2207[bolger] Re: FS vs. LS (was modern Light Scooner)
- Mar 12, 2000BO>> BO>The folding schooner is suppose to be faster than the light schooner.
BO>> BO>Chuck C.
BO>> Actually, I'd debate that. In terms of hull speed, of course,it has to
BO>> Tim & Flying Tadpole
OK, having recovered from the ravages of races:
CBH = Class-Based Handicap. You multiply the elapsed (race) time to get
the corrected (handicap included) time. (Yachting SA, AYF, ISAF)
Light Schooner CBH 0.655
Gloucester Schooner CBH 0.695
If both took 4 hours for a race, LS's corrected time would be 157.2 mins
Gloucester (folding) schooners would be 166.8 mins
and LS would win on h/cap as slower boat.
So I guess it's official, FS is faster. See next post from me....
To confuse the issue totally, however, the Goolwa Regatta Club has
shunted the LS in with cruising boats and the FS in with racing
dinghies, labelled Bolger 30, with a yardstick of 0.999 which is not
the same as the CBH although it's applied to elapsed time in the same
manner. Attempting comparison, the Bosun Dinghy used by Sea Scouts
worldwide has a benchmark of 0.667 (slower than the proverbial), a
Drascombe Lugger 0.550, Flying Dutchman 1.053, 18 ft skiff (Grand Prix
Says something for the fear of Bolger schooners now instilled in the
conventional boat world, doesn't it? ;-)
Tim & FLying Tadpole
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