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#1 MidPack

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:40 PM

Something new to do between races...



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

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



#3 SHNOOL

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:16 PM

+1



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

lame



#5 DennisY

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

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



#6 Rasputin22

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

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. 



#7 Bill's Sock Puppet

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

That's a pretty nice ride...

 



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

So much fun!  Used to LOVE spinnaker flying.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:35 PM

 

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

next he should try bungee jumping!



#16 Great Red Shark

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:46 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

I've done that from a laser.



#18 DISHONEST ASSHOLE

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

See more of this now 

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=T_5TbBb8m40



#19 chippin' away

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:36 PM

That looks very dangerous.



#20 BalticBandit

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:36 PM

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



#21 Kraftwerk

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:02 AM

With enough redbull u can do anything.



#22 DryArmour

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

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. 



#23 Tony-F18

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

Its about as dumb as people who want to lift themselves with a kite:

http://vimeo.com/76499906



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

There is always Dinghy Flingy:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0kuT9tpZxS0

 

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



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:16 PM

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?



#26 Gypsyclubjuggler

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

There is always Dinghy Flingy:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0kuT9tpZxS0

 

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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