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Ha ha, so you were that inter to windward of us before we hit.... In our case it was "Funny looking patch of water.....O F***!!" Followed by some hanging over the back of the boat to tie down the port rudder, the impact stripped the thread on the strut that holds it down....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 04 at 8:24pm

Matt,

I think I was fairly lucky - I had my plates well up, I was not going that fast (about 13 Kts - GPS so tide included, very rapidly down to about 5 kts) and then had to do a sharp bear off (30 deg from GPS) to put both rudders back down.  No real damage except a little filler reqd....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 04 at 10:47am
I think you were very lucky - hit Thirslet once racing a 30-footer, the
boats either side had lifting keels... sat there all day on our own
private island which could have been quite pleasant if a crowd of jet skit
hadn't decided to spend the day racing in circles around us!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fizzicist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 04 at 1:00pm

It may not be a quote per se, but every time we arrive to see that it's blowing its tits off, the shout of 'BIG MORK' goes out across the dinghy park.

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lucy Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 04 at 2:06pm

 When we sail, the wind strengths get graded as:

The Light Stuff: 0-10 knots

The Right Stuff: 11-25 knots

The White Stuff: 26 + knots

The border between the right stuff & the white stuff clearly depends on where you sail...  

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Another one from a dead pan member of a major sail loft

Crew1 - What are we doing after the next mark
Crew2 - Putting the kite up and gybing

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Sails Man - You generally do downwind

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris Noble Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 8:19pm

Heard during an awesome aussi skiff vid

(picture ; 18 foot skiff pitch poling into massive swell)

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote lozza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 04 at 9:14am

the 505 class used to have the catch phrase:

Life's a reach, then you gybe!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote grahamd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 05 at 12:07am

Attributed to Paul Elvstrom, when another competitor told him he was lucky to be on the right side of the course when the wind came in:

"The more I practice, the luckier I get"

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jamie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 05 at 2:11am

It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.

I found that one attributed to Arnold Palmer on the site it's linked to, But Iv'e no Idea who said it first.

 

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