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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 2,846
Posted By Ascalon
J24s don't deserve to be named.

J24s don't deserve to be named.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Ascalon
It depends which one you join, where you are...

It depends which one you join, where you are planning to cruise, and how much cruising you're planning to do.

A lot of the 'great value' provided by these associations is subsidised by members who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 11,851
Posted By Ascalon
You've got to chuckle at some of the responses in...

You've got to chuckle at some of the responses in this thread. Sailors are a conservative bunch.

Main furling systems are bloody good for cruising of all kinds. My father has an in-boom furler on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,451
Posted By Ascalon
One-designs. I live to race. Cruising is a...

One-designs.

I live to race. Cruising is a slow death. I hate big ponderous broad beamed boats built for comfort, and squat unseamanlike daysailers. If I had one wish, I would wipe the J24 off the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-07-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ascalon
I would endorse this as the most likely...

I would endorse this as the most likely explanation.

I also note that your first action to shorten sail was to furl the jib. In boats with rolling furlers I know this is the most tempting option...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-07-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By Ascalon
Choosing a Skiff

Okay, so after a decade of sailing small one-design keelboats (FFs, Ynglings, Etchells, Dragons) I've decided to get involved in skiff sailing.

Bearing in mind I haven't raced dinghys since I was...
Forum: Racing   11-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Ascalon
The problem is that it's the first work after the...

The problem is that it's the first work after the start, and you want to push to shore as much as possible on that tack because you're fighting the tide up the course. So although it's anticipated,...
Forum: Racing   11-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Ascalon
ROW - Tacking to Give Sea Room

Three boats are on starboard tack. Lowest boat calls for water and tacks. Second boat must tack to yield water. This will immediately put the second boat on a collision course with the third.

Does...
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