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    Posted: 10 Nov 13 at 5:02pm
I think I totalled ten or twelve capsizes before cramp finally got the better of me today, after a brief lead to the first mark then into double capsize irons -last place, being the smallest bloke with the biggest sail is becoming tedious. I wasn't going to go out, but got egged on by the wednesday afternoon club only to find the main protagonist out in his 5 mtr sailed Splash toy.
I need a windy boat, I've had enough of battling this big ass sail in strong gusty shifty wind, I wouldn't take a nine metre sail out in that on a windsurfer where I do have a degree of competency, quite what I'm doing with one with no autopilot competance to fall back on I don't know...


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Grief, Surrey isn't that far away and I was struggling for breeze today.

Did you have enough downhaul on?

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It was just a nice day for a sail, here in the Midlands. Everybody had a good sail and only one capsize in the whole fleet.
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I't was blowing 5-6 Offshore so a no-no at Hythe, but some thrills and spills on the Lake, I tried to reef it, there's a secondary clew and tack, but as always, it's never small enough in the gusts and that boat is so tippy when it cuts off. I think pretty much everybody went over except the lead mine Snipes, I think you'd need a crane to pull them over, they've bred there were two down today. We had a good turnout, must have been a dozen or so, Snipes, Miracles, Lasers, Streakers, that Splash & Me, making splashes.

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Saturday at West Oxford we had a drifter, today at Whitefriars I was in a coaching boat, therefore we had a lovely breeze, even planing weather for a brief while. However, by 2pm it had started to fade rapidly.

As for the windy boat - there's a Splash there already, why not get another? It is a boat for teenagers, so should be about the right size. You could even bung the bigger sail they do on it for when the wind dies a bit, though I guess the eps would come out again then.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 13 at 7:31pm
well at least you made out this weekend Graeme.... 1st snowboard session tomorrow night, followed by a Fanatic demo at West Wittering next weekend, hopefully there'll be a breeze, if not I'll go for drift around in the Solo instead.

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Yeah really quiet on our puddle today. One short beat where we were both hiking otherwise it was sitting down to leeward.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 13 at 7:48pm
So what is generally regarded as a good windy weather craft? Force 5-6 like today (when you can see whitecaps going away from you)even SuperOlympichopefulman went in today serves him right gheying it in a Streaker...
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Originally posted by yellowwelly


1st snowboard session tomorrow night,


Helmet up, I've just watched that 'Crash Reel' about Kevin Pearce and how his head injury screwed him up, I know exactly how he feels, after my bash, I totally lost my heel side edge, the weirdest thing, never really did recover.
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Good as in "will win on handicap if you're good enough to keep it upright", good as in "any muppet can keep it upright" or some other kind of good?
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