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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 11:18am

Or you could put your Skiing Thermals / Polar tec 200 fleece trousers, P300 fleece jacket on under your dry suite and GO SAILING in your boat you sailed all summer

If it's not frozen up, the lake or sea is not frozen up then why not.

I remember one Grafham Grand Prix about 15 years ago where the tramp was freezing up, so was the spray on the sails and the sheets were too.  Tacking was swift as you had to grab something to stop you sliding right out the other side when you came off the wire

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote catmandoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 11:22am

What a hero !

 

Our dinghy park closes begin Dec untill end March and the slip gets buried in 2 foot deep debris from winter storms , But !!!

and I'm a six foot two 18 stone chiken livered woose in aw of fellow heroic dudes !!!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 12:23pm
The great Paul Elvstrom reckons that saling in Nordic winters was the best
way to crack sailing in waves - when it's icy cold you really want to get it
right if the water is freezing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lighthouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 12:34pm
Originally posted by reddeck74

Hello Lighthouse

Yes and No. I am easy either way.

Most RC Laser sailors also sail keelboats/dinghies.

Once they all know about the RC Laser and what
goes on in the class the answer is yes to its own
section.

However there must be many potential rc yachters
who have no realised the possibilities of the class
for Winter racing and I was hoping to catch their eye.

If the keelboat forum would prefer us to have our own
section then I see no problem.

Why did you ask?

Cheers.

David


No, i don't have a problem with RC stuff on this section. After all, RC
boats have fixed keels don't they?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 6:38pm
the best thing to beat the winter blues is to have a catamaran and go to the aruba regatta on at the moment www.arubaregatta.com have a look and tell me your not jelious!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Dec 04 at 7:05pm
get together with some of your squad/ mates at club and train! Buy a decent drysuit and just keep moving. With all the extra practice you'll beat the fair weather sailors who sit in the clubhouse with a pint and a remote controll come the new season.
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