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post #2731 of 3269 Old 12-05-2013
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Well I'm glad you're safe, and that you have a boat that can handle BFS conditions.

I was in Florida last week, but not close enough to you or I would have pinged you.

As much as I'd love to be your Jedi Apprentice, I'm afraid I'll have to stick with my Pearson 30/X-wing fighter. 30 feet is my optimal single-handing size, and the largest size that I can afford to maintain to a high standard.

As a pilot, I'm sure you'll agree that quality of maintenance is important.

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Swag's on the way Mel! We'll get your video into the Throwdown section soon.
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Not only will we be BFS but doing it in style!
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Looks like a lot of fun, Mel!

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Okay - seriously, this is how it's done:

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Okay - seriously, this is how it's done:

Oui.

He then went around the world again with his women didn't he?? But had the common sense the second time to stop in at a few nice places for vin et baguettes.

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Hates sailing (weather) while he's sailing, can't get enough when he's not.

Sounds like most of us.

I'm trying to imagine sailing great distance while jury rigged after a rollover. If that's the new BFS standard, I fold.


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this summer around the aeolic islands, med...
we had the whole day a constant westerly breeze and were going round lipari and vulcano on a beam reach...
the windmeter gave us 40-50 knots, but i doubted it very much, because we had full main and a slightly reefed genoa - so maybe we had a good force 6 wind...
on those boats we saw, they were all wearing foulies and pfds, while we held on to our beer cans...
it was an almost perfect day! \o/
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this summer around the aeolic islands, med...
we had the whole day a constant westerly breeze and were going round lipari and vulcano on a beam reach...
the windmeter gave us 40-50 knots, but i doubted it very much, because we had full main and a slightly reefed genoa - so maybe we had a good force 6 wind...
on those boats we saw, they were all wearing foulies and pfds, while we held on to our beer cans...
it was an almost perfect day! \o/
sailing around the aeolic islands in a nice breeze - YouTube
Oh hell yeah!!



Dude - that is beautiful!!!!!
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