Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

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

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    This is great - Big fat, heavy 68ft Clipper race boat surfs on an enormous wave for ages - Crew start cheering etc They do 27 knots, which is FAST (the surfing action allows a boat to exceed normal limits of displacement, max hull speed etc). Helmsman was on it :)

     
  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Wtf but cool

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  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Another huge coke bust on a private yacht :eek:



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    http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachti...ne-seized-from-a-yacht-in-the-caribbean-10727
     
  4. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    More coke coming across the North Sea

    http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachti...s-cocaine-from-tugboat-in-the-north-sea-10781

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    Eta: ooh, big tings ah gwan :eek:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-32533478

     
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  5. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

  6. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Aargh :oops:

    THIS is the awesome surfing clip :cool: All the whooping and cheering is fucking great :thumbs:

     
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  7. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

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  8. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    I really ought to make an effort to learn the basics of sailing since I'm hoping to be living in quite a yachty place in 5 years' time ... and it is after all part of my heritage...

    The thing is, should I learn the terminology in English, French or Breton ?

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    ... I'm thinking I might try some online training and build on my experiences of harnessing / battling the wind as a cyclist in a flappy jacket ... :hmm:
     
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  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    If you can get to Chichester you can come sailing and I can teach you the basics - genuine offer!

    I suggest contacting the RYA - they have various intro / tuition schemes etc, there are numerous free open days at sailing clubs where you can go for a sail and talk to instructors etc - the sailing community are very welcoming :) The French will appreciate it a great deal if you can sail - Bretons especially

    Have a google for clubs near you. And what's your yachtie heritage?
     
  10. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    Only in the sense of having been raised in the UK - with so many nautical expressions in the language ... I very briefly considered a career in marine radio ...

    ...and the prevailing wind brings a whiff of seaweed up as far as Bristol when the tide comes in and I'm being blown home along the tidal Avon ... which is decidedly unfair when the nearest proper sea is 70 miles away.
    I'm hoping to make up for it in "retirement".

    I suspect I could sign up for some sort of basic training here in Bristol.
     
  11. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Do it! You won't regret it :)
     
  12. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Anarchists on the high seas....well pootling around the Bahamas
     
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  13. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    I had an excellent day's sailing today - 24 degrees and clear blue skies with a 15 kt SE wind. I decided to attach a GoPro to the top of my mast. I did this by the simple expedient of shinning up it. This aroused the ire of the know-it-all cunt (I've found sailing attracts these types like seagulls on a kebab) from the next berth in the marina who was telling me it was dangerous, etc. I was so distracted by telling him to get to fuck that I didn't do a brilliant job of securing the GP and it flew off and ended up in the Indian Ocean on the first jib.
     
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  14. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    I went gig rowing for the first time in years today. Totally changed the way they row the boats. Copied technique off the sliding seat poshos. Feels wrong. Very wrong.
     
  15. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    America's Cup gets underway in the Solent today.

    Sailing?

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  16. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    That is surely stretching it a bit !

    Presumably the large crew suggests everything is still done by hand ?
     
  17. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob


    Dunno, Captain Pugwash probably will know though, twentythreedom
     
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  18. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    5 (or maybe 6) crew, all done by hand (I assume you mean steering, sail trimming, foil trimming and all control lines etc). There are man-powered hydraulics for some systems.

    They are incredible boats. They can do 50 knots in 20 knots of wind :eek:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Cup_World_Series
     
  19. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob


    Was just watching a clip on BBC stating 50 knots. That's properly fast for a power boat ffs.

    Here it is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33251246
     
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  20. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Fucking nuts :eek:

    It's not really sailing as we know it, it's flying. The sail is essentially an upright rigid aircraft wing, generating enormous 'lift' (thrust), the foils are basically little wings that generate lift through fluid dynamics, and the whole thing has to be built with aerodynamics in mind due the forces and speeds attainable.

    Construction techniques come from aero industry and F1 - it's all highly advanced, very sophisticated and expensive. But cool :cool:
     
  21. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Looking forward to seeing some of the real Tall Ships quite soon, and possibly getting aboard "Reaper" next month. My bestest mates are doing a long term refit on a Miller Fifer, which is nearly finished, (re)launch is due in only a few weeks.
     
  22. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Bah, enough of these carbon-fibre canoes. What you want is a proper boat, such as a trawling smack:

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    I was nattering to the skipper of one of the preserved ones in a pub in Brixham years ago. I asked rather tentatively about why, when I'd been aboard it in the harbour earlier in the day, the bowsprit was broken and the topmast was down on deck.
    'Yes,' he said ruefully. 'We were coming back from Poole in a good blow last night. I was trying to get fifteen knots out of her, and I just left the big jib up a bit too long.'
    Fifteen knots, in a heavy oak vessel designed for towing a trawl. :cool: Lovely things.

    Just one of the Hull sailing trawler fleet - which numbered about 450 at its peak in the 1880s - survives. I'm slightly involved in an attempt to get it back to Hull and have it restored.
     
  23. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Oh yes. The one I've always had a hankering to go aboard is Krusenstern, just because she's about the last one still working that was actually built as a cargo vessel rather than a training ship. She is a lovely-looking thing too:

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    She was originally named Padua, one of the 'Flying P Line.'
     
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  24. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Blagged a tour of TS Pelican in Weymouth a few weeks back :cool:

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  25. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    The best my mate expects out of the Miller will be about 7 knots, but 5 would be more comfortable ... but she's based on a NorthSea herring fisherman's craft.

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    And that is about the maximum 10 oars power will get you - keeping up four knots on the Thames was *fun* ...
     
  26. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    15kts in that is definitely pushing theoretical max hull speed for a boat like that - they have powerful rigs for towing the trawl, doing 15kts unladen is extremely impressive (even allowing for standard Fisherman's exaggeration). And they manoeuvred those things in and out of port with no engines.

    Skillz :cool:
     
  27. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Oh aye, the seamanship involved in handling them back in the day was something else. They are lovely things, too: completely functional and purposeful, but beautifully proportioned and very fast.
     
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  28. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Tut tut, more naughty yachtsmen importing cocaine :hmm:

    http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachti...ne-seized-from-yacht-in-brighton-marina-12100

     
  29. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Short story (1 of two) - I think it was Krusenstern, but I may have mis-remembered the name.
    Anyway, back in the 1990s the Tall Ships Race had a stop-over on the R.Tyne and on the Monday night OH and I went to have a look, we walked up and down admiring the ships. Those masts look very tall from the Quayside. As we approached Krusenstern there was a slight kerfuffle on board and the officer of the watch suddenly appeared, we exchanged salutes but refused the invitation to board ... to explain, we were both in uniform - Royal Observer Corps - which is similar in colour / style to the RAF.
     
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  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Naughty, naughty - more yachtsman importing huge shipments of coke and getting busted

    http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachti...sted-in-17-5-million-cocaine-yacht-bust-12433

     

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