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Poll Question: Have or do you sail on a trapeze boat
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10 [18.18%]
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Jack Sparrow View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 18 at 2:58pm
Originally posted by Cirrus

trapeze boats are AEROBIC, that's why you were ...... etc

Think you were possibly not working quite hard enough when 'hiking' from your comments.  Wink

Read the post.  Wink

If you'd sailed a Burton Cup, you'd have seen me aerobically working.


Edited by Jack Sparrow - 04 Jul 18 at 3:06pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cirrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 18 at 3:27pm
I've not seen you sail your 3.7 ever at BSC in all the time it have been there either !!  ... It is your one is it not ?   Do people really sail them on a regular basis  ... as well as on this forum ? ... GRF excluded of course .... LOL


Edited by Cirrus - 04 Jul 18 at 3:29pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 18 at 10:05pm
Was back in the Solution this afternoon, having to work quite hard in a brisk gusty force four battling big blokes in Lasers, it was hot this time I was trussed up in a wetsuit expecting to swim, but I'm getting better now in puffy conditions and made a real race of it, lack of hydration probably did it for me letting him go in one moment of madness, but tomorrow I'll be back in the Farr and the difference is this.

Once you go through the tack your there, hiking you just lean out get your butt over the edge and your stomach does the rest but the Farr, you go through the tack get the boat going (nowhere near wire to wire for me yet) then you have to kick up and out not always certain there's enough, then there's the added nervous energy coming from being new to it all so there are muscle groups that are different.

As to aerobic.. nah at no time do I breath heavy at this lark, now I maybe getting on a bit but fit? It's why I'm doing it, you don't have to be particularly fit, not fighting fit, like you need to be to race windsurfers or any of the other stuff I've done down the years.

No, I put it down to nervous exhaustion and extra muscle groups, but it's not bad exhaustion it's exhaustion from having too much fun, and I'm still getting better at it and love every minute.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 18 at 4:15pm
I like the last sentence of your post. Sometimes or most of the time it sounds like you have it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 18 at 8:06pm
Yes, fun, that's why I sail my Mirror, most of us are to old to be so 'serious', it's all about 'winning' but, seriously, match your ambitions to your potential and enjoy your sailing, blow a raspberry at the next grump who calls you for something.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 18 at 10:22pm
Well, I raced the Blaze in an unexpected 5-10 knots last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Despite the fact I was 10th of 16. Winning is not a priority these days  Embarrassed

Edited by Sam.Spoons - 05 Jul 18 at 10:22pm
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