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twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
This is very sad indeed - Andrew Ashman, a British sailor in the Clipper Round The World race (the one you see advertised on the tube a lot) has been killed in an accident when he got hit by the boom and/or main sheet when reefing the main sail.

Boat has diverted to Porto.

Very sad for all involved, condolences to the loved ones, and it must be terrible for the crew on board having to take a dead friend and crewmate ashore from what would be a once in a lifetime experience and adventure for them all. Very, very sad indeed.

More at www.clipperroundtheworld.com

RIP fella :(
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
Hardcore old salty sea dog loses his boat (and home /possessions) - sad story :( Lost his rudder in North Sea, boat sank while being towed to safety.

Appeal launched for lone yachtsman Julian Mustoe

Last week, former round-the-world sailor Mr Mustoe ran into some trouble when his yacht, Harrier of Down, lost steering in the North Sea and narrowly missed a gas and oil platform.

Mr Mustoe initially refused to leave the yacht, which was also his home, as he didn’t want it to be left abandoned. After eventually being persuaded to get on board a Norwegian coastguard cutter, the boat was being towed to Bergen in Norway when it sank in the North Sea.

Now, an appeal is being made to the yachting community and the wider general public seeking a total of £25,000 to help Mustoe – at the time of writing, the campaign had raised £1,790 with 27 days remaining of the appeal period.


Read more at Appeal launched for lone yachtsman Julian Mustoe
The boat that sank:

Julian-Mustoe-sailing-Harrier-of-Down-630x354.jpg
 

StoneRoad

heckling from the back!
twentythreedom - the Miller Fifer my mate restored was launched at Whitehaven yesterday. In about the only possible lull in the bad weather ... and now too wet & windy to risk rigging the mainmast and for the next few days.

pictures to follow ... it took me quite a while to dry out yesterday, it chucked a lot of rain at us whilst the crane loaded her onto the lowloader.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
I came in to say I'm determined to get my dinghy out again in 2016, but the big boats here are shaming me.

Has anyone done competent crew? Im thinking about it in spring time.
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
I came in to say I'm determined to get my dinghy out again in 2016, but the big boats here are shaming me.

Has anyone done competent crew? Im thinking about it in spring time.
I'll come dinghy sailing sim, definitely. You've got a Dart iirc?
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
twentythreedom - the Miller Fifer my mate restored was launched at Whitehaven yesterday. In about the only possible lull in the bad weather ... and now too wet & windy to risk rigging the mainmast and for the next few days.

pictures to follow ... it took me quite a while to dry out yesterday, it chucked a lot of rain at us whilst the crane loaded her onto the lowloader.
:thumbs::thumbs:

Btw - Have you seen this restoration?

www.bolehproject.com

It's on the next door pontoon to mine at Chichester. The guy who did most of the wood is a mate :)

Fucking crazy design and rig - I've got some pics, I'll post some in a bit :thumbs:
 

StoneRoad

heckling from the back!
So that's what a load of old junk (not) looks like.
I was about to ask you to define the rig ...
Boleh's lovely !
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
I'll come dinghy sailing sim, definitely. You've got a Dart iirc?
Yeah, a dart 16..... Its away from the lake at the moment as the club shut down and they wanted to sell all the boats to pay their debts, but its re-opened now..

I share it with my dad, and he's threatening to sell it, as he doesn't feel agile enough for it anymore, and I haven't used it in so long, so the next year is a case of use it or lose it for me.

I never did give you a shout about coming for a sail with you did i? It all got hectic with the career change etc :(
 

Diamond

The Red Baron
Blowing my own trumpet - I used to be a RYA dinghy instructor...

On the boat front - the laser 1 is a fantastic classic, the laser 2 is great fun and the Hobie Cats and, in particular the Tornado, are scarily quick and terrifying when you pitchpole capsize them.

But the RS800 is the most difficult boat that I have ever sailed by some distance and also the most exciting.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Blowing my own trumpet - I used to be a RYA dinghy instructor...

On the boat front - the laser 1 is a fantastic classic, the laser 2 is great fun and the Hobie Cats and, in particular the Tornado, are scarily quick and terrifying when you pitchpole capsize them.

But the RS800 is the most difficult boat that I have ever sailed by some distance and also the most exciting.
The laser one really is the vanguard of single handed dinghies isn't it? I think its one of the best selling boats around and has been so for a long time. My dad has one of those in spain.

I love cats, ever since I first sailed one......... I learnt to sail when I was 4 in an oppy, messed about with toppers, wayfarers, wanderers, kestrels and all sorts of what I'd call old school dinghies, but after my first go on a cat about age 11, I was hooked. They're the drag racers of the dinghy world.

I have to say I think the hardest boat I've had a go at is the 49er Skiff.

I did my RYA windsurf instructor course when I was 15, but I didn't quite get it as I didn't really have all the confidence. All my windsurfing kit is stashed in the garage, and I'd love to get back into it, but windsurfing could be hugely exhilarating, and hugely frustrating. As I'm learning to scuba dive at the moment though, I'm thinking about selling the windsurfing kit to buy scuba gear.

Have any of you's done competent crew, and recommend somewhere to do it?
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
I've done Yachtmaster sim :thumbs:

I too was a dinghy instructor :D

You can get foiling kits for Lasers now, believe it or not. I really fancy a go on a foiling Moth - see them round Chichester Harbour loads.

Adam-May.jpg
 

Diamond

The Red Baron
The laser one really is the vanguard of single handed dinghies isn't it? I think its one of the best selling boats around and has been so for a long time. My dad has one of those in spain.

I love cats, ever since I first sailed one......... I learnt to sail when I was 4 in an oppy, messed about with toppers, wayfarers, wanderers, kestrels and all sorts of what I'd call old school dinghies, but after my first go on a cat about age 11, I was hooked. They're the drag racers of the dinghy world.

I have to say I think the hardest boat I've had a go at is the 49er Skiff.

I did my RYA windsurf instructor course when I was 15, but I didn't quite get it as I didn't really have all the confidence. All my windsurfing kit is stashed in the garage, and I'd love to get back into it, but windsurfing could be hugely exhilarating, and hugely frustrating. As I'm learning to scuba dive at the moment though, I'm thinking about selling the windsurfing kit to buy scuba gear.

Have any of you's done competent crew, and recommend somewhere to do it?
What's awesome about Cats, as far as I can remember because it's years since I sailed one, is once you get the boat properly set, trimmed and balanced, the whole vessel starts humming and vibrating. Out on the trapeze at speed, it's pretty amazing.

Just before I started my RYA instructor course, around about the same time I was trying to control a RS800, I met a chap who had sailed proper, full size, triple trapeze Australian 18ft skiffs. I was in complete awe. He had some scary stories about what happens when you screw up at speed on one of those beasts...
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
Sir RKJ lays down the law :D

Robin Knox-Johnston tells rescued sailors to 'get the hell out of our waters' - BBC News

Two yachtsmen who have been rescued ninetimes in seven months have been describedas a "catastrophe waiting to happen" and urged to "leave UK waters".In the latest mishap, US citizens Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro, both 71, had to seek help in Hayle Harbour, Cornwall, when their sailingboat tipped over, causing a fire on board.Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is among those criticising the pair.The duo previously told BBC News they wereexperienced enough for the trip.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Thats really sad.... I can't believe that he's been dead 7 days by looking at the body.

That said, I don't often come into contact with dead bodies...... infact I don't think I ever have at all
 

Fez909

toilet expert
I've just booked my first intro/taster sailing session. :cool:

If I like it (I will), there's options for further courses. RYA level 1 and whatever. What's the best path to be able to hire a nice boat in Europe? That's my aim. Go to Croatia or Green and take a boat round some islands for a few weeks. I know this might take a few years(?) but don't know the best way to get to that point.
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
I've just booked my first intro/taster sailing session. :cool:

If I like it (I will), there's options for further courses. RYA level 1 and whatever. What's the best path to be able to hire a nice boat in Europe? That's my aim. Go to Croatia or Green and take a boat round some islands for a few weeks. I know this might take a few years(?) but don't know the best way to get to that point.
You have no idea how happy that makes me :) Nice one :cool:

Wrt chartering in Europe, you need RYA Day Skipper or ICC

RYA usual route: Start Sailing - - > Competent Crew - - > DS
 

Fez909

toilet expert
You have no idea how happy that makes me :) Nice one :cool:

Wrt chartering in Europe, you need RYA Day Skipper or ICC

RYA usual route: Start Sailing - - > Competent Crew - - > DS
This is all your fault...tempting me into a life I can't afford ;) :mad:

So from what I've been reading, I reckon if I put my mind to it I could have DS by next summer? Sounds good if so.
 
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