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Been following this thread for a while, and waiting to go out for a BFS of my own. While this weekend's sail wasn’t terribly exciting, there was sufficient wind to increase the pucker-factor a bit :-)

The highlights were working close-hauled with a single reef and a 130% headsail in 20knots of breeze gusting to 25. Had a blast ripping through the small chop at 6-7knots. After the front left us, we shook out the reef. Another front came in about an hour or so later, and we surfed along downwind in 20-25knots wing on wing...

Nothing tooo exciting, but it made for a FAST and FUN trip!

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Dude! WTF?!?!?!? (I love being able to type that and have it be an actual greeting and salutation WhatTheFoley).

Definitely BFS in my book. FAST+FUN=BFS. Every time.

Very cool!

(PS - Are you a sound designer? The Foley thing has me wondering.)


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Does a 2nd place overall in winds less than 5 knots for 3 of 4 races with placings of 3rd, 1st, 5th (throwout) and a second, beating boat for boat all but one count? I was smallest of 8 boat, from 29' to 44', 2nd slowest handicap, slowest by 10 sec or there abouts was a Cat30,, they did great in sundays 2 races with a 2 1sts to break the saturday tie I had with the boat I could not beat B2B. That was also the fastest boat too! ie 90sec mile faster.

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Hi Guys,been reading the BFS thread.There has been some exiting times!My winter talks sailing club has had some exellent speakers over the past years including one guy who circumnavigated the U.K. in a lightweight Danish built trimaran.Towards the end of his trip he was entering Falmouth and called the harbourmaster for assistance in berthing as he was single handed.He had 30kts plus dead aft.The harbourmaster censured him for exeeding the 10kts speed limit in the harbour.The skipper replied that he was under bare poles and was towing two buckets! His speed under these conditions was up to 15kts.Must have been a bit hairy.Best Regards Rotrax.
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rotrax,

That is a good one!LOL

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Or it could just be a Foley catheter guy
Ooooo...that's a whole different matter.


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Went out for a frostbite race this past saturday and was greeted with wind well over 20 kts and gusting higher. Had a ride on a PHRF boat, went ok, fun boat. Back at the clubhouse overheard an owner of an Antrim 27 was going to do a 7 mile delivery back to his dock. I offered to help.

So there's 3 of us on a boat that likes to have 7 to go upwind. Flogging around Solomons island MD wasn't that fun. Being able to stand straight up on the foot holds in the floor was a new experience. Boom was 4" from the water. That was the "calm" part. We rounded the island and headed up river for the bridge gybing all the way doing 8-11 kts of boat speed. The two other guys said that it may get a little "sporty" under the bridge as the wind funnels through there and increases in strength.

It did, and a blast of 30 kts tried to round us up into one of the concrete supports. The big roach of the main was folded over the back of the rig trying to bleed off some breeze when the bow came out of the water and the boat planned to 15 kts under main alone. I'm sure the folks at the clubhouse got a show, and thought we were a little nuts.

It was a fun ride and average speed was around 11 kts over a mile. Even when we turned into his creek we got gusts of low 20's. I told him, I really need to get myself one of those boats.

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The two other guys said that it may get a little "sporty" under the bridge as the wind funnels through there and increases in strength.
Sporty. Those are my kind of guys.


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Nothing to do with sound or catheters. Happens to be my last name... WTF are my initials… makes tax time lots of fun… initial here, and here and here… WTF… WTF… WTF!

Nice going Marty, Sorry I wasnt able to join you! Sounds like you guys did GREAT!

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