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  1. thengling

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Maybe referring to the unmanned boats?
  2. thengling

    caption contest

    When your crew is lightweight, one must take certain measures.
  3. thengling

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    [Mark #2] "Before start we discussed many options, among the skippers, what to do to deal with storm situations. Throwing warps over board and trawl heavy stuff and so. To keep the stern in the wind and break waves before they reach you. Well, I thought a lot and pondered these problems. But I quickly saw the boat wasn’t behaving in a sound way with that stuff behind the boat. So I decided halfway the storm to pull the 200 meter lines and everything back on board. That was much better! ... I will never ever again drag lines or anything for that matter, behind the boat whilst being in a storm. ..." The idea of dragging gear to break waves might work in theory if the period and amplitude of the waves were less than the size of the gear -- to say this was not the case in those conditions would be an understatement.
  4. thengling

    What Not to do on a Dinghy

    Not a dinghy -- but if the link above didn't work for you try this.
  5. thengling

    Gay Test

    Shouldn't matter -- so long it qualifies for content on the "Dinghy" forum
  6. thengling

    Bend in Laser mast Lower question

    ...from turtling, maybe?
  7. thengling

    From Cats to Dinghies...Hopefully.

    Well, what about a Lightning? Designed for three, but known to be sailed single-handed on occasion.
  8. thengling

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Ocean fare in style: For lunch - flying fish ceviche w/ coco rice & a drop of Rhone Valley white?
  9. Be sure to post a picture when you raise sail. Interested to see how it interacts (or not) with the yard.
  10. I donno, go for it. Or go with a self tacking foresail. Either way you'll need a sprit. Check with the South Bay Scooter Club, close by. They might have a recommendation?
  11. thengling

    Old Dead El Toro Wanted (from Sailing Forum)

    Hard aground is a good idea. I hear that an El Toro is best not left unattended.
  12. thengling

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    V11 in last position now
  13. thengling

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Panache: flamboyant confidence of style or manner. What better way to win the race.
  14. thengling

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Sun coming out. Glorious!
  15. thengling

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    DF with both daggers up.