Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

fastyacht

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He's a kid who has spent most of his life frostbiting in the NE, quite often on high-performance boats.  Horses for courses, and take it easy on DC please...he's one of the few always-positive and always-contributing posters in this place!
LMI is a putz. Don't bother dignifying her with a response.

 

Matt D

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One time it happened to me I was borderline hypothermic by the time I got in. Obviously it depends on the size of the leak, what layers are underneath and any number of other factors.
Seconded.  I used to sail with a guy whom had a bunch of drysuits.  When out frostbiting in the I14, there were a lot of emergency get back to the dock events.  We were on the steep part of the learning curve at the time, and this was 10 years ago, so maybe things have changed, but I would opt for a steamer wetsuit on the 14 any day of the week.

 

GraniteGuy

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I was in Bristol last Thursday for a demo sail along with a UFO owner who was there to get some coaching. At 65, I was younger by seven years. Both of us had a great time. Will I be able to handle the boat? Yes. Will the learning curve be steep? Yes. Will I have a great time learning to fly? YES.

Dave has created a cutting-edge boat that appeals to (and can be sailed by) pre-teens to those of us on Medicare. Congratulations!

My deposit will be in the mail today. I fully intend to be known to the locals as "that crazy old guy who does 15 knots in a 9-foot boat".

 

Charlie P Mayer

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Wurstfest I will have the pleasure of hosting Mr. David Clark at Wurstfest I, November 3-5. 
We will have at least three UFOs lining up as a class at Wurstfest I.
Dave will be conducting a seminar for all of us who wish to attend on Friday, November 3, in the afternoon or early evening at Lake Canyon Yacht Club.

More here:  http://www.wurstfestregatta.com/index.php/wurstfest-regatta-i/
 
My UFO will be available for demo rides, perhaps others, too.
Please join me in welcoming David to the Texas hill country and the Wurstfest Regatta!
Charlie Mayer
 

duwke

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Sweet.  Though, it'll be a quite the tease, since I won't have mine yet :(   Dave, just bring a few extra with you.  I'm sure we can get buyers :)

 

LMI

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LMI is a putz. Don't bother dignifying her with a response.
Ah, you hurt the feelings of a cold water/hazmat diver, surfer, and sailor.  Draw your own conclusions assuming you are capable of reading and comprehension.

https://media.defense.gov/2017/Mar/29/2001723580/-1/-1/0/CIM_10470_10G.PDF

But I am wiling to be corrected.  I put up, now its your and your ilk's turn.  Show me a professional maritime or rescue organization that recommends or requires its professional members to wear a wetsuit under a drysuit for cold weather rescue or other similar operations as opposed to providing and specifying wicking materials and fleece as it the case above.

Either way, wear whatever you like.  Darwin's rules decides the winner.  But you guys perhaps illustrate why women live longer than men.

 
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fastyacht

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Ah, you hurt the feelings of a cold water/hazmat diver, surfer, and sailor.  Draw your own conclusions assuming you are capable of reading and comprehension.

https://media.defense.gov/2017/Mar/29/2001723580/-1/-1/0/CIM_10470_10G.PDF

But I am wiling to be corrected.  I put up, now its your and your ilk's turn.  Show me a professional maritime or rescue organization that recommends or requires its professional members to wear a wetsuit under a drysuit for cold weather rescue or other similar operations as opposed to providing and specifying wicking materials and fleece as it the case above.

Either way, wear whatever you like.  Darwin's rules decides the winner.  But you guys perhaps illustrate why women live longer than men.
You are arguing with the wrong guy.
Look at the thread. And who said what.

Also nobody is going to interact with you in a favourable way with your attitude. There is a reason I posted the screen shot of your recent activity. A theme is very clear there.
People come here for enjoyment diversion and some information that is useful for a hobby. You seem to be confused about motivations and stuff. Learn to play nicely or nobody will listen to you.
 

 

familysailor

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You are arguing with the wrong guy.
Look at the thread. And who said what.

Also nobody is going to interact with you in a favourable way with your attitude. There is a reason I posted the screen shot of your recent activity. A theme is very clear there.
People come here for enjoyment diversion and some information that is useful for a hobby. You seem to be confused about motivations and stuff. Learn to play nicely or nobody will listen to you.
 
+1

She's going on ignore. Try not to quote her mindlessly rude responses. She's apparently looking for a bar fight in the wrong neighborhood.

 
She's apparently looking for a bar fight in the wrong neighborhood.
Perhaps she is awkwardly hoping for an invitation and the opportunity to sail a UFO and demonstrate her innate foiling skills in a cute cold water/hazmat diver, surfer, and sailor outfit.

There will be a bunch of UFO's sailing in Bristol on October 14th and 15th (I think),  LMI you should drop by. 

 

Dave Clark

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What's happening in Bristol next weekend?
In a miracle of last minute scheduling, the entire fleet was able to reschedule from the AYC regatta to the weekend after in Bristol. This is a huge deal. In bristol, at UFO HQ we can actually throw a fully focussed UFO regatta and clinic instead of simply having a line at AYC. Also it doesnt conflict with the Annapolis boat show, which I was planning on burning rubber to be in two places at once as much as possible. The fleet got a line at AYC and i'm obliged to be there in support to teach, troubleshoot and generally assist, but I'm also obliged to hit annapolis at 100% and try to win boat of the year. No win situation. My sales guy, kirk, in his first week on the job, looked at my schedule and said "you're crazy. This will barely work". He urged me to find a winning path in my no win situation. So I called the whole fleet one at a time and asked if people could do and would like a reschedule. It turns out to have been a "yes" on both counts for everybody involved. It even turns out that a couple people who couldnt do AYC could make it to Bristol, so the turnout is higher AND the RC will be fully dedicated to the needs, desires and development of new UFO sailors. I'm dumbfounded and relieved.

DRC

 

MR.CLEAN

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You are arguing with the wrong guy.
Look at the thread. And who said what.

Also nobody is going to interact with you in a favourable way with your attitude. There is a reason I posted the screen shot of your recent activity. A theme is very clear there.
People come here for enjoyment diversion and some information that is useful for a hobby. You seem to be confused about motivations and stuff. Learn to play nicely or nobody will listen to you.
 
More people come for the straight talk, the car crash, the banter, and the occasional smack down than come for useful diversions!  That's why there is an ignore button

 

TheActualDave

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In a miracle of last minute scheduling, the entire fleet was able to reschedule from the AYC regatta to the weekend after in Bristol. This is a huge deal. In bristol, at UFO HQ we can actually throw a fully focussed UFO regatta and clinic instead of simply having a line at AYC. Also it doesnt conflict with the Annapolis boat show, which I was planning on burning rubber to be in two places at once as much as possible. The fleet got a line at AYC and i'm obliged to be there in support to teach, troubleshoot and generally assist, but I'm also obliged to hit annapolis at 100% and try to win boat of the year. No win situation. My sales guy, kirk, in his first week on the job, looked at my schedule and said "you're crazy. This will barely work". He urged me to find a winning path in my no win situation. So I called the whole fleet one at a time and asked if people could do and would like a reschedule. It turns out to have been a "yes" on both counts for everybody involved. It even turns out that a couple people who couldnt do AYC could make it to Bristol, so the turnout is higher AND the RC will be fully dedicated to the needs, desires and development of new UFO sailors. I'm dumbfounded and relieved.

DRC
Link? Where is this Bristol place?

 
Has anyone sailed a UFO in the Ocean?  I love the concept and am close to buying a boat, but all of the video I have seen shows the boat in relatively flat water and my sailing would be on the east coast of florida where we have 2-3 chop whenever there is any wind.  Will the boat still fly????

 

wpbeardsley

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Has anyone sailed a UFO in the Ocean?  I love the concept and am close to buying a boat, but all of the video I have seen shows the boat in relatively flat water and my sailing would be on the east coast of florida where we have 2-3 chop whenever there is any wind.  Will the boat still fly????
We had a couple of feet of chop off Larchmont for our demo day in 15-20 kts on Saturday.  Attached is a video of someone in his first couple of minutes in the boat.  Very low resolution, I know, but he was flying despite the chop and foiling inexperience.  

View attachment 22212.3gp

 


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