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Any heavy weather - regardless of where

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I was thinking ANY heavy weather no matter where like John. Of the coast of Washington state where I am in the winter gets pretty nasty, gulf of alaska......roaring 40's, stormy 50's down south, Horn seems to depend upon the day and season like all things.........if you're in an 8' pram/opti style, heck, a 20-30knot day with 5-7' waves could get interesting! altho I do recall seeing some pics of 30+ in 20-30' seas with profesionals on board off of SAmerica..

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- Not a joke.

I cannot believe the photo. I'm not doubting your photo, I just can't get over it. Was it a special event/occasion? Were they giving away gold bullion? Those boats couldn't just be out there, could they?

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- Not a joke.

Worth noting - only six masts visible in this picture.

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The guys and girls who race deep in the Southern Ocean with their kites up night and day get my vote. The coverage of the Whitbread and Volvo races was super scary.

There is no way I would do that even without the icebergs.
I always liked this quote from "Godforsaken Sea":

They were without doubt the ocean sailing elite, with experience and skills almost beyond the comprehension of the average sailor.

Roufs's friend Fhilippe Ouhlen tried to make me understand the level these people sailed at. "These are guys who can go downwind in thirty knots of wind, surfing on twenty foot seas, carrying a spinnaker and full mainsail. And in these conditions, they'll gybe the boat, with the spinnaker -- at night, in the dark, alone!"

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I always liked this quote from "Godforsaken Sea":

They were without doubt the ocean sailing elite, with experience and skills almost beyond the comprehension of the average sailor.

Roufs's friend Fhilippe Ouhlen tried to make me understand the level these people sailed at. "These are guys who can go downwind in thirty knots of wind, surfing on twenty foot seas, carrying a spinnaker and full mainsail. And in these conditions, they'll gybe the boat, with the spinnaker -- at night, in the dark, alone!"

Lest we get all oogie-

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Lest we get all oogie-

It is indeed hard to sail after your keel falls off. In the same race this picture is from, one of the other competitors did actually manage to sail a few thousand miles to finish after his keel fell off. I guess it helps when your boat is 20 feet wide and flat as a board.

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I always liked this quote from "Godforsaken Sea":

They were without doubt the ocean sailing elite, with experience and skills almost beyond the comprehension of the average sailor.

Roufs's friend Fhilippe Ouhlen tried to make me understand the level these people sailed at. "These are guys who can go downwind in thirty knots of wind, surfing on twenty foot seas, carrying a spinnaker and full mainsail. And in these conditions, they'll gybe the boat, with the spinnaker -- at night, in the dark, alone!"
A serious hats off to these guys. Real deal.


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