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30 Knots--Time for a Sail

Notes on the value of a breezy day for boat and crew preparation.

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Re: 30 Knots--Time for a Sail

I always enjoy your videos, Christian. I was also out the other day in 30 knots testing a new-to-me boom brake. My friends suggested ducking behind one of the islands in San Francisco Bay to get out of the wind, then kinda questioned my sanity when we broke the line and one of the arms on the boom brake flew off. Something's obviously not set up correctly and I'm still trying to figure it out, but I don't know how else to test things like this except in mostly controlled conditions rather than way offshore.
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First thing I noticed and the truly amazing thing about that video was that they didn't even bother to put in their hatch boards. Now THAT'S gutsy! Smart? Well, I'll let you each make that determination.

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Nice vid. Subbed.

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When the rails go down, so do all the ports, hatches and hatch boards!
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Oh my! This is my first exposure to Christian Williams videos. So much better than Vagabond, Doodles, and all the other look-at-me-in-a-bikini-on-sailboat videos.
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Oh my! This is my first exposure to Christian Williams videos. So much better than Vagabond, Doodles, and all the other look-at-me-in-a-bikini-on-sailboat videos.
No bikinis in this video: https://youtu.be/wVaPqieqSKM

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Re: 30 Knots--Time for a Sail

My kind of sailing there. We called our Thursday night Regatta opener last night with 25 Kt sustained 38 KT Gusts recorded on one boat IN THE SLIP. Sometimes we go out anyway but with white caps in the Marina basin and catching spray walking down the dock we opted out. Breaking things is expensive. Its funny once you're out especially if the trip is a little downwind how manageable everything is.
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Re: 30 Knots--Time for a Sail

Hey,

Nice video!

One thing I have learned is that 30 knots upwind is a lot different than 30 knots downwind!

if I plan on going for a simple daysail, and it's blowing 30, I'll just stay home. If I'm racing on a fully crewed boat, we will go out. If I am going somewhere, and it's downwind, I will go in 30 kts. So no 30 kt's upwind sailing for me (unless racing).

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