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This kid ROCKS!

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So I was surfing Youtube seeing if there were videos from anyone else manly enough to sail their boats in Seattle last Saturday (40kn gusting to 50), and I came across this. Holy crap, ever seen an Opti leave a wake like that?

 

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That kid is a hell of a sailor. He wasn't the only one out there either.

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That's cool. Not often you get to see, "extreme", and, "opti", in the same sentence.

 

 

But you should really see some of the top opti sailors work their boats downwind in a breeze with a big swell. Very impressive.

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Can't see the video. The caption says it is not available in my country (Italy) because of some copyright bullshit.

Do you have another link to it, on another site or another youtube page?

Cheers

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Daiquiri: Find "Hola" unblocker.

It lets you pretend you are in a different country.

I used it to watch America's Cup live streaming.

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Helluva sailor, regardless of age... He's welcome here anytime.

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Loved how the kid smiled as he was hauling ass! Great video.....

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Daiquiri: Find "Hola" unblocker.

It lets you pretend you are in a different country.

I used it to watch America's Cup live streaming.

 

Thanks for the hint. I'll check it out.

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Helluva sailor, regardless of age... He's welcome here anytime.

except asking him to show us his gf;'s tits may be a bit uncomfortable ;-)

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Helluva sailor, regardless of age... He's welcome here anytime.

except asking him to show us his gf;'s tits may be a bit uncomfortable ;-)

I thought maybe we could wave that criteria.... I know PERISH the thought.

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I found myself grinning uncontrollably as that kid hauled ass.

 

Good on the parents to let him rock it out. This is not a pussification of America thread!!

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So I was surfing Youtube seeing if there were videos from anyone else manly enough to sail their boats in Seattle last Saturday (40kn gusting to 50), and I came across this. Holy crap, ever seen an Opti leave a wake like that?

 

That's awesome, but it wasn't blowing 40 with gusts to 50, hate to burst your bubble

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That's awesome, but it wasn't blowing 40 with gusts to 50, hate to burst your bubble

 

I was at Shilshole that morning waiting to race (race was cancelled, for good reason). We were watching the reads off the West Point Buoy. 'twas indeed reporting 40's gusting into the 50's. We chickened out, sort of, and sailed on Lake Union instead. Not sure what time this video was taken, I'm guessing later in the afternoon when things simmered down a little.

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I'll buy that. It just looks to be a bit flat for it to be blowing that hard.

The kid has more balls than me.

 

That's awesome, but it wasn't blowing 40 with gusts to 50, hate to burst your bubble

 

I was at Shilshole that morning waiting to race (race was cancelled, for good reason). We were watching the reads off the West Point Buoy. 'twas indeed reporting 40's gusting into the 50's. We chickened out, sort of, and sailed on Lake Union instead. Not sure what time this video was taken, I'm guessing later in the afternoon when things simmered down a little.

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Can't see the video. The caption says it is not available in my country (Italy) because of some copyright bullshit.

Do you have another link to it, on another site or another youtube page?

Cheers

 

actually since the melges 32 incident the opti's have put Italy on the PNG list :)

 

On a related note I was talking to star sailor last summer who was down in Miami a few years ago and it was apparently too windy for stars and some other classes, but the opti's still went out. those kids can really rock those boats.

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That bail was impressive. He didn't even flinch, just did what he had to do and kept rocking.

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Probably Owen Timms. O. Timms originally posted on youtube

 

Kid's great!

 

 

Owen Timms 19146 Optimist *, * Corinthian Yacht Club

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That's pretty normal for optikds - I checked the usoda directory and this is Owen Timms from Olympia, WA .

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Probably Owen Timms. O. Timms originally posted on youtube

 

Kid's great!

 

 

Owen Timms 19146 Optimist *, * Corinthian Yacht Club

Same name I found.

 

Great video, awesome sailor! I loved the bailing-steering-trimming-hiking too. ORTUSA should sign him now...

 

Owen-Timms-standing-300x218.jpeg

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If anyone has a club affiliation or other address for Owen, please let me know so I can fire some swag off to the badass.

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That is my 12 year old son, Owen Timms. He's happiest when he's sailing and the windier the better.

The SYC Opti kids sailed from 11:00 until 2:00 that very windy Sunday.

 

Send the swag to:

 

Owen Timms

℅ SYC Junior Sailing

1807 E Hamlin St

Seattle, WA

98112

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That is my 12 year old son, Owen Timms. He's happiest when he's sailing and the windier the better.

 

Sounds like you're doing it right.

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awesome, mr. timms! you should be proud of that kid. mine are busy playing minecraft. fuck.

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If anyone has a club affiliation or other address for Owen, please let me know so I can fire some swag off to the badass.

 

Can confirm this is Owen, I coached him a bit back home. A great sailor and a hell of a good kid. He'll be going places.

 

P.S. He did the editing for the entire video as well.

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That is my 12 year old son, Owen Timms. He's happiest when he's sailing and the windier the better.

 

Sounds like you're doing it right.

Very very right.

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That is my 12 year old son, Owen Timms. He's happiest when he's sailing and the windier the better.

The SYC Opti kids sailed from 11:00 until 2:00 that very windy Sunday.

Congrats on raising a sailing rock star!

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Well done Owen and his parents.

 

Now. Where are all those wankers who reckon USA kids don't sail because Optis are shit?

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Sail ON Owen !!!

 

Larry Ellison should see this !!!!

 

I can tell you are doing this purely for the LOVE of it !!!

 

The look on your face says it ALL...

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I can verify Owen Tims is the sailor in this video, My name is Jack Holbrook and I am on the same sail team (Seattle Yacht Club Race Team) as this talented sailor, but you guys already knew that. I'd just like to give props to Owen for delivering an awesome video that got the credit it deserved! Also on behalf the team I would like to thank coach Cameron Hoard who is great for letting us go out and practice in these gnarly conditions... even when we break stuff

 

-cheers

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It wasnt 50, 40, or even 30 like the front page says. But it was mid 20s and that

kid was kicking ass. Great balance and control and awareness. A natural. nice!

 

I'll buy that. It just looks to be a bit flat for it to be blowing that hard.

The kid has more balls than me.

 

That's awesome, but it wasn't blowing 40 with gusts to 50, hate to burst your bubble

 

I was at Shilshole that morning waiting to race (race was cancelled, for good reason). We were watching the reads off the West Point Buoy. 'twas indeed reporting 40's gusting into the 50's. We chickened out, sort of, and sailed on Lake Union instead. Not sure what time this video was taken, I'm guessing later in the afternoon when things simmered down a little.

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It wasnt 50, 40, or even 30 like the front page says. But it was mid 20s and that

kid was kicking ass. Great balance and control and awareness. A natural. nice!

It was blowing 50 in the original post's last Saturday. I don't think this video is from that day.

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If you ever get a chance to see a USODA Team Trials, US National Team Practice or IODA event you should check it out. Everyone PooPoo's the Optimist but the fundamentals these kids have fine-tuned is phenomenal. They are really to the point where the boat handling and straight line speed is innate and they're actually able to keep their heads out the boat and manage a racecourse.

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This is cool. It makes me feel good. Right on Owen.

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This high wind business is actually a real feature of Optis. My first sailing was at RVYC at about age 11. There was one day in the week course when it was doing Vancouver's summer 20 knot thing and they kept in all the 420s, Lasers and Flying Juniors. But, we Opti sailors went out in conditions when it was just about possible to plane. I think this is the single thing that made me think sailing is awesome and I want to do it for the rest of my life. Anyway props to Owen and the SYC team for going out in mad conditions.

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If you ever get a chance to see a USODA Team Trials, US National Team Practice or IODA event you should check it out. Everyone PooPoo's the Optimist but the fundamentals these kids have fine-tuned is phenomenal. They are really to the point where the boat handling and straight line speed is innate and they're actually able to keep their heads out the boat and manage a racecourse.

I don't think most here 'poo-poo' the Optimist as a place to start a very young sailor. But it's clear young sailors need (a series of) boats to graduate/progress through if they're ever going to become adult sailors & boatowners. I am sure you've seen the stat "by age 22, 95% of them have quit sailing" - though I've lost track of where it originated. Doesn't bode well for the future of sailing...

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It was blowing 25 knots with gusts into the lower 30s yesterday off of Shilshole. We saw a fleet of Optis go out around 10:30 or 11am. I hope that means we'll get another video.

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Owen received his swag. Thanks, Sailing Anarchy, you were very generous. He's wearing it proudly!

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Owen received his swag. Thanks, Sailing Anarchy, you were very generous. He's wearing it proudly!

 

 

sweet... just don't let him read some of these threads..

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Owen received his swag. Thanks, Sailing Anarchy, you were very generous. He's wearing it proudly!

 

 

sweet... just don't let him read some of these threads..

 

...until he has a girlfriend who is at least 18...

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Congrats Timms, There is nothing so great as seeing your kid tackle high wind in his/ her own boat. My daughter out grew (5'8" 150lbs) her opti at 12 years. She grabed my collar and demanded a laser. A year ago she (13) was out with the Seattle laser Fleet frostbiters, giving it go in the low 20's.

her christmas list is a starting watch and a new spray top.

Yes, i know i'm bragging, sorry.

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That is my 12 year old son, Owen Timms. He's happiest when he's sailing and the windier the better.

The SYC Opti kids sailed from 11:00 until 2:00 that very windy Sunday.

 

Send the swag to:

 

Owen Timms

℅ SYC Junior Sailing

1807 E Hamlin St

Seattle, WA

98112

I knew a kid named Owen that sailed in anything- always trying to go faster or end with a bigger wipeout- if you told him he couldn't do something you all but guaranteed he'd try. I'm not sure how his parents didn't lose their minds---- I should call my mom and thank her for not killing me...

 

Great vid! Great little sailor-

 

Cheers-

Owen

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If anyone has a club affiliation or other address for Owen, please let me know so I can fire some swag off to the badass.

 

Can confirm this is Owen, I coached him a bit back home. A great sailor and a hell of a good kid. He'll be going places.

 

P.S. He did the editing for the entire video as well.

 

He's a great sailor, edits his own video and is a great guy!

Clean, we have found your replacement.

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This is ridiculously great. That kid is a better sailor than I will ever be. Go you man! Now I need a gopro for my 2.5ksb so I can show off how fast I WISH I could be going.

Keep on keepin' on man, you give a lot of folks something to look up to.

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