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Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

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

  1. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I'd like to have a go on a tall ship one day.

    Not so sure about climbing the mast though.
     
  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

  4. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

  5. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

  6. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Couple of good youtube channels

    Guidos Sailing Channel - German dude sailing Europe and Atlantic alone, but really good :)

    LifeIsLikeSailing - weirdo Canadian liveaboard who can barely conceal his hate, anger and bitterness at the world beneath his monologues about why boats are cool but his life is shit and people are cunts :(
     
  7. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Footage from the Round The Island Race last weekend, this boat is owned by the commodore of the club that organise the race, he wasn't aboard but let his usual crew sail it in the race. It was his prized possession, he owned it from new in the '70s, it was a very special and beautiful boat.

    There's a short cut through the Needles that can shave minutes off your time but risks hitting the wreck of the SS Varvassi.

     
  8. What a gutting moment.

    But yet again, those RNLI guys, just how awesome are they, one was in the fucking water trying his best. True heroes, every one of them.
     
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  9. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    oh, that's dreadful - but the crew were OK ? well done by the RNLI.

    twentythreedom - any idea what had caused the situation ?
     
  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Keel hit the wreck (well known danger) is most likely, wooden hull too :(

    If you line up the old coastguard cottages on the cliff with the top of the lighthouse and stay outside that line, you'll be OK :) <local knowledge>
     
  11. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    ouch and double ouch. Surprised *someone* hasn't dealt with that hazard already ...
    poor boat !
    Bet the commodore ain't too happy.

    Still thinking about / planning our first attempts to sail the Miller ... but not racing her, as at 11 1/2 tons and fifty-one years of age, she is far too sedate !
     
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  12. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Apparently he couldn't even muster a single word when told :(

    The skipper really should have known better, the wreck has been there for 60yrs
    Let me know if you need any crew, I'd be up for helping out, sounds like a challenge :)

    Eta: this guy is standing on the bit the boat hit

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    She's in Whitehaven, Cumbria !

    I've got some images of the sails up (on a dry/calm day) whilst we worked out what was what ... but not uploaded (yet)
    She has mizzen, mainsail, jib or gennoa.
    There is a spinnaker & boom, but they are staying ashore, the boom is a small tree !
     
  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Keep me posted, I'm still interested :)
     
  15. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    OK ! will do.
     
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  16. Heh, programme on BBC1 now about RNLI, some woman pulled aboard is having a panic attack. All guns still in holsters so far...
     
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  17. And let us never forget that on top of the fucking amazingness of the lifeboat men and women, the RNLI could not exist without the UK people stumping up 1/4 million pounds EVERYDAY!!!

    Humans are fuckng brilliant.

    Mostly.
     
  18. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Hope the programme will help RNLI fundraising - both in genera terms, but also specific appeals.
    (Like, for example, Workington need another £150,000 for their new Shannon - due next year).
     
  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

  20. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    The Vendee Globe race has started - single handed round the world non-stop in hugely powerful IMOCA 60 race boats :eek::cool:

    80ish days to get to the finish - alone, sailing a boat usually crewed by 8 - 12 people :eek:

    Alex Thompson is keeping the British end up and has a good chance of winning in his boat Hugo Boss.

    This race is epic :thumbs:

    Home - Vendée Globe 2016-2017

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  22. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Nah mate I wouldn't want to show them up, bunch of amateurs :rolleyes::hmm:;)
     
  23. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    upthread I said I might have some images of the Miller's sails twentythreedom - I know this is in harbour, but, y'now, not easy to capture yourself out at sea ...

    [​IMG]
    MFS - sails up 2 (of 6)
    par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity

    also, we need to replace some missing slides / slugs , before we try anything serious.
     
  24. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Nice one StoneRoad :thumbs:

    Sails are a bit small, how much engine has she got?
     
  25. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Oh, she's 60%+ motor / 40% or less sailing.
    I forget the official horsepower of the Perkins; but it will push her 11 1/2 tons at 4 1/2 knots quite comfortably, with the tide 5 or more ...

    We've had a go with the sails, way out in the bay, but by the time we had got 'em up the breeze wasn't enough for her - although some members from the local sailing club was getting along nicely.
     
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  26. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Crazy Frenchman Armel Le Cleac'h sailing Banque Populaire VIII, the latest type of Open 60 with canting keel and foils that provide righting moment and lift, effectively reducing displacement. Sailing one of those, on your own, around the world, non stop is mind blowingly insane :eek:

    Nuff respect :thumbs:

     
  27. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Yeah you'd need a good blow to get her moving! Lovely boat :)
     
  28. Libertad

    Libertad Sweetie

    Jesus fuck! :D
     
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  29. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    Really good Vendee Globe app available :)

    Alex Thompson currently leading :thumbs: Only 2 days in though

    Screenshot_20161108-154105.png

     
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  30. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

    Think this Alex Thompson is off his head. Anything for publicity! Chapeau

     

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