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Bravo Zulu

An old Navy term meaning "great job".

Yesterday, I failed to properly secure the tack line for my asymmetric spin. It slipped and Let's just say that a mess ensued as I lowered the sail to regain control of it. The sheet ended up in the water and fouled the prop and the rudder.

Lapworth volunteered to hang over the side, and untangle everything, dunking himself in the water. He could have just told me that it was my problem instead of diving in and helping.

Great job, and many thanks.
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Hope the sail stayed intact.
I never heard of the term "bravo zulu". Any idea how it originated?
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I'm more into Bravo Sierra myself.
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Sail is fine (thank God).

BZ is an international signal code, using the code flags. Just means well done.
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Bravo Zulu

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My favorite flags are the;
Church pennant flown with the Interrogative;






Which means "Jesus Christ* where am I."

* insert Deity of your own choosing
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That's the funniest flag signal I've ever seen.
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My favorite flags are the;
Church pennant flown with the Interrogative;


Which means "Jesus Christ* where am I."

* insert Deity of your own choosing
That should be the official signal flag set for the Figawi race around Nantucket...hilarious!
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My favorite flags are the;
Church pennant flown with the Interrogative;


Which means "Jesus Christ* where am I."

* insert Deity of your own choosing
Very good....

but hey...this leads me to ask how do you secure your tack line ?
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An old Navy term meaning "great job".

He could have just told me that it was my problem instead of diving in and helping.

Great job, and many thanks.
The way I see it you where the Captian you could have told me to jump in and fix it (Captian always stays with the boat) . It was an honor to help.
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