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Top advice ever given

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Topic: Top advice ever given
Posted By: tink
Subject: Top advice ever given
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 7:51pm
Lots of doooooom and glooooom on this rather active and interesting forum so

Best bit of advice you have ever been given, probably better sailing related 

Will start with two (from the same person at different clubs and a few years apart)

  • Pull the the Cunningham on when tacking an IC
  • Join in the racing, it makes you go where you donít want to go




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Tink
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http://proasail.blogspot.com



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Posted By: sargesail
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 8:14pm
Donít bear away (in strong breeze) until thereís a wave to bear away with


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 8:23pm
Duck.

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Robert


Posted By: tink
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 8:39pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Duck.

Always go to avoid ducks, especially when you can see their legs.


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Tink
https://tinkboats.wordpress.com/

http://proasail.blogspot.com


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 8:48pm
And even more important when you can see their 'Parsons Nose'

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 8:56pm
Keep out th'oss road and watch fo't trams

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Robert


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 8:57pm
Don't eat that yellow snow.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 9:01pm


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Robert


Posted By: Do Different
Date Posted: 09 Nov 19 at 11:35pm
An experienced Contender helm I knew used to sail around shouting "more kicker" at people, at the time I thought he was messing with our minds but now I think he was probably giving good advice.


Posted By: ian.r.mcdonald
Date Posted: 10 Nov 19 at 6:22pm
Originally posted by Do Different

An experienced Contender helm I knew used to sail around shouting "more kicker" at people, at the time I thought he was messing with our minds but now I think he was probably giving good advice.


Having squeezed under a few Contender booms myself , he was probably jealous of anyone with enough space!


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 10 Nov 19 at 6:31pm
Sell it for more than you pay for it.

Business fundamental 101

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Posted By: tink
Date Posted: 10 Nov 19 at 7:01pm
Originally posted by iGRF

Sell it for more than you pay for it.

Business fundamental 101

Never quite managed to do that 


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Tink
https://tinkboats.wordpress.com/

http://proasail.blogspot.com


Posted By: Oinks
Date Posted: 10 Nov 19 at 7:19pm
"Buy an RS400...you won't regret it".

Less class specific..."It's never as a bad as [flogging sails] it sounds waiting to launch". And...

"If you aren't OCS once in a while, you're not trying hard enough"

I'm not too sure about this one "Demand your rights in the loudest voice possible...most people just get out of the way". That was my Dad...it was the way things worked in our house!


Posted By: Oatsandbeans
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 12:00pm
I was told by a good sailor that when gybing ( they were talking about a RS200), the trick was "not to let the main out).At the time I didn't get it at all, and went off on my merry way and kept falling in on gybes. Only when I had made some progress ( and done lots of swimming) did I realise what they meant by the " don't let the main out". They had worked out that if they gybe with the main in they didn't capsize, but when they did let the main out they did capsize. I now understand why. If you keep your boat speed up through the gybe the apparent wind stays forward and the main can be kept in. If you lose boat speed through the gybe, the apparent wind goes behind and the rig loads up. You then have to dump the main, then the gybe then becomes tricky quite quickly. So it wasn't the act of keeping the main in that was the trick it was keeping the boat speed up that allowed you to keep the main in.


Posted By: ian.r.mcdonald
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 5:24pm
Dont start thinking about what could go wrong when going into a high wind gybe- because it will


Posted By: Oatsandbeans
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 6:43pm
I agree the best ones just seem to happen without trying too much


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 6:58pm
Best capsizes, too.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 8:24pm
Don't go racing flat out into shallow waters.

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Robert


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 8:28pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Don't go racing flat out into shallow waters.
Unless you have lifting foils Wink

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Nov 19 at 8:58pm
Cherub Smile with dagger board pushed below floor level LOL

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Robert


Posted By: ohFFsake
Date Posted: 18 Nov 19 at 8:41am
"If you are sailing in the wrong direction, the last thing you need is a fast boat"

also

"Good boat speed makes you a tactical genius"



Posted By: fudheid
Date Posted: 18 Nov 19 at 8:46am
flat is fast

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Cheers you

only me from over the sea......


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 18 Nov 19 at 10:31am
Never be without a pencil.

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Robert


Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 18 Nov 19 at 12:36pm
When sailing at Grafham.. 'Go right....until it is time to go left'

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Paul
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D-Zero GBR 74



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