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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris Noble Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 04 at 9:54pm
you want to find someone with a 505 or 470 first of all if you havn't sailed dinghies before, then try and find a go on an international 14 just to get a feel for the level of performance many new age dinghies are capable of.
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Yeah, in hindsight it was abit of a thoughtless comment about the SB as I have been aboard large yachts with lifting keels, and have heard of yachts upwards of 65ft that are fitted with lifting keels.  That would be one 'mother of a dinghy!!! 

I have been told several times that my sailing career has been started arse about face, however, start as you mean to go on, and I think dinghy and one design keel boat racing will keep me busy on a sunny weekend, although my talents aboard the yachts will also provide me my wage!  I know first hand that dinghy sailors often make extremely good trimmers and helmsmen due to excellent wind awareness and apreciation for a good sail shape, as I had one aboard a westerly Fulmar 32 i was skippering from Le Havre to Portsmouth.  I must say that at about 2am crossing the channel in a good force 6, I had to come up and ask him to ease the sheets just a tad as we were dead close hauled, thrashing to windward at a good 10kts, as the lee cloth of one of our larger crew members had taken acception to the 35 degrees of heel and had sent the ex fireman into the saloon table ripping it from its base and sending apples, oranges and plastic cups all over the show!  They certainly like going fast, as indeed I do, however on this occasion the visability was poor and we were crossing busy shipping channels, and whats more we were "cruising" her back to Portsmouth! The repairs to the saloon table were made by the guy upon our safe return to haslar marina!!

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Put me down for two!!!!

 

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