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post #1231 of 3059 Old 04-08-2009
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YouTube - Blakely Rocks Benefit 2009

last weekend BFS here on the sound! er

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That's what Summer sailing is like up here normally which is why we go out in November gales for excitement.
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From what I understand, there is nothing wrong or illegal to drop a hook if your going backwards. Heard about that locally before in bigger races. I am also recalling a V70 doing that going into Boston harbor a couple of years ago. Wind died and they were going nowhere going up a river chanel, dropped the hook for 60 min or 6 hrs or so under a bridge, then the wind came up, the tide changed, and off they went to the finish some 30 mins away!

Around here the water can be 600+ deep in the middle of puget sound. I did not go backwards this time for too long, maybe 100' or yds. Do not have a gps to figure out the over the bottom speed at this time. Have to rely on the old fashioned take a sighting with compass!

Sometimes things just do not work right!

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Absolutely nothing wrong with throwing anchor during a race (unless there are specific race rules against it) and I've seen it done. I was in a race around Prudence Island a couple of years back that started at 9:30 in the morning with no wind but a strong current. About half of the boats got swept by the current to the wrong side of the mark and those that threw their anchors and waited for the wind to fill in did much better than those who had to sail back to the mark.
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I pop my head back into this BFS thread and all of a sudden everyone is talking about drifting backwards and anchors?



Ok for the folk who actually do know how to sail, no this isn't really a BFS, we are just over canvassed and hard on the wind in a bit of chop, but it does look kinda cool and it will give Smack something to aspire to once Churchlady irons the wrinkles out of his main.

This is in Sydney Harbour, east coast of Australia.


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chall,

Very nice. With that much heel, you could use TruGiu's cockpit seating method.

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I pop my head back into this BFS thread and all of a sudden everyone is talking about drifting backwards and anchors?



Ok for the folk who actually do know how to sail, no this isn't really a BFS, we are just over canvassed and hard on the wind in a bit of chop, but it does look kinda cool and it will give Smack something to aspire to once Churchlady irons the wrinkles out of his main.

This is in Sydney Harbour, east coast of Australia.

Chall - I just got all teary-eyed. That's beautiful man! BTW - your jib knot is a disgrace. And your mainsheet needs a freakin' shave.
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ya and what were you thinking leaving that winch handle in the winch??????? JK nice sail wish I was out there.

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Hey Franco - yeah I got it. I just don't do the pm thing much.
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My favorite BFS sailing video is this one....


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PCP - that one is most definitely sweet. I love the one shot of those guys surfing that Open 60(?). And you can't help but love those cats getting tossed around like toys. SailingDog would cry at that one.

But - man, that music! I just never could get into Buck Owens and his whole "Death Country" phase.
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