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Thanks ratters... weight isn't always everything as we proved in a GP14 yesterday with 10 stone too little weight in there up in the top 10 Thanks for the info, yes last time i trapezed off the centreboard case at first then climbed out, was just asking in general.  Not sure I'll be wire to wire tacking, think I'd rather not swim... we'll see.
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Wire to wire isn't that hard, just make sure you have a firm grip and you will be fine . If you don't have a grip then you migth go for a swim . It feels a lot harder when yoru not so confident on the trapeze but once oyur more confidence you will probably find yourself doing it unintentionally when you need to get out quickly..
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Having trapezed properly twice, I think I'll play it safe at first... so no yelling too much villan please!
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Yelling?

Me? Never! I'm the calmest person around when its windy and people are mucking up trapezing ...

Usually because im on the shore!!
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Isn't yelling part of sailing... it is when im crewing for my brother in the 400!

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what do you mean??  there wasnt any yelling today, just alot of cheering and yeeeehaaaaas with the kite up!!

When i say gybe, you change sides, remember!!

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Originally posted by GBR884

When i say gybe, you change sides, remember!!

Shhh... .  I never heard you say jybe ho, or whatever you say. I just gave the 'Huh, you what?' reply and whoosh  i was head first in the water 30 yards away from the boat. .

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Yelling is defiantly a part of my sailing with most crews/helms unless i don't know them well or they are new 
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Originally posted by Smight at BBSC

Yelling is defiantly a part of my sailing with most crews/helms unless i don't know them well or they are new 

Usually not a good idea IME. A fast boat has a lot of quiet talk, but no shouting. Personally as a reasonably competent crew I won't sail with a helm that shouts - it smacks of him thinking he can do my job better than me, and knows what's going right or wrong better than me. That's not likely to be the case. "Shut up and sail the boat" has a very honourable pedigree. More crews should use it!
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My crew always yells back  We still work well together with great communication 
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