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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 14 at 11:44am
FINALLY got our recently purchased (and pink-decked) 420 out on the water.
We've actually had the boat for close to 2 months bur what with the storms/wind/rain general messiness we've not had that 'nice, calm first-sail' weather for a while.....until yesterday.
It was lovely. Our attempt at learning this double-handed malarkey that's always scared us, it's why we have a series of single handers between us.
Anyway, went well and, hopefully, will get us over our general fear of the bigger boats.

All smiles back on the beach so that's a good sign? .... Lady Fleaberto only hit me twice with the wiggle-stick - I'll take that as a positive :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 14 at 11:46am
The 420 as a "bigger boat" is an interesting concept!

Great you have got the boat afloat. Were you hit on purpose or by mistake?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 14 at 12:04pm
I'm sure it was an accident......... Usually after my comments along the lines of: "No, not that way, head up...now bear away". See, surely an accident????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote prince Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 14 at 9:00pm
one more strong windy day
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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 14 at 7:19am
Fab weekend, little light Saturday but Sunday was great, hope you had a great sail wherever you were...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 14 at 9:53am
Our weekend was lovely. On Saturday we had the "middle class fest" which is our open day. Nice wind and our fabulous scenery. Home made cake, mown grass and clean lavatories. After the visitors had loaded their Range Rovers and left some of us went out for a quick thrash...then pub, so nice.

Sunday similar weather but windy and I was officer. 17 boats out all wanting a personal course....I have none of that! Good racing, everyone fell in. Pub. Great weekend, and I don't have to go to work on Monday morning!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 14 at 10:40am
Lovely sail on Saturday at Haversham - see the D-Zero thread - I'd join that club if I were local, and have to say, just one lap racing against Lasers, Supernovas and an EPS in a 'generic sporty singlehander' was enough to remind me not all's bad with handicap racing (when it's done right anyway and there's more than 2 boats on the start line).  Went home, cooked steak for my wife and an old uni mate, washed it down with some plonk.

As for Sunday - spent it in the garden with my family and my wife and I shared a bottle of bubbly plonk, before then heading out for a Thai meal including another bottle of pink plonk.  Can't complain.  Plonk and dinghies... there are worse ways to live.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote iitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 14 at 1:48pm
How essential alcohol seems to our enjoyment?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 14 at 9:27am
really, really, wish I'd been here.... http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/176558/Merlin-Rockets-at-Carnac-2014  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jun 14 at 9:17am
What an evening sailing my new Phantom for the first time in any breeze 15 knots south Westerly classic LOSSC evening race and you add the D DAY celebrations with Dakota dropping poppies, Spitfires Hurricanes and various other vintage aircraft roaring overhead.
Biggest crowd we ever had to watch us sailing!
New boat went like a dream disregard the Phantom as a choice of singlehander at your peril a joy to sail up and down wind.
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