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Forum: Learning to Sail   09-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,649
Posted By Wookie1974
Reefing when the wind is high will result in...

Reefing when the wind is high will result in higher speeds, not lower. This is because the sail is able to create more forward pressure because it is not tipped over (heel).
A sail works like a...
Forum: Northern Europe   09-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By Wookie1974
Danish Islands, Baltic

Hi -

Just noticed there are no posts regarding northern Europe here at all. So I thought I might add one.
I'm a novice sailor, but I was out for the first time in the Baltic a few weeks ago, for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,433
Posted By Wookie1974
Boat building schools in Europe

Hi -

thought I might ask here...maybe someone knows a tip. I am dreaming a bit of someday building my own boat. I figure a good way to start would be by taking a course in boatbuilding (wooden,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-03-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 54,033
Posted By Wookie1974
Well - I know what you'll say about this,...

Well - I know what you'll say about this, (obvious from your statements) but carrying a weapon MAY keep people from stealing your extra boxes of corn-flakes (upon pain of death - GULP!), but it MAY...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Wookie1974
Hello from Munich, Germany

Hi -

I'm supposed to introduce myself, so here goes:

I'm an American living in Munich, Germany...been here for ten years. I grew up sailing lasers in South Carolina, but when I moved here I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 78,172
Posted By Wookie1974
view it as the perfect oppurtunity to...

view it as the perfect oppurtunity to redecorate....worked for me after my divorce! :)

Wookie1974
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Wookie1974
Well....lessee here, what could I offer.... ...

Well....lessee here, what could I offer....

First things that come to mind are my fabulous collection of PEZ-Dispensers and a comprehensive training program in Finite Element Analysis and...
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