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Anyone on here old enough to have sailed a Finn at Weymouth Olympic Week, sharing a course with Stars in big winds? Fantastic experience!
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Originally posted by rich96

They would grace the Olympics

Far more interesting to watch racing (albeit for sailors) than 49ers, Nacras etc.

And way way way better to watch than windsurfers

Agreed.. as a (infrequent these days) windsurfer myself.. I'll be the first to admit it's like watching paint dry as a spectator sport and seeing them pump their way up the course is cringeworthy.  
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kite boarding will be even worse if that gets in
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Slalom and Wave sailing can make good TV, freestyle less so after you've seen your 20th 'Air Flakka'.......

The definitive wavesailing movie for me is still 'Tradewinds' by Jack McCoy. 
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

The definitive wavesailing movie for me is still 'Tradewinds' by Jack McCoy.


A masterpiece! Could still remember all the words to Surfin' Reggae after 30 odd years. Might have to watch it again soon
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I'm tempted to buy the 'digitally remastered' DVD but it's over 40 even with the current great exchange rate between GBP and AUD. Not available over here sadly (unless anybody knows different or if a few want a copy maybe we could save some postage.......)

My fave track is "Ordinary Day" BTW


Edited by Sam.Spoons - 08 Dec 17 at 7:41pm
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Sam you can always watch it again here :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnPoExoHRTk


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Peter unfortunately never made it to WOW (just before my time tbh) but first saw Stars offshore at Hayling and they are amazing boats to sail. They are just the scariest thing to sail downwind in big breeze tho - just so much power with that big main but they don't half go though!

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Here's a bit of related trivia - the script for Tradewinds* was written by the son of a Star class sailor.

After bringing the two strands of this thread back together I'd have to say I don't quite understand why pumping in windsurfers is seen as a bad thing, while the pumping they do in Stars in the SSL and Games is seen as quite all right. Is it just the frequency of the pumping or why do people think it's different?


* Great windsurfing movie, only approached by Heart & Soul IMHO. And yes, 'Surfing Reggae' is now this morning's ear worm for me too.



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The history and design of the racing dinghy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 17 at 9:33pm
I agree but I was against pumping on Windsurfers (though after it was allowed I did get pretty good at it) and would prefer it if it was still outlawed in dinghies. For me it detracts from the 'purity' (god that sounds pretentious but I hope you know what I mean) of the sport.

It's very hard to police though and allowing it up to a point must make it even harder


Edited by Sam.Spoons - 08 Dec 17 at 9:35pm
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