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BASE jumping from the mast

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It's all fun and games until you get caught up in the rigging and hit the deck. :o

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Pretty hard to do in a U20 or VX-one or .... :rolleyes:

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What ever happened to spinnaker flying? We had a blast doing that from our mothership when at Antigua Race Week racing the old 12 Meter Heritage. Nearly unlimited hang time, and never killed anyone. A gust can flip you well above the masthead though and you have to fight the urge to bail out.

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It's all fun and games until you get caught up in the rigging and hit the deck. :o

that's what insurance is for?

 

I've seen people bend spreaders doing this (w/o parachutes).

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What ever happened to spinnaker flying? We had a blast doing that from our mothership when at Antigua Race Week racing the old 12 Meter Heritage. Nearly unlimited hang time, and never killed anyone. A gust can flip you well above the masthead though and you have to fight the urge to bail out.

Explain the game?

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Speaking of?

 

It's all fun and games until you get caught up in the rigging and hit the deck. :o

that's what insurance is for?

I've seen people bend spreaders doing this (w/o parachutes).

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Pretty hard to do in a U20 or VX-one or .... :rolleyes:

Just getting one of those boats up there would be an adventure.............

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That's a pretty nice ride...

 

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What ever happened to spinnaker flying? We had a blast doing that from our mothership when at Antigua Race Week racing the old 12 Meter Heritage. Nearly unlimited hang time, and never killed anyone. A gust can flip you well above the masthead though and you have to fight the urge to bail out.

Explain the game?

It's a game you play when at anchor. Basically you sit in a sling or bosuns chair tied to the two clews of symmetrical spinnaker, and let it lift you up in the air. Someone holds a tag line on the boat just keep you from getting launched and to retrieve the spinnaker when you bail out.

 

Here's a sample.

 

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What ever happened to spinnaker flying? We had a blast doing that from our mothership when at Antigua Race Week racing the old 12 Meter Heritage. Nearly unlimited hang time, and never killed anyone. A gust can flip you well above the masthead though and you have to fight the urge to bail out.

Explain the game?

It's a game you play when at anchor. Basically you sit in a sling or bosuns chair tied to the two clews of symmetrical spinnaker, and let it lift you up in the air. Someone holds a tag line on the boat just keep you from getting launched and to retrieve the spinnaker when you bail out.

 

Here's a sample.

 

 

 

Good times. Anchor (or grab mooring) from the stern. Put the bosuns chair on a snatch block on the line between the clews so you can swing back and forth and collapse the kite from in the chair.

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next he should try bungee jumping!

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The "game" of spinnaker flying is you anchor off Kaanapali and have a one of your crew like Big Jef in the seat when some girls swim out from the beach and hop into the kite-saddle. Now, weighing less than half what Mr. Big does, hilarity ensues...Eeeeek !

 

Oh yeah, watch for anchor-dragging as heavier riders 'power up' the rig !

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Spin flying can be dangerous - too much halyard out and you can get tangled and drowned if the kite collapses.

Not enough halyard out and in a lull you can come flying into the hulll. there's a reason why a lot of Race Weeks ban the practice

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With enough redbull u can do anything.

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Spin flying can indeed can be dangerous in areas where the wind is puffy. Used to do it off Waikiki a lot. We stopped doing it after someone on another boat went through a lull and then a big puff jacked them about 40 feet in the air and deposited them onto the bow of their boat. Didn't kill them but I think the guy was pretty messed up.

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There is always Dinghy Flingy:

 

 

No wind necessary. Dinghy driver pulls the kill as soon as flyer lets go.

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It was novel, and therefore presumed entertaining for sailors. That's all...

 

I forgot that these days it's necessary/expected to add the standard disclaimer. "WARNING: The following features stunts performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals. Accordingly, no one should attempt to re-create or re-enact any stunt or activity performed in this video."

 

Better?

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There is always Dinghy Flingy:

 

 

 

No wind necessary. Dinghy driver pulls the kill as soon as flyer lets go.

Even if the driver 'pulls the kill', still seems like looking for trouble tying a halyard to the back of a tender and driving off, no?

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