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Talking I made BFS today

today I practice at cascais, With waves of 5.50 meters waves (more big than the size of an optimist mast) and 23 knots wind... mother nature was scarey and angry very angry

I liked very much to sail iun Cascais, but tomorrow I have more sailing.

I did not cap size, may be tommorrow I have photos, ok?

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You are a very impressive young man, I can't wait to see your pictures!
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but I have thois one with my new racing team jacket

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ahhhh, but if you are to do BFS, one needs pics too you know, not to mention the new race jacket does help.............

It was probably a lot of fun in reality, bigger waves like that are easier than smaller ones to a point, as then you can sail up and over vs trying to sail thru or get swamped by them.

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Hey, Fred, I have Henri Lloyd "bib overalls" (look it up or ask your dad...they are sailing trousers if the sailor drove a tractor...) in the same colour!

That's nice gear. Do you need me to send you a proper Canadian woolen watch cap? Your ears will never get cold....
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You go Fred... Look forward to seeing the photos...

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Nice jacket, Fred---very classy and very salty----5.50 meter waves!!!!! WOW!!! That is scary for most sailors-- Good job! We always like to hear about your races, so keep us informed--- and always be safe.

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Have fun tomorrow Fred and do your best. Let us know how you do.
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Way to go Fred!!! What a fine sailor you are! We're proud to know you!

How cold is that water?

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Fred,
I remember standing on the sea wall at the Cascais marina watching some lasers and windsurfers out there having a great time. Me and your old man were too chicken to go out there with them....

Sounds like fun, let us know how the racing went .....

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