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DART catamaran!
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One more for the Pico.

Just can perform all sorts of stupidity and come back for more.
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When I first had a Finn in the late 70s I learnt to sail downwind standing in front of the mast and tacking and gybing while standing on the side decks, gybing being the most difficult as you had to stand on the stern deck with your toes so the boom could clear your shins.  Racing back to the club standing on the foredeck was an occasional open meeting challenge.  I can still sail downwind standing on the foredeck and tack standing up (going round in front of the mast) but have chickened out of gybing.  I cannot persuade any one else in the fleet to try any of these, such competitions used to be common.  Seeing how far you could climb up the mast also used to be common while waiting for the wind.
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Originally posted by PeterV

When I first had a Finn in the late 70s I learnt to sail downwind standing in front of the mast

Handy too when the OOD has set 3 races back to back and you need a pee  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 20 at 8:36am
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Originally posted by PeterV

When I first had a Finn in the late 70s I learnt to sail downwind standing in front of the mast

Handy too when the OOD has set 3 races back to back and you need a pee  Wink

One of the biggest advantages to a self draining deck is the flexibility of positions for mid race pee!
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Totally agree with iGRF My Original windsurfer beats any dinghy hands down, but the Laser is the second best by a long way. It is the only common boat I know with a flat, non slip strong deck you can use from any position. I've never broken one yet.

I'm not suprised no one will stand on a Finn foredeck. I expect you'd go right through.
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