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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 17 at 3:59pm
Because boats were very closely matched for speed and he simply didn't have the legs to pull it off.
Peter Milne Javelin vs Phil Morrison Laser 4000.
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BTW. It's all very well getting a red mist on and trying to use every right to it's fullest extent. Racing is not always about going as fast as possible, sometimes smarts work better. If instead of taking on a fight he was always going to struggle with L. Asy. had backed off a tiny bit (half a boat length) and come up behind and over me he may have done better.
And Sam being a Windward sym. of an asy. ain't so bad, height is always good and if it gets silly simply back off for a couple of seconds and dive down behind. Sorry those 400s are giving you grief, go on get wily leave them to it and let them sail miles if it makes 'em feels good.
edit for some typos.  LOL



Edited by Do Different - 20 Sep 17 at 5:11pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 17 at 5:22pm
That's what I do DD, t'was more of a 'would if I let them' than a description of what actually happens (most of the time anyway). 

The fact that he was getting "as and as a Badger" (lovely expression BTW) probably contributed to his demise, if he'd stayed cool he would have been more likely to sail faster and get past...... 

Oh, and thanks Brass :)


Edited by Sam.Spoons - 20 Sep 17 at 5:23pm
Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
Supernova 395 "dolly the sheep"
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