Admiral Hornblower

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    Sailing and wooden boat building

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  1. Admiral Hornblower

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    So that thing can go 25mph for 2 miles! No freakin way.
  2. Admiral Hornblower

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    Is this a Raven?!
  3. Admiral Hornblower

    Force 5 sailing downwind

    thanks! Very helpful.
  4. Admiral Hornblower

    2020 Sam Myers Memorial Regatta

    Sam Myers results are in! https://www.pymatuningsailingclub.com/wp-content/uploads/SamMyers2020Results.pdf Great photos of the event https://www.amorisenyfineart.com/Sailing/Sam-Myers-Memorial-Regatta-September-12-13-2020/n-RZ6mxq/ make shure to check out the pics towards the end of the gallery!
  5. Admiral Hornblower

    Force 5 sailing downwind

    Thanks! I am quite pleased with my results this weekend, considering this is my first regatta, and that there were some quite good sailors that I was up against. One of them has won Cleveland Race Week three times! Not surprisingly he came 1st, winning 3 out of 4 races on Saturday. Sadly, racing on Sunday had to be canceled do to very heavy rain. The wind was great though! 18 kts + 3ft waves. The whole Force 5 fleet had turned out since the weather looked like it would be possible to run a couple races, but, the rain came and scared everybody back to the club. Wet to the skin and looking like drowned rats More pics here https://www.amorisenyfineart.com/Sailing/Sam-Myers-Memorial-Regatta-September-12-13-2020/n-RZ6mxq/ Any way, I ended up with a 5th, 7th, 5th and 3rd. I am still kicking myself about that 3rd, it was soooo close to being a second, I had lead him for the entire race with him hot on my heels, but a bad tack right at the finish line caused him to slip past and take second from out of my grasp. Grrrrr...at least he only crossed a couple feet in front though... The 7th place was due to overstanding the windward mark by like 100 feet( so concentrated on going upwind on port I wasn't watching were I was going) and hitting the leeward mark. In one of the 5th places I was over the line early. But managed to to overtake half the fleet downwind. A fun regatta with good wind and beautiful weather( on Saturday!) And the first time I have ever sailed in a one-design fleet! Much more fun than PY racing.
  6. Admiral Hornblower

    Finn rigging

  7. Admiral Hornblower

    Most fun on a Laser

  8. Admiral Hornblower

    Force 5 sailing downwind

    I did! But some said I could sail one of their Force 5s for our annual regatta, so, since there was going to be such a good fleet, I accepted his offer. I'm now trying sap as much info I can about the Force 5 before this weekend!
  9. Admiral Hornblower

    Force 5 sailing downwind

    Can the same techniques that are used on the laser downwind ( s-turning) be also used on the force 5? I have heard that the Force 5 is more prone to death rolling than the laser... I will be sailing a Force 5 this weekend at our club's annual regatta, and the wind is supposed to be 8-10 gusting 20... I feel a little nervous about s- turning and extreme rolling when the wind is that gusty.. Thoughts? simply put, I just would like to know what the F5 champion level downwind techniques are.
  10. Admiral Hornblower

    Force 5 sailing downwind

    Can the same techniques that are used on the laser downwind ( s-turning) be also used on the force 5? I have heard that the Force 5 is more prone to death rolling than the laser... I will be sailing a Force 5 this weekend at our club's annual regatta, and the wind is supposed to be 8-10 gusting 20... I feel a little nervous about s- turning and extreme rolling when the wind is that gusty.. Thoughts? simply put, I just would like to know what the F5 champion level downwind techniques are.
  11. Admiral Hornblower

    Sailing tips for rusty sailor getting Topaz Taz?

    Sailaboattv https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKm_baDjo5RBscjnQL7lYgQ
  12. Admiral Hornblower

    Laser Sailing Videos

  13. Admiral Hornblower

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    awesome video
  14. Admiral Hornblower

    Worst/scariest moment in a dinghy?

  15. Admiral Hornblower

    Hi, new member. Shopping for a small boat.

    Just buy the Taz and get sailing