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Our most recent capsize compilation.  Because if you can't laugh at yourself, whom can you laugh at?

 

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Heh. Why *not* helm  & crew from the drink, is what I always say

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Wow, that's gotta be exhausting. :D

 

Seen a novice 49er crew on YT once, they were sailing in much lighter conditions and they must've capsized about this many times over the same time frame, only difference is that it probably wasn't even a compilation and they didn't have such nice runs between the capsizes. It was recorded from a masthead camera if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find it. It was hilarious. Has anyone seen it?

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I was kinda hoping for a superman in the "lets try to waterstart this bitch" sequence, but the crew has to keep a hand on the main.  next time!

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Been there, done all of that, numerous times!  I can say, 'Not sure I'd have kept at it as long as you guys did in a single day'.  As you said, great training for SF Worlds where the breeze will be bigger as will the ways - by a lot!

 

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love days like that. well, seeings how its been like four years since i've sailed a dinghy, i'd love to go out and flail around again...

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1 hour ago, blunderfull said:

You guys look stiff from the cold.  What were the air/water temps?

Next time bring the brandy.

pft, its not frostbiting till you need to squeeze camcleats shut. you know, because the ice keeps them from reclosing on their own

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55 minutes ago, mustang__1 said:

pft, its not frostbiting till you need to squeeze camcleats shut. you know, because the ice keeps them from reclosing on their own

...and the bow painter is frozen to the deck.

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1 minute ago, blunderfull said:

...and the bow painter is frozen to the deck.

thats not a very nice thing to call your crew 

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cam cleats you say?

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Must be 20+ bullet blocks scattered around and enough cams for a fleet.   Lotta fun  tweaking those in 20 kts and 40 degs.

Launcher looks like an old Etchells boom.   Nasty.

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3 hours ago, Ben G said:

Could this be the, ah, target manoeuvre?

 

 

Very close. The Superman is a waterstart with the crew away from the boat, boat goes upright, crew launches and lands on the rail. Bonus points for landing on their feet.

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Hey you two, don't give up, you will get it! My son and I have gone through the same thing with US 1112. 67 capsizes in one summer!

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14 hours ago, blunderfull said:

You guys look stiff from the cold.  What were the air/water temps?

Next time bring the brandy.

With our steamer wetsuits, the air and water didn't feel too cold. 

The bulk of our poor performance was due to being rusty (a month since our last sail), and being tired (slower, poor judgment).

The water was extremely flat, with some ridiculous puff/lulls.

I swear we're normally much better than this...

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2 hours ago, Raz'r said:

Very close. The Superman is a waterstart with the crew away from the boat, boat goes upright, crew launches and lands on the rail. Bonus points for landing on their feet.

I love it when the recoveries go like that!  Sadly it would have involved me picking up the jib sheet after handing the mainsheet off at the bear-away...

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10 hours ago, Matt D said:

The water was extremely flat, with some ridiculous puff/lulls.

Exactly the opposite of the Berkeley Circle.  Steady 15-22kts but with short stiff chop especially on an ebb tide.  Make sure your footstraps are rock solid!

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10 minutes ago, Irrational 14 said:

And bring a snorkel. Oh, and plenty of pain killers.

Hmm, maybe we should have ibuprofen available with the daily keg....

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35 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Hmm, maybe we should have ibuprofen available with the daily keg....

lol.  Not a bad idea!

 

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1 hour ago, Raz'r said:

Hmm, maybe we should have ibuprofen available with the daily keg....

The guy doing this at the North Americans was a true gentleman - never got to thank him.  Cruising the dinghy park after racing with a wheelbarrow full of ice, beer, rums, and vitamin i.  What a saint.

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On November 7, 2017 at 8:31 PM, Skaf said:

Exactly the opposite of the Berkeley Circle.  Steady 15-22kts but with short stiff chop especially on an ebb tide.  Make sure your footstraps are rock solid!

Does a 14 turtle like a 505 does? The fleet went through a lot of masts at the 2009 worlds on the circle.

your sail home to RIchmond will be a lot nicer than ours was to St. Francis.

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