Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

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

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Yachts often motorsail, especially upwind, the sail gives a bit of extra power and stability (less rolling) if conditions aren't ideal for pure wind power to get you where you're going.

    As the old saying goes - "gentlemen don't sail to windward" :thumbs:
     
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  2. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Fantastic that. The two women skippers in first and second :thumbs:

    I went to the finish in London last edition, was pretty cool :cool:
     
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  4. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    RIP Tony Bullimore, he of upturned yacht in Southern Ocean fame.

    Also an all-round top bloke, breaking down racial barriers in the 60's and 70's, club owner hosting Bob Marley and so on.

    Respect :thumbs:
     
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  5. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Absolutely. Was by all accounts a lovely man. Had a few good stories to tell :cool:

    The survival in and rescue from the upturned Exide Challenger in the Southern Ocean is the stuff of legend.

    RIP
     
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  6. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Latest IMOCA 60 launched - next level shit, it hardly touches the water when power reaching :cool:



    2 reefs in the main, J2 headsail, daylight under the hull in 20kts breeze :eek::cool:

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  7. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words



    Thought this was a good little film.
     
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  8. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Route Du Rhum single-handed race from St Malo to Guadeloupe is happening now

    Check this shit out :cool:

     
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  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Alex Thomson fell asleep, crashed into an island, had to use engine (forbidden) to get off rocks and in safe water. Finished race with hull and rigging damage but wasn't sinking. Continued under sail, crossed the line first in class.

    1st in IMOCA by miles, new record etc, but penalised +24hr to time for use of engine so will be 4th or something

    Absolutely incredible race sailed by him, really pushed it hard and hardly slept. Sailing for 12 days, then nod off and crash a few miles from the finish :facepalm::thumbs:

    News | Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe
     
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  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

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  11. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    These guys have just sailed a Wayfarer dinghy round mainland Britain (Eng. Scot. Wales.) non stop! 15 days!

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    You would need to be very close friends to do that :hmm:

    How do you even answer a call of nature with the jib deployed let alone get some privacy ? :hmm:
     
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  13. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    I suppose one asleep most of the time but yeah taking turns on the bucket not what I'd want of a morning.
     
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  14. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    So no assistance - even for food and water and poo bags ?
     
  15. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Not absolutely sure, must have had water and food drop I'd have thought.
     
  16. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Yikes & Kudos in equal measure !

    A dinghy and a wayfarer at that, that challenge "must" have been thought up in the pub just before last orders.
     
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  17. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    A 60 year old wooden one too.
     
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  18. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Extra Kudos, I was expecting 'her' to be glass fibre ...
     
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  19. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

    We had a wooden Wayfarer. All the way round Chichester Harbour was quite enough.
     
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  20. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I hired one of those on Windermere. Capsized it twice :D
     
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  21. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    I sailed a wooden wayfarer as a kid. It looks a lot smaller now.
     
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  22. Chilli.s

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    We have a plastic one, here it is with its wheels on circumnavigating a field.
     
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  23. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

  24. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Thought this would be a nice item to bump twentythreedom's thread.

    It is that there Greta - Greta Thunberg to sail Atlantic for climate conferences
    Greta Thunberg to sail to climate conferences

    In a racing boat designed to race round the world, and doesn't even have a toilet!

    In fact I think she may have already arrived!

    Greta Thunberg - what a one girl force of nature! ?

    I am sure twentythreedom would be proud!
     
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  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Yes she arrived yesterday :)
     
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  26. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Do you know how long the crossing took?
    Someone I spoke to today said they were very impressed with the time.
     
  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I think it was just shy of two weeks...... It was on the Malizia which is a vendee cup boat, so it goes like shit off a shovel.
     
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  28. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Aha, well 2 weeks is fast, hardly long enough for me to lose weight from all the vomiting :D

    "like shit off a shovel" should be in that other thread, because in my experience shit sticks to a shovel like nobody's business :) :eek:
     

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