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OK guys, gybing in 3,2,... :)

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Was it Atefooterz who posted all sorts of cool stuff like that some years back?

What do you call the squaresail spinnaker?

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This craft looks similar to the classic Australian 18 foot skiffs.   Same Australian design philosophy, "Get a sensible little boat and put way, way too much sail on it.  Then find a way to extend the mast, boom and sprit and put a lot more sail onto it."   These are still raced in Sydney Harbor, alongside the modern ones.  I had the good fortune to be invited to sail on one two years ago when they brought three of the 18's to Annapolis to race against the Sandbaggers, Bull and Bear.   I spent a day on Aberdare with an experienced Australian skipper and seven good sailors all on a classic 18 for the 1st time.  Our skipper was terrific, and while very patient, we did learn many new Australian words not suitable for print.  These boats are truly nuts with 20' spinnaker poles, 15'  booms, and a 6' boom extension.   When running for the finish line, the boats have a projected beam of 40', which makes hailing for room in a close race a tense proposition.   It was great fun, and very challenging.  Hats off to the sailors that can really make boats like this go around the course quickly.  

https://www.sydneyflyingsquadron.com.au/sailing/18-footers/

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Plus:  Think of the sheer weight of sails in those days, made out of natural fibres.

Sailors had cojones back in 1894 to put those boats around a course on a Spring day in Sydney.

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9 hours ago, Champlain Sailor said:

This craft looks similar to the classic Australian 18 foot skiffs.   Same Australian design philosophy, "Get a sensible little boat and put way, way too much sail on it.  Then find a way to extend the mast, boom and sprit and put a lot more sail onto it."   These are still raced in Sydney Harbor, alongside the modern ones.  I had the good fortune to be invited to sail on one two years ago when they brought three of the 18's to Annapolis to race against the Sandbaggers, Bull and Bear.   I spent a day on Aberdare with an experienced Australian skipper and seven good sailors all on a classic 18 for the 1st time.  Our skipper was terrific, and while very patient, we did learn many new Australian words not suitable for print.  These boats are truly nuts with 20' spinnaker poles, 15'  booms, and a 6' boom extension.   When running for the finish line, the boats have a projected beam of 40', which makes hailing for room in a close race a tense proposition.   It was great fun, and very challenging.  Hats off to the sailors that can really make boats like this go around the course quickly.  

https://www.sydneyflyingsquadron.com.au/sailing/18-footers/

they are are the predeccessors of the 18s, which locked in as a class a little later

 

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This was racing in the Bay to Bay this year. Photo by Julie Geldard

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Classic 18 Mistake. two different builders port and starboard sides do not match up

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Over canvassing a small boat is nothing new. Been done all over the world. Extreme sandbaggers and Chesapeake Bay log canoes come to mind as just two examples. 

 

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Ran across a fleet of these things sailing in Martinique. Seems everyone just loves to pile on sail.

2578-Yellow sail with crew hiking out.jpg

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On 7/13/2019 at 11:29 AM, wingssail said:

Ran across a fleet of these things sailing in Martinique. Seems everyone just loves to pile on sail.

2578-Yellow sail with crew hiking out.jpg

Def gives a new meaning to 'hike bitchez'

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patiki-kahurangi.jpg

Not so overcanvassed but not exactly lacking.

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