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    Posted: 03 Apr 05 at 12:07pm
best moment has to have been last year in my topper, went out over the bar in about a force 5 and as i was coming back in the swell started to build until there were massive breaking waves all around me. i was surfing down the waves yelling as loud as i could (its compulsory 2 yell when having fun! ) and i was joined by dolphins and about 3 yachts, all surfing down the waves next to me! sooo much fun!


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One picture will always stay in my mind and it was racing piper IOD keelboats at the Scottish Schools week. We caught it on video too. Two Pipers were going down wind and both crews were hanging from the shrouds to project the most jib area possible. One was on port and the other starboard. The crews were right next to each other, and we heard a bit of mumbling between them, then from no-where the small guy on the starboard boat karate kicks the guy hanging next to him on the opposing boat. I think he then shouted protest because he was on the starboard boat and contact had been made. We were all in hysterics watching it back on video, becuase no-one had been injured and it was just the guy on the starboard boat trying to scare the other boat. Coincedently, the Kung-Fu artist was 14, less than 5 foot and from Dunoon if that helps you build a picture of it in your mind.........
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my most memorable moment was racing a laser in a force 8 (53mph gusts) with a broken toe strap, and i was winning the race for over an hour, and finished 2nd.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Spot192 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 05 at 1:41pm
my memorable moment was when i was in my optimist times, training on lake garda. it was a steady 8bft wind and i and three training mates we were the only ones on the lake. was my best optimist ride ever!
another memorable moment was the first time i was sailing an int14. millions of capsizes a bloody knee but now i can´t take my hands off this boat!
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hehe that sounds like a normal day on the tornadoes hehe u gotta love them!!!
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Recently has to be sailing in the fog on the Forth. We could only see a few metres ahead of us in a 49er that was wanting to really power up. Luckily, we had a rib out to watch us train or we would have been stuffed on finding our way back in. The scary thing is there is two massive bridges on the Forth and container boats hammer up it at some pace, but I suppose that all added to the fun!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor.jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 9:44am
my most memerable sailing moment would have to be sailing to six haven, holland from hartlepool, in a seriously big storm, took 39 hours getting there, then coming back wasn't a breath of wind so had to motor for 52 hours
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Yeah sounds seriously impressive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 9:34am
omg that loos like a hell of a day n wonder its one of your most memorable moments
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