Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

Discussion in 'general sports' started by twentythreedom, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Been meaning to do this for ages - thread for sailing waffle and general boating nonsense (I know there are urbs living on canal boats / houseboats - all welcome and encouraged :))

    Anyway, to kick things off, today that nutty 75 year old asthmatic pensioner with a dodgy ticker, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, finished 3rd in class after 20 days at sea in the Route Du Rhum single-handed transatlantic yacht race, the fucking crazy old loon :D:thumbs::cool:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...n-knoxjohnston-claim-third-place-9877950.html

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  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    The mentalist Frenchman who won, in 7days 15hr, averaging 23knots (which is fucking incredible) was sailing this 40 metre trimaran alone (usually crewed by 12 or 15 people at a guess).

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  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

  4. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

  5. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Well worth a look :eek::eek:

     
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  6. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Does this mean you're going to take us poor urbs out on your yacht?
     
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  7. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Already have done, and will do again, you're more than welcome :) Boat's about to be lifted out for a month for repairs etc but I'll be organising something around February :cool:

    In the meantime check this out :eek::)

     
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  8. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    These International Moths are fucking nuts, they fly on foils on the rudder and centreboard. Foiling technology is spreading through sailing lots now. Americas Cup catamarans, these things and soon mono hulls like Open 60 offshore race boats (like the Hugo Boss boat in post #3^^)

     
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  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Hydroptère, featuring classic fucked-in-the-head crazy French yachtsmen, fucking amazing :cool: This thing will do motorway speeds :eek:

     
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  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Here's a bit about the AC72 cats and foiling technology. It's not really sailing as such anymore - these things have a wing, a stiff hinged wing like a plane so it can generate huge 'lift' and therefore speed (and therefore actual lift from the foils) Boeing designed the wing for the USA boat, and it was that that won it, aircraft technology not boat technology. Team USA was bankrolled to $500,000,000 by Oracle :eek:

     
  11. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Helicopter all over the shop landing on ship's deck in rough seas :eek::cool:

     
  12. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Mate of mine is on her way to Barbados sailing over from Europe, they plan on going off round the world :cool:

    Are you on FB twentythreedom? Can PM you their page
     
  13. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    i don't understand. don't these people have sofas to lounge upon??!
     
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  14. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    There are lots of photos on their page of them lounging about in various european bars so far, I'm expecting much Caribbean lounging too
     
  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Go on then :)
     
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  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    All these videos of boats crashing and sinking are there to encourage urbs to go sailing?
     
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  17. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    It's all to wobbly for me.
     
  18. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    *approves*

    :)
     
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  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    :thumbs:
     
  20. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    More Volvo Ocean Race madness:

     
  21. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Can I do this here?

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    Or is that far too tame? :thumbs:
     
  22. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    One of the best things about offshore sailing is dolphins :) Have seen it a few times, best was hundreds of miles from land crossing Biscay. Dolphin visits are always recorded in the ship's log :cool:

    Team SCA (all women crew in otherwise 100% male event) in the Volvo Ocean Race: :thumbs:

     
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  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Yes! That's exactly what the thread needs. I'm just posting random stuff to amuse myself really :) MOAR please :thumbs::cool:

    Boat looks fucking awesome btw :cool:
     
  24. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    See this sort of thing happen far too often :facepalm:

     
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  25. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Boat launches always scare the crap out of me :D
     
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  26. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Seen lots done like this

     
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  27. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

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  28. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Thanks, The Iron Duke, one of the first iron boats on the canal, built in the 1850s, used for steam cleaning locks on the Stratford Canal many moons ago.
     
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  29. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    This happened at my mate's sailing club on 'lifting-out day' :facepalm::eek:

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  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    This is a classic (not strictly a boat but lolz anyway :D)

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