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look in front of the mast..that's a wave









MAKING TOUGH BASTARDS OUT OF THEM...mini BFS




And me sailing in our everyday 103kt winds...full sail..


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That's a good one! Except I'm pretty sure if it was blowing 103 kts., your trousers would be blown down around you ankles.


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Long Island Sound last weekend

I wasn't sure whether to post this or not, until I saw that the west coast had a small lead in the BFS scoring. Rack up some more BFS points for the East Coast. Last weekend 6 Sailnetters and my son sailed in the Long Island sound. The team was:
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Kind of like a triple word score in Scrabble, getting half a dozen sailnetters together should count 6x for the scoring.

The wind was really cranking. We reefed and then reefed again, until we ended up with a double reefed main and no jib. (We started the engine to help with steerage then.) Winds were off the nearby north shore of Long Island. With only a mile of fetch, the waves still had some size to them.

Watch the video. It says everything. See davidpm at the helm.

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Quick quick, hit them easteners in the knees! knock them down! i's HOCKEY time! or is the WWF time?!?!?!?! or some such thing. Where is tha Ice skater from portland Or that took out N Kerigan trying to get into the olympics that year, thats whom we need!

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Hell, that looks like a nice easy racing day like this one:


or this one


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I wasn't sure whether to post this or not, until I saw that the west coast had a small lead in the BFS scoring. Rack up some more BFS points for the East Coast. Last weekend 6 Sailnetters and my son sailed in the Long Island sound. The team was:
davidpm
defrich
jdcooper
CalebD
MrWuffles
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Kind of like a triple word score in Scrabble, getting half a dozen sailnetters together should count 6x for the scoring.

The wind was really cranking. We reefed and then reefed again, until we ended up with a double reefed main and no jib. (We started the engine to help with steerage then.) Winds were off the nearby north shore of Long Island. With only a mile of fetch, the waves still had some size to them.

Watch the video. It says everything. See davidpm at the helm.

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Bene - I have to say that looks pretty impressive. Nice sailing Easties. However, I have to deduct 2/10 for the fact that there was no reef in the bimini. I mean c'mon. I do appreciate the fact that you had a lot of canvass up - but when it's the bimini, somethin' just ain't right.
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Giu - the notorious Darth Vader shot looks promising (even though you're not tethered which makes one the question the intensity) as does the mast wave shot. The others just look like nice rain showers.

As for the first shot, it does look impressive, but we remember the whole wake slap controversy on your avatar's "buried rail" and, combined with your immaculate photoshop skillz, the judges and I just feel that more scrutiny is in order for the Eurpie contingency.

So, we need some further data here:
-wave heights
-wind speed (true)
-fetch
-duration of blow
-what kind of cigar you were smoking
-why one feels the need to have a humidor on his boat, when, if you think about it, isn't the whole freakin' boat a humidor? How much more humid can it get?
-the kind of wine you were drinking

At the end of the day - your kids definitely pull down a point for the Eurpies. They got it goin' on!
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Bene - I have to say that looks pretty impressive. Nice sailing Easties. However, I have to deduct 2/10 for the fact that there was no reef in the bimini. I mean c'mon. I do appreciate the fact that you had a lot of canvass up - but when it's the bimini, somethin' just ain't right.
Thanks SmackD, it was raining a bunch on that trip. Was very nice to have the bimini. The dodger even more so.

Now repeat after me: Bimini good. Dodger great. Bimini good. Dodger great.

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Smacky...

OK...see for yourself,

Those pictures were taken in the exact same day the 2 videos bellow were filmed..that's why I took those photos.

That day, the 2 small 470's you see here, were sailing along side us...they stayed inside the bay (where the videos are shot), I went outside, where my photos were taken.

If you look carefully in one of them you can see the blue tanker (you see it behind Fred), and you can see I am to the south of it (shore to the North), and in one of them videos, you can see my main in the far on the left corner. This is real, no MDB..

Have a look for yourself..I don't need to tell you what cigar I smoked...





Now...that is not rain..the rain came later...the conditions are exactly what you saw in the videos..15 foot waves, and around 30 to 35 knots..TRUE..measured by MY ST60, not land stuff, or anything like that.

So you have a term of comparison...about what is what...and what 35 knots and 15 feet waves are.

I don't do MDB...I don't photshop myself...I need not...as you say in the US.money talks BS walks....wanna talk??

The tanker, his bow is up as you see.


now..look to port side, what you just see there, that looks like a flat sea, is actually the back side of the wave that passed us...now look at how much of the coast (mountain) it is covering...



What you call rain






More than this and we sink....really

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Now the guys on the 470's would qualify for sure.
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