FishAintBiting

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  1. Sounds like an amerikan car- put a big engine in and of course it'll go fast
  2. Tried a low riding moth, at 330mm hull width with an aluminium mast, in under 6 knots of wind. Not impossible but had to really take notice of what was going on and couldn't expect it to just happen on demand. No nightmare, just a great challenge!
  3. Except rain. or bowling underarm
  4. At a price! 😳
  5. If the Cup goes to the UK (and that's still a big if) BA and Martin Whitmarsh said there would be a 100% Nationality Rule inserted for AC 36 so no more shopping for Spithill to other Teams winning the AC. Percy & Brittle from AR would likely come over to BAR to defend it and the Kiwis but especially the Aussies could have their own Team with Spithill, Slingsby and Langford heading a complete Australian Team. Would like to see this sport be more encouraging of all people, so need to have mixed crews on every boat too (plus the 100% nationality rule). It is the characters that make it interesting and this would give it, imho, give add much to this. Fish
  6. If I were to plan a trip to Australia to include one RS Aero regatta there - which regatta should it be? If you love coffee then please note- Melbourne is where the world's best coffee can be found :-)
  7. Wow, this is awfully public. For the sake of novelty, I'll answer these questions in reverse order. ... I now submit myself to the storm of justified "buy an ad" comments. In my defence, he very clearly asked. DRC Dave, As far as I am concerned neither you (DRC) or SC need to buy ads here, you both add way to much to this website with your openness and your passion for sailing. I think the best way to put it is like this. Happy sailing, Fish
  8. ... Maybe the old farts (like me) need to empower groups of kids and then just back off and let 'em have fun. +1
  9. Perhaps the reason is--> you are a P.O.M.E.?
  10. Should say- that with my "+1" comes lack of time in the modern age!
  11. Facinating that your Neanderthalic cognitive capabilities are still shining! Boat and wind speeds in Knots, surely you are clever enough to communicate with the whole world!
  12. Butt is definitely over the edge. First minute the boat didn't look to be sailed that flat, second minute an improvement. Not sure you are holding the tiller extension well, looks awkward. Keep at it!
  13. I agree that should always be taught to anyone learning to sail. And I appreciate where you're coming from. And I certainly would never suggest for anyone else to not wear a PFD. But we're going to have to agree to disagree about exceptions to this general rule when (1) a fit sailor w/ decent skills is (2) in very chill conditions. Baby can't be put in a corner forever; the freedom of the speedo has to be let loose at some point. It's your call. I always wear one on a dinghy in wind (been out for a swim with my wife when they're was no wind in summer and obviously we weren't wearing pdf, but always one stayed on the boat) It's more a feeling than a necessity. I feel naked without pdf when sailing. It's like the bicycle helmet. I'm so used to it, that it feels strange not to wear one. The other question to ask - how far can I swim? Now prove yourself by doing this in open water, much tougher than in a pool! I can do 1,000m in the pool but this is not continuous swimming either. Can you make it to shore?
  14. I agree that should always be taught to anyone learning to sail. And I appreciate where you're coming from. And I certainly would never suggest for anyone else to not wear a PFD. But we're going to have to agree to disagree about exceptions to this general rule when (1) a fit sailor w/ decent skills is (2) in very chill conditions. Baby can't be put in a corner forever; the freedom of the speedo has to be let loose at some point. IMHO I'd be more than a little cautious about about your own self belief and ability to do without a PFD, this is with respect to "w/ decent skills". Haven't been inspired yet by anything you've shown so far. In the past when sailing an International 14 and also an 18foot skiff, I never used a PFD BUT there was someone else with the boat (either 1 or 2 others respectively) and the racing had officers observing what was going on. What happens if you are knocked out cold by the boom? Have had a surfboard knock me out years ago and came-to face down in the water. Very luck to have survived that. A little caution and a PFD when sailing solo would be a wise call. Good luck, Fish PS - Budgie Smugglers should be banned and our previous PM who wore these shot!