Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

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

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
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  2. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I was in a nick in Liverpool a couple of years ago and got talking to a lifer who sailed a seized yacht-full of merch for a certain Mr Warren. He lost his boat, his wife and his freedom.:( Proper nice bloke too just a daft spur of the moment decision with the temptation of enough dough to see him living a modest life at sea for a while without the need to work. Now he's educating kids on how easy you can end up doing a 20 stretch. :(
     
  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Fucking hell :(

    There are an awful lot of dodgy yachtsmen bringing drugs in. I try to record all the ones I hear of on this thread. Of course I would never consider such a foolish course of action :hmm:

    DaveCinzano probably would though :eek:

    This story was a sad one :(

    Inquest jury finds that suspected drug smuggling sailor killed himself - YBW

    Glad to see you back around fella :)

    Must get you down to Dorset for a sail one day :thumbs:
     
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  4. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    There is a yacht for sale near me. I have no details about it.

    Simple question, what chance would I have trying to sail around the world in something that cost £2,850? Would I die?

    ps never sailed before:)
     
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  5. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Looking at this thread makes me want to get back into boats.....

    Need to get my dinghy back in the wate
     
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  6. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    SLANDER :mad:
     
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  7. Miss-Shelf

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

    Do it
     
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  8. Miss-Shelf

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

    Love your stories Frieda..you've had nine lives, and some
     
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  9. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I wasn't away at her majesty's :D I was there through work ;)
     
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  10. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    On a mission from Big John, making sure some mope with a fondness for gee-gees and Gladyses keeps his yap shut, no mention of that slaughter down the Old Kent Road, loose lips sink ships and all that, I shouldn't wonder :hmm:
     
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  11. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    The truth hurts :D
     
  12. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    You probably wouldn't die but something would break on a boat that cheap :(

    Don't worry about the not having sailed thing, you can learn as you go :)

    What boat is it?
     
  13. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    A few casual female acquaintances get stopped with a few bits on them at Customs and suddenly people jump to conclusions
     
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  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    :D:D:D

    I bet 'Cinzano' is a made up name and everything :hmm: Dodgy as fuck
     
  15. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    What do you mean? It's my family name, we're from just outside Palermo
     
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  16. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Dammit, thought I had you for a minute :mad:
     
  17. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I assumed you just liked the drink a lot.
     
  18. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    I have...appetites, this is true
     
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  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

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  20. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

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  21. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    It's completely insane, what they are doing. Absolutely hard as nails madmen :eek:

    Fingers crossed Alex Thompson wins, fucking hell he really deserves it. Mind you, just to finish is the achievement of a lifetime :thumbs:
     
  22. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    I doubt he can with his foil issue*...but just watching any of it is good...It makes you admire the old school sailors even more.

    *win - I think he will finish.
     
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  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Footage from couple of days ago, filmed from a French naval helicopter flying from a frigate in the Southern Ocean of Alex Thompson caning the shit out of the boat. Absolute madman, and a total hero. Truly mind blowing stuff :eek::eek::cool:

     
  24. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
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  25. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

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  26. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    I went to uni with a nutter called Sam who sailed a tiny local fishing boat from Goa beach to Australia.

    He was boarded by pirates some place in the south china sea and they gave him some rice and water :)

    (Alas the UK was less welcoming, he got the crap kicked out of him by the boys in blue because he was insufficiently respectful to them on Brighton beach right after the IRA tried to blow up Thatcher)
     
  27. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Awesome :cool: (not the beating bit) - any more detail anywhere about the voyage?
     
  28. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

  29. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Holy shit :eek:



    Excellent, have worked out embedding Daily Motion* :)

    *isn't that going for a poo? :hmm:
     
  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

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