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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Now this is one lucky dude:



And this ins't just any dude. It's Bernard Stamm. He stays pretty calm, eh?
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

At 0:32 I felt like shouting (in a really fake French accent) "alarm!" "alarm!"

Calm as a cucumber. Awesome. I'd be fixing that situation with my sailing knife!

Also notice, no harness.

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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Now this is one lucky dude:


And this ins't just any dude. It's Bernard Stamm. He stays pretty calm, eh?
This ain't his first rodeo! It has nothing to do with luck. He is calm because he knows his boat, and he knows what needs to be done. I'm sure he has dealt with plenty of broaches.

Anybody who races hard has dealt with broaches like that. (actually that one was pretty "slow-motion" compared to some!)

Of course I have always had the benefit of an experienced crew, but it is usually dealt with pretty calmly. Doing it by myself in the middle of nowhere?
Can't say I would want to try that!

That guy definitely deserves your "BFSer" award.

The guy in the video before that? He was just a hack and an idiot!
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This ain't his first rodeo! It has nothing to do with luck. He is calm because he knows his boat, and he knows what needs to be done. I'm sure he has dealt with plenty of broaches.

Anybody who races hard has dealt with broaches like that. (actually that one was pretty "slow-motion" compared to some!)

Of course I have always had the benefit of an experienced crew, but it is usually dealt with pretty calmly. Doing it by myself in the middle of nowhere?
Can't say I would want to try that!

That guy definitely deserves your "BFSer" award.

The guy in the video before that? He was just a hack and an idiot!
Luck had a whole lot to do with it actually. And I don't mean how he handled the whole thing...I mean one thing in particular...

While he was working on the hydro and the broach began, look at where he put his right hand. Now watch that mainsheet and big-ass block scream across it. The fact that he still has a hand was luck. The rest of it was pure BFS.

Yeah, the other dude is complete mess - but with a sense of humor. That's why I like him.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Perhaps not a BFS but at least an IFS (Interesting Freakin' Sail). This guy "single-hands" his Albin 27 with only one hand including docking x2 under sail, readying the boat, and putting it all away.

Showoff?

Good practice?

You decide!

I think, that if you tried this exercise, you would learn a lot about your boat and it would be a great way to teach yourself exactly what process are easy to do and what needs to be re-thought. If you do what he did, on a light air day, you (and your boat) be much better set up for the real BFS when you really need "one hand for the ship and one for yourself. "



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That's pretty cool med.
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Well - some seriously heartbreaking news today:



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Even at 180 degrees heel, his boat is still faster than mine!
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Well - some seriously heartbreaking news today:



Story coming soon.
Well - we lost our boat on Monday. I really had no idea how heartbreaking it could be. She's now sitting on the bottom of Lake Travis in about 100' of water. Story here:

The Saddest Day of a Sailor's Life

The rule has always been that to count as BFS - you have to bring her home in one piece - on your own. That didn't happen this time. But, that wonderful old Catalina 27 gave us so many BFS's - she deserves to be here.



RIP you great old boat. I'll miss you.

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So sorry to hear that. Best of luck searching for the ocean boat (S/V Smacktanic II?).
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