Discussion in 'general sports' started by twentythreedom, Nov 23, 2014.
I'd like to have a go on a tall ship one day.
Not so sure about climbing the mast though.
Fuck Terrible story
Daring sea rescue for yachties
More drug-importing yachtsmen
£280,000 worth of cannabis found on yacht - YBW
3.2 tons of primo ching
Video: Guilty verdicts after UK’s biggest ever cocaine seizure - YBW
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
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.
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.
oh, that's dreadful - but the crew were OK ? well done by the RNLI.
twentythreedom - any idea what had caused the situation ?
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>
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 !
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
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 !
Keep me posted, I'm still interested
OK ! will do.
Heh, programme on BBC1 now about RNLI, some woman pulled aboard is having a panic attack. All guns still in holsters so far...
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.
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).
Video: 42 years for tug captain and first officer who smuggled £512m of cocaine - YBW
The Vendee Globe race has started - single handed round the world non-stop in hugely powerful IMOCA 60 race boats
80ish days to get to the finish - alone, sailing a boat usually crewed by 8 - 12 people
Alex Thompson is keeping the British end up and has a good chance of winning in his boat Hugo Boss.
This race is epic
Home - Vendée Globe 2016-2017
You didn't fancy it this year then twentythreedom?
Nah mate I wouldn't want to show them up, bunch of amateurs
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 ...
MFS - sails up 2 (of 6) par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity
also, we need to replace some missing slides / slugs , before we try anything serious.
Nice one StoneRoad
Sails are a bit small, how much engine has she got?
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.
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
Yeah you'd need a good blow to get her moving! Lovely boat
Really good Vendee Globe app available
Alex Thompson currently leading Only 2 days in though
Think this Alex Thompson is off his head. Anything for publicity! Chapeau
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