Discussion in 'general sports' started by twentythreedom, Nov 23, 2014.
Damn you, I have now started looking at boats for sale
See quite how insane but also absolutely brilliant these nut bags are
News - Stéphane Le Diraison tells us all about his dismasting and its consequences - Vendée Globe 2016-2017
News - Thomas Ruyant in serious difficulty - Vendée Globe 2016-2017
I just LOVE this guy, his videos are brilliant - hilarious, comical, heart breaking and terrifying. Such a hero
Shona is for sale ... but she's in Whitehaven, Cumbria and very well-liked locally.
TiG - Shona par StoneRoad2013, on ipernity
The ocean going tug in this story was bought from HMRC auction by some Portland locals, and my good mate Dave, who has the relevant qualifications / experience, has been employed to deliver it here from Aberdeen and when he gets it here I'm gonna go have a look around on board "UK’s Biggest Ever Drug Bust"
That's a very pretty boat, what is she?
I sailed dinghies a bit as a teenager and recently sailed again for the first time in about 10 years - but in a keel boat rather than a simple dinghy. I really loved it - so much more relaxed than a dinghy that tips over if you come about a bit too sharply. It was some weird German type I haven't been able to track down since. Does anyone know any good small keel boats and where to hire them near London?
Hiding in plain sight - i like it
I don't have any info on boats. But (was gonna say am in a similar boat) I'm also thinking about sailing dinghies again. I did it quite a bit as a teenager and now moving to the south coast I reckon I'll have another go. And a small keel boat sounds fun.
Be interested to hear any tips on getting out in small boats near southampton.
info ref Shona ...
SHONA | The Albert Strange Association and Shona | The Albert Strange Association
The Jim McTear mentioned died late last year (November, I think) ...
I'll try for more details (I may see the current owner in a few days)
Could you get to Weymouth?
Thanks, it looks like there are a few of them around. Though maybe designed for racing? I have no urge to race, more kind of pootle around.
There are lots of race series for them but tbh most keelboat sailing is club / race orientated in the UK. No reason why you shouldn't pootle away to your heart's content though
If you fancy sailing something a bit bigger and can get to Weymouth, let me know
Absolutely beautiful boat, great to see her still in use and well cared for
Quick mention for another crazy French man. Thomas Colville currently on course to win the Jules Verne trophy for fastest non stop single handed RTW, on this beast
How one man sails a 100ft trimaran at all, let alone RTW non stop, just boggles the mind
Tableau de bord - Sodebo - Tour Du Monde 2016
Yeah. I was there last week, getting a new westuit from Othree. Portland, actually, like you tag line!
My boat is at the marina there
Looks lovely. Thinking that me buying a boat is a five year plan though. Need to learn how to sale first. Plus save up some money
Have you posted a picture yet? Make me jealous
here's the one I spend a lot of time on ...
MFA - 09:IMG 5680 par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity
heading back into the harbour, hoping to get back in before they took off the free flow ...
After 24,000 miles non stop around the world the Vendee Globe race is nearly over (for two of them, that is). Alex Thomson chasing down Armel Le Cleac'h on the last tack into Les Sables D'Olonne.
News - One tack holds key to Vendée Globe glory - Vendée Globe 2016-2017
Disgraceful lack of coverage in UK press
Step one in project boat. Next up some dingy sailing on lake Windermere when summer turns up.
I've been following it through your links and for that I tip my hat to you sir.
Fully foiling monohull offshore race boat, a miniTransat 6.50
Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht over German debt claim - BBC News
Yeah that thing is fucking hideous. "Sailing yacht"? like fuck is it
Yeah, and his "motor yacht" is even more ugly.
Glad it has been impounded, though. People need to pay their bills for work done.
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