Discussion in 'general sports' started by twentythreedom, Nov 23, 2014.
Don't do it 23! btw Bosham is one of my mostest favorite places on Earth
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
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
The boat that sank:
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.
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?
Btw - Have you seen this restoration?
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
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 !
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
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?
I've done Yachtmaster sim
I too was a dinghy instructor
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.
I definately don't think I'm fit enough for foiling
Me neither tbf. Definitely up for a go on your Dart though
Ill let you know when i get it back down the lake. It will probably be bewl valley, no other lakes will take multi's....... Although I'm considering taking it to shoreham.
Me too, my dad has a 10m one
Bring it to Chichester - ideal for it
Its quite a long way for me to pop out on for an afternoon though
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...
Sir RKJ lays down the law
Robin Knox-Johnston tells rescued sailors to 'get the hell out of our waters' - BBC News
I saw those two on the news the other day, they're a couple of pricks.
They've had to be rescued/have assistance 9 times so far..... 6 in UK waters.
Mummified sailor died much more recently than first thought
Mummified German sailor discovered on drifting yacht died of heart attack - YBW
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
I've just booked my first intro/taster sailing session.
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.
Video: fishermen save man floating in plastic box - YBW
You have no idea how happy that makes me Nice one
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
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.
Whilst it can be as expensive as you want it to be, you can get out there for not much money at all. Hope you enjoy your new life as a salty sea dog
Yeah, very doable
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