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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 05 at 9:21pm
too big for a 29er i reckon, so aimin 4 an Iso, which look pretty close performance wise, thanks for the support there sailor girl (and stop callin me, its not my fault u cant come online!)
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look he's already fighting off the women! :P

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i rather think women are fighting to get away from me mate...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor.jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 05 at 10:12pm
well don't tell em to stop ringing u then, i want to go see my g/f no fone credit lol

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 6:13pm
i was pranking you, it's suposed to anoy you and then you would stop texting me grrrrrrr i think we have been through this way too many times, do i have to change my number or somthing...and don't try making out that im trying to get in contact with you, far from it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 6:17pm
told ya jon
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lol, i beleive u now
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lazorsharp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 7:36pm
How old do u hav to be to be an instructor? I know u need qualifications but do u need to be over 16 or summat?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Garry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 8:28pm
UK? RYA site has all the requirements (www.rya.org.uk - look under training)but to be an instructor you have to be 16 (I'm doing this from memory but think I'm correct!) You also need to pass a pre-entry assessment before doing the course, which isn't too difficult if you're doing plenty of sailing (most people I've spoken to are worried about the sailing without a rudder but in my view MOB is more difficult because you have to get it perfect first time). If I remember rightly mine was in a F5 with big waves and I had to slam the boom out to stop the boat as I was travelling too fast. We also did it with a real crew falling in the water and if it hadn't been for the safetyboat standing by them I would have lost sight of them after going 2 boat lengths. You also now need powerboat level 2.

Bear in mind that you will have to be able to sail a range of boats competently and if you're smallish that can be a challenge in a Wayfarer (on the other hand you haven't seen me (85Kg) sail an Oppie).



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rob.e Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 8:35pm
Good to see Sailor Girl and Brian sniping at each other again, just waiting for Hurricane to wade in now....BTW, I wish I could get my dad to do my OOD for me, but he just wants to nick my boat when I can't sail it! He's 74....I guess it's my fault for buying a Solo, he never tried to go out in the 300!
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