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Post Options Post Options   Quote Win or Swim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 05 at 10:18pm

I'm a pond sailer so i've kept going all year long, we even have a boxing day race! And these odd conditions have given us great winds down here in the south.  Been F5 for like three weekiends in a row - a miracle!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 05 at 10:01pm
Well I'm a pond sailor, in the SE too but its been f6, 7 and 8 on ours and very low air temperature.  So I've been missing it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 05 at 10:42pm

Yeah pond sailor too, sailed nu yrs day. but I havent sailed fro 3 weeks and cant because of the Dinghy Show this weekend im starting to have withdrawl symptoms.

We used to have to send the dorys out at Broxbourn the break the ice before we could sail. - finaly they did a use.

Realy want to go sailing regardless of the amount of snow falling, i just like the look of the winds.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wave Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 05 at 1:27pm
We had Topper training and there was loads of snow on the ground and now and again it started falling.............suprisingly it didnt feel that cold with all the gear on???!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 05 at 8:47pm
Well I've made up for it now.  On the 6th I crewed a 400 and had a fine tussle with another (which beat us) but we beat all the others. Then yesterday I got the 4000 out and with a scratch crew had a couple of great races in marginal trapezeing  weather.  We beat the other 4000s and did reasonable in the morning and in the afternoon got line honours but being lightish we couldn't beat the best 400s and 200s on handicap.  The scratch crew did a great job for somebody who was distinctly wobbly at first.
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Yeah its quite hard trying to beat a 4000 in a fireball.................we were trying it the other day but as soon as they hoisted the spinnaker an we hoisted the spinnaker, both of us flew off on a reach but they're spinnaker is a hell of a lot bigger !

Nice boat the 4000..................havent been in it but the other day was experimenting with the 3000 which comes alive with the spinni aswell !

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