Mississippi Sailing - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 11-08-2008 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Mississippi Sailing

I went sailing yesterday for the first time since I left Virginia to come to Ole Miss. The University maintains 4 Escape 12', which is basically a wide kayak with a centerboard and a windsurfer like mainsail. We have Sardis Lake down here which is about 30 miles long and 3 wide.

The winds were about 12 knots gusting to 15-20, and there were swells almost capping. We had some trouble getting out into wind as we had to hand unfurl the sail while bobbing around on the swells with 1 165 pound man (me) and 1 200 pound man! As soon as we got it unfurled and with the assistance of a canoe paddle to push us in the right direction, we took of, I mean really took off instantly to 6 to 8 knots and we did a bunch of long tacks.

However on one tack the rudder came off! I knew this was gonna happen as we had some trouble installing it before we embarked (some crappy springloaded locking contraption). I tried to install it instantly while having Chris hold the boom, but then a gust spun us around and the weight distribution with us on one side capsized us.

We tried to raise the boat by climbing on it but the sail was completely underwater as Chris had fallen on it when he fell overboard. We were picked up by one of the other boats after being in tepid water for 10 mins. I felt we could have stayed longer but I didnt want to risk it as it was 65 degrees outside and the water was probably slightly less.

Eventually two of our guys who are extrodinaries in sea kayaks took it apart and towed it in. Regardess it was great again feeling the sensation of God's wind pulling me along, and the weather helm in the rudder, as I miss sailing more than anything in the world!

-Spencer

Surprise
Catalina 22
VASailor10 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 11-10-2008
Junior Member
 
woodshole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Just got back from the Ole Miss v. Auburn game. What a great school in an awesome town. The grove is a great place to tailgate and the women arent to shabby either! Throw in some sailing and it sounds like a great time for you. Cheers!
woodshole is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising Multihull Sail Trim Kevin Jeffrey Buying a Boat Articles 0 10-05-2004 08:00 PM
Single-Handed Sailing John Kretschmer Her Sailnet Articles 0 10-19-1999 08:00 PM
Pure and Simple Sailing Micca Hutchins Buying a Boat Articles 0 11-09-1998 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome