Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

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

  1. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Anyone in Oz fancies a bit of sailing then Endeavour is on here travels again. I'd love to go do it again.

    Sail the Endeavour
     
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  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Alex Thompson's latest stunt

     
  3. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Saw this yesterday. I have no idea who alex thompson is, but it was pretty cool.

    I'm doing a kitesurfing course in June, so you up for recreating this in the summer twentythreedom :D
     
  4. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Anyone else been keeping up with them 'slebs sailing round the UK for comic relief? Im quite jealous, I want to sail round the UK :(
     
  5. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Alex Thompson -http://www.alexthomsonracing.com/about-us/

    I'll do the yacht stuff and wear a cool suit, you can do the kite stuff :thumbs:

    Foiling kite surfing is a thing now :eek: - nuts.

     
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  6. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    :eek:

    I'm doing my competent crew this year I think :D
     
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  7. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

  8. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy


    What no Spit Fire doing the loop-the-loop? Shit video. :(
     
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  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    A crazy French singlehanded ocean racer :cool:

     
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  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

  11. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Had my intro to sailing thing tonight. Really enjoyed it, though it was a bit nippy. Did some of that proper leaning over the edge to right the boat thing. Good crack.

    I want to go back but not sure I'm rich enough for sailing. It's £120/year, which isn't too bad. But then I'd have to buy a boat, which I can't afford. They'll let you borrow one "for a bit" bit it seems like you're strongly encouraged to get your own sharpish. And they're obsessed with racing. I just want to learn how to do it, not fussed about racing.

    The fella who took me out was alright, but he was showing off a fair bit, and kept forgetting how things work, which was a bit worrying. He was banging on about gybing all night saying how scary it is and that we might fall in, but was desperate to do it at every opportunity.
     
  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Where did you go? Where are you based too? Not in the south/south east are you?

    Maybe go and do an RYA qualification would be the best next step for you?
     
  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Yep, that's what I'm going to do. I didn't know at the time but there's a RYA place next door. They're council run and they don't need you to buy a boat.

    Gonna wait until the weather (and bank balance) is a bit better, and do level 1 & 2 sailing. They're about £120 each, two full days for each level. Then they have a day skipper courses starting in October, which I'll probably do if I still like it after doing those other courses :)
     
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  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    They might let you do the level 2 without doing the 1 if you're confident, its worth asking.

    If you're in the south east and want to go sailing, let me know. I've got a dinghy :)
     
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  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Nah, I'm not confident. I've only been for a taster session!

    And sorry, forgot to say, I'm nowhere near the South East - I'm Leeds based :(
     
  16. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

  17. Libertad

    Libertad For every Tory a lampost

    Christ they were lucky. :eek:
     
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  18. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Pumice is a bit harsh to sail/motor through ...
    and I thought everybody knew that pumice was upchucked by volcanoes.

    Not the first island to appear from under the sea like that, it is quite common (Surtsey, off Iceland ...) although witnessing it quite that close - and getting away safely - is rarer. (I'm jealous, as volcanoes have been a lifelong special interest of mine but I've not actually got up close to an active one)
     
  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Foiling on a stand up paddle board :eek::hmm:

     
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  20. Libertad

    Libertad For every Tory a lampost

    That looks like fun :)
     
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  21. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

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  22. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Not that I know of :hmm: Tell us more about it
     
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  23. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

  24. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    They haven't asked me to help out with it yet tbh :hmm: Considering my status with them I have to say I'm shocked and disappointed :(
     
  25. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

  26. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    they need to practice their MOB drill - no-one is pointing at the MOB as they start to come about.
     
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  27. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    grrr, I hate wooden boats (not really, just 'avin' a minor moan)
    Friend's boat (launched just before crimble) has decided to start taking on water, only minor amount but worrying, so got a lift out on Monday.
    Seems some of the garboard plank fixings are at fault - so replacements and more caulking / sealant will be applied. We were wondering if we had a small split developing !
    Also, a new anode for on the prop shaft is on order, I think the marina was a bit too brackish this winter.
     
  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I missed that push your boat out post.

    Mine is still out of the water, we just found out my mums not too well, so my dad has put everything on hold, and I'm busy scuba diving a lot.

    But I think we're going to put it back in the water at Shoreham, its much cheaper than Bewl and Bewl seems to be going through a massive overhaul which will inevitably put prices through the roof, and judging by previous experience will be mismanaged so badly they end up selling off repossessing peoples boats from the boat yard to pay off their debts.
     
  29. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

  30. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree "Human opinions are children's toys"

    A story. Perhaps 15 years ago I was awake early one morning on The Pride of Bilbao, a plug-ugly ferry that ran from Bilbao to Portsmouth. An announcement came over the tannoy "Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out the port side you will see the Russian cadet-training ship _______ making its way home to the Baltic under 3/4 sail. If you look carefully you will see that the ratings are up in the rigging. Meanwhile I am driving this bus backwards and forwards from Britain to Spain"

    (I may not have the technical stuff right: he may have said "beating its way up the Channel" or "yards" so don't have a go).

    My limited experience is of crewing an ancient International 14 back in the 60s when I was 12 and a sailing holiday from Suffolk across to Amsterdam and the Ijsselmeer about 10 years after that, neither of which got me hooked, but you could hear the longing in

    the disembodied voice so I got it.[​IMG]

    If it wasn't this, the Mir, it was something like it.
     
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