I have just bought and then get it up to speed. Sailing with trailables is the way I want to go so finding a fair handicap is a priority. The next time I am in Yarrawonga I will try to look you up for a chat on the best set up for the status 580 and how to sail it fast. kev
Kevin O'Neill25-Nov-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Look forward to meeting you Kev, my old boat is actually back in our club now under new ownership having passed throgh two sets of hands in the meantime.
Cheers Ray
Ray Earley25-Nov-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Ray I look forward to catching up. In the meantime do you have any tips on how to set up the Status in different conditions? kev
Kevin O'Neill25-Nov-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Kev, Idon't rate myself any great shakes as a sailer, any skills I do have come from years of practice and studying the skippers that I raced against. If you are an inexperienced sailer, the best advice I can give you is to talk to and learn from the more experienced sailers that you come up against, but don't be afraid to experiment, try out your own ideas and learn from your mistakes, as someone who'se name I've forgotten once said, "The man who never made a mistake never made anything." One thing I have learned from a lifetime messing about in boats is that if you ever reach the point of thinking that you have it all down pat, you are over the hill.
Good luck with the boat Kev, working on them and getting them up to scratch is almost as much fun as the actual sailing.
Cheers Greonimo.
Ray Earley26-Nov-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
How did you go with Y/S for 580 and Slipstream, we are having an event for Status 580s on 22/23 Jan 2011, at Mannering Park (Lake Macquarie, NSW), and expect at least 1 Slipstream, so am interested in the result of your quest.
Darcy Wilson5-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Darcy

I haven't had any joy as yet. I will link up with Geelong Trailable Yacht club in the New Year, have as many races as I can in a short period and see what sort of performance figure comes up. In my mind the number 0.690 or 0.695 would seem to be a fair mark for the 580 in that the Slipstream with its extra weight in the swing keel and larger spinnaker has a figure of around 0.710.

Kev
Kevin O'Neill9-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Kev, the figures you are quoting are for CBH or class based handicap, whereas Yardstick is more commonly used these days. The figure of 0.710 equates to a Y/S of 113.0 and 0.695 equates to 115.5 thus I consider my figure of 116.5 to be about right.
Ray Earley11-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Ray

What formula are you applying to convert cbh to yardstick?

Kev
Kevin O'Neill11-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Hi Kev
The formula is from the Yachting Australia Blue Book. and is expressed as K/CBH where K is a constant determined each season, and currently is 80.30. CBH is of course, the figure for the boat that you are seeking to convert.
Ray Earley15-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 and Status Slipstream
Hi Ray
Phil Mannes of Yachting Victoria has sent me an email indicating that the CBH of Status 580 would be 0.690. This matches up with your yardstick figure and the "K" figure of 80.3.
Thanks for your good work. I look forward to having a sail at Yarrawonga as soon as I can organise some time. Kev
Kevin O'Neill26-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 

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