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My father (in his late 70s) hoisting the mizzen as we led the middle sea race on handicap through the straights of Messina in the middle sea race.

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On 9/12/2018 at 1:28 PM, PinkSpinnaker said:

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Eric was someone I met 15 yrs after he designed the 9.1.  A greater guy has never lived.  The kind of person who entered a room with a smile and made the energy of the room increase.  We are worse for his leaving us way too soon.

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9 hours ago, Ajax said:

@PinkSpinnaker Looking at yours and that S2, I think mine has narrow shoulders that is robbing me of power in lighter breezes. I should try to find a fuller chute.

the R/W/B is a S5 1.5 oz, we wanted it to cut power for the higher end. It has very narrow shoulders. 

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25 years ago, navigating the Japanese Admiral's Cupper Togo round the Fastnet.  Even fractional 42 footers needed hydraulics!

Sorry I cut that guy's head off.  But he wasn't too good looking anyway.

 

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And another one.  About 10 years ago, John Sweeney and I and a tiny crew took his old AC boat Il Moro di Venezia, ITA-1 out for a couple of day sails on SF Bay during the Oracle Convention parties at the ballpark, deliberately wearing Larry's bitter opponent's logo, PeopleSoft (and being paid for it).  Tacking and gybing next to the park, and right into the cove, we were highly visible. 

Larry was apparently not amused.

 

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23 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Hah, top pic Raphael Dinelli clutching a bottle of champagne awaiting rescue by Pete Goss deep in the Southern Ocean.

Dinelli held onto that line/sheet for 24-hours before an Australian Aircraft managed to locate him and drop a life raft that he was able to climb into.

10-minutes later his boat sank!

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/how-we-met-pete-goss-and-raphael-dinelli-1262298.html

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On 6/29/2018 at 10:10 PM, P_Wop said:

Not my boat (Jim Kilroy's of course) but one I raced "back in the day."  The glorious Kialoa III.

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So how does the mizzen kite rig,  sheet and guy attach to what to keep the foot so wide ? whats that straight line over to the port side of the mizzen leech ? 

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It’s sheeted through a block at the end of the mizzen boom and tacked to the weather rail. Another trick is to tack it to a flying block hitched onto the spinnaker brace beyond the weather rail. This projects the luff further to weather and gives further separation from the main. This setup also makes the mizzen spi self trimming in the smaller shifts. 

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That straight line looks like the blooper sheet.

Sure ain't racing around the cans with all that laundry up.

Was the running rigging measured in kilometers or miles?

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2 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

That straight line looks like the blooper sheet.

Sure ain't racing around the cans with all that laundry up.

Was the running rigging measured in kilometers or miles?

1. Right.

2. Yes, we did.  SF Bay was a real killer.  So was Sydney Harbour.

3. Feet.  Hundreds and hundreds of them. Half dacron, half wire, mostly both, spliced somewhere around the middle..

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So we borrowed a kite from a San 651, to do the RTI with a Taswell 58TC only the guy failed to tell us he got it off an 80' maxi ….

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4 hours ago, cms said:

OK cheating. I know. People without boats. But what amazing people.

 

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Two absolute legends.  "Six Four" and Mange.

I'm so privileged to have known and sailed with them both.  RIP

 

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18 hours ago, P_Wop said:

Princess Anne on Yeoman?  Looks rather like it.

My wife, royalty? We have both shared some laughs with the sailing HRH.

Inca, S&S 46, ex NZ AC team 1981.

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2 hours ago, cms said:

My wife, royalty? We have both shared some laughs with the sailing HRH.

Inca, S&S 46, ex NZ AC team 1981.

Yes, indeed. 

I was at that famous private dinner party with HRH when she was in her Olympic equestrian mode.  Needless to say, this dominated the conversation, and became a bit tiresome.  Finally, when coffee was served, she asked for some sugar.  A guest, not saying who, put a couple of lumps on his flattened palm and offered them across the table.  A moment of horrified silence, then laughter all round.

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4 minutes ago, P_Wop said:

Yes, indeed. 

I was at that famous private dinner party with HRH when she was in her Olympic equestrian mode.  Needless to say, this dominated the conversation, and became a bit tiresome.  Finally, when coffee was served, she asked for some sugar.  A guest, not saying who, put a couple of lumps on his flattened palm and offered them across the table.  A moment of horrified silence, then laughter all round.

With the Irish AC team, on the squadron lawn, 1985, HRH had recently fallen off her horse at Badminton, Burleigh or whatever. Irish, horses, HRH.... She disappears into a scrum of Irish voices and reappears unscathed several minutes later. Special Branch "were not amused", and we were all summoned later and given the 3rd degree!

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2 minutes ago, cms said:

With the Irish AC team, on the squadron lawn, 1985, HRH had recently fallen off her horse at Badminton, Burleigh or whatever. Irish, horses, HRH.... She disappears into a scrum of Irish voices and reappears unscathed several minutes later. Special Branch "were not amused", and we were all summoned later and given the 3rd degree!

I remember that one.  Apparently Harold fancied his chances.  Ha ha.

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What is great about all of these is how they catch a moment and will remind those on the boat of that moment forever. Beautiful and compelling as well, but there is absolutely nothing like looking at a photo of a boat you were on doing something spectacular. 

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On 10/10/2018 at 3:26 PM, rodnichols69 said:

The thread reminded me of this pic.  That had to be a hard drop.

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12 hours ago, SCANAS said:

If it stayed on that bow up stern in angle probably ok! 

Really?  Imagine it taking that fall from a hoist instead of powering over a wave.  Nothing a chiropractor and a little bondo can't fix, tho....:wacko:

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2 minutes ago, unShirley said:

Really?  Imagine it taking that fall from a hoist instead of powering over a wave.  Nothing a chiropractor and a little bondo can't fix, tho....:wacko:

Stern in all day. You don’t want to land flat. 

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even landing stern in first, that is going to be one bone jarring, gel coat cracking fall when the bow slaps down from that height.  you can bet stuff down below found new homes.....just saying....

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11 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Whereas this.......

 

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I will never, ever want or need to leave a port so badly as to be willing to put my boat through that.

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I hate having that realization... "Sh*t, that was a bad idea."   Here's mine, somewhere in the Caribbean, my daughter (who just turned 40) climbed up to the chart table and laid out her first course.

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55 minutes ago, sugarbird said:

I hate having that realization... "Sh*t, that was a bad idea."   Here's mine, somewhere in the Caribbean, my daughter (who just turned 40) climbed up to the chart table and laid out her first course.

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LOL...that's a cute, hilarious picture. Worthy of a caption contest.

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From Franco Pace - Nioulargue. Superb conditions, backdrop, light, and the detail like the reefed jib. Anyone know the boat or backstory? (Sorry for crap inter web quality. I’ve bought a few copies of this one but can’t see it on his website anymore)

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This one is only a favourite boat in under 10 knots.  Sailing it off Fremantle was just hard work when the Doctor came to call.

And yes they are dacron sails,  the main 2 ply of 9 oz & the jib an old no.3 off the original Apollo after she went up on the island.  If you look really closely there is even a reef point in the main, just in case!

World 12s 1986.

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On 10/11/2018 at 1:26 AM, rodnichols69 said:

The thread reminded me of this pic.  That had to be a hard drop.

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Dang!

That reminded me of a couple of doofuses in a cigarette boat jumping the wake of a tug heading up the channel back in the 80s.   This was after a Sunday afternoon race at DIYC.  I think I had crewed on Mal de Mer, as I remember I was helping to put her on her trailer before watching the wake jumping.   The second time they jumped, the wheel man misjudged the jump and  was blown into the tug, bouncing the keel of the cigarette off the coach roof of the pilot house!  One hell of a jump.

We borrowed a chase boat and went out to lend a hand.   By the time we got to the scene of the incident, the powerboat was going down stern first.   We got the passengers out of the water and ran them up to Tampa General Hospital, conveniently located on the waterfront near downtown Tampa.   We awaited at a dock near the hospital entrance for over an hour for an emergency crew to get there to transfer the two people from the whaler to the hospital.  

I never heard anything about the two people after that, but a number of folks at the club were plotting to run out and try and salvage the boat for the engines.

- Stumbling

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26-years ago last week, the famous photographer Billy Black captured Mike Plant and Coyote here leaving New York Harbor en route to France and the start line of the Vendée Globe.....the last time he was seen.

Pic courtesy QBF

Highly recommend the movie available from your favourite online provider.

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