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At the start what is the opinion on a bow person standing or kneeling? 

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We've had some stupid fucking question on these forums, but that one's cirtainly a challenger.

 

If your bowman can't work out how to stand up...

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9 minutes ago, European Bloke said:

We've had some stupid fucking question on these forums, but that one's cirtainly a challenger.

 

If your bowman can't work out how to stand up...

still giggling

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They say there is no such thing as a stupid question.

But I have to question that.

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Wow. So much love already!!! I am overwhelmed with ..?! :rolleyes: 

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At the start?  bowman should GET OFF THE F'ING BOW

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Is the spinnaker red, white, and blue striped with little white stars? If so they should certainly be standing. 

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depends...how tall are you?

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i think it depends on the type of sailing shoes the bow person is wearing. some are more slippery than others, so kneeling may be required.

what type of sailing shoes does this bow person wear?

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I only expect my bowman to go down on one knee when he greets me. I know that on some boats the owner expects the bowman to go down on both knees to get a ride. That kind of behaviour can leave a bad taste in the crews mouth. 

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59 minutes ago, full circle said:

i think it depends on the type of sailing shoes the bow person is wearing. some are more slippery than others, so kneeling may be required.

what type of sailing shoes does this bow person wear?

If your bowman is wearing depends that could be the problem...............

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11 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

I only expect my bowman to go down on one knee when he greets me. I know that on some boats the owner expects the bowman to go down on both knees to get a ride. That kind of behaviour can leave a bad taste in the crews mouth. 

I thought the tradition was the bowman went down on the owners daughter?

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5 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

I thought the tradition was the bowman went down on the owners daughter?

That was before TP 52’s were invented.

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36 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

I thought the tradition was the bowman went down on the owners daughter?

No - it is the other way around

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Boy, ask one stupid question...

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Be no good if he is standing or kneeing if the "bow fell off":rolleyes:.....bring on John Clark.B)

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2 hours ago, LB 15 said:

I only expect my bowman to go down on one knee when he greets me. I know that on some boats the owner expects the bowman to go down on both knees to get a ride. That kind of behaviour can leave a bad taste in the crews mouth. 

They say pineapple juice can help with that. 

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It is a standing issue if the race is standing  and depends  if you can stand him standing.

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With or without the Mt. Gay cap?

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On 3/13/2020 at 11:00 AM, Cat97 said:

At the start what is the opinion on a bow person standing or kneeling? 

 

if your starts are that bad and you're trying to blame the bowman,  you might be in the wrong sport...

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How about prone or reclining? Those options permit the bowperson to lower their blood pressure during the hectic pre-start sequence. See, these for examples, and please take note the absence of Mt. Gay hats:

 

 

 

Reclining.jpg

Prone.jpg

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On 3/13/2020 at 12:39 PM, SloopJonB said:

They say there is no such thing as a stupid question.

But I have to question that.

There is no such thing as a stupid question, but there are stupid people that ask questions.

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On 3/14/2020 at 2:00 AM, Cat97 said:

At the start what is the opinion on a bow person standing or kneeling? 

I have a recurring dream about Sophie Ciszek or Liz Wardley doing my bow. In which case I still wouldn't be able to tell you from my position of being wrapped around their ankle like an errant puppy making those stupid unintelligible grunting sounds one makes when they're feeling all warm and fuzzy.  

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What about: “On all fours, puking dark’n’stormies through the pulpit” ...? 

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Based on recent J Boat video it looks like they should be running like hell toward the back of the boat.

(I only post this because no one got hurt...seriously).

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