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Forum: Learning to Sail   01-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By HeyPorter
Re: Island Sailing Club

I'm a little late on this (apparently I need to browse the forums more), but in my opinion as a member of Island Sailing Club is a great place to learn, and a great alternative to owning your own...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,495
Posted By HeyPorter
Heh. When I was taking ASA 103 they were running...

Heh. When I was taking ASA 103 they were running an ASA 101 course at the same time, and two of the students (a couple) had OPs exact plan, down to knowing the boat. At some point they decided that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,880
Posted By HeyPorter
Ugh, I'd love to do some winter sailing here in...

Ugh, I'd love to do some winter sailing here in Portland, but where are the darn winds? Seems like we've been averaging 2-3 knots for a few weeks, with nothing good in sight.
Forum: Racing   11-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By HeyPorter
Somewhere in between. I imagine it can be a...

Somewhere in between. I imagine it can be a relatively smooth process when done correctly, and most of the time when we race it is NOT.

Irunbird, thanks for the tips, and for pointing me in the...
Forum: Racing   11-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By HeyPorter
Santana 20s, end-for-end, two to three crew...

Santana 20s, end-for-end, two to three crew (usually three).
Forum: Racing   11-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By HeyPorter
Videos/Tips for raising spinnaker after rounding

Anyone know of any good videos or have any detailed tips on raising the spinnaker immediately after a rounding?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2011
Replies: 209
Views: 19,718
Posted By HeyPorter
Great sail on the Columbia yesterday. Sailflow...

Great sail on the Columbia yesterday. Sailflow was calling for 13+ knots, but when we got out there it was pretty calm. Enough to get up the river, but sloowwwwwly. Wind picked up, though, and we...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-14-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,240
Posted By HeyPorter
Could be fake, but also seems possible: ...

Could be fake, but also seems possible:

Magic Malik Bouchenafa Kiteboard in Algeria - lift accident - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVuXjf_PJo)

Yeah, I wasn't suggesting doing it...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-12-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,240
Posted By HeyPorter
Couldn't tell ya about using it as a learning...

Couldn't tell ya about using it as a learning experience, but watching a bunch of kite surfers at the Oregon coast this weekend definitely made me want to check it out. Looked like a blast. Googled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2011
Replies: 1,112
Views: 284,864
Posted By HeyPorter
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1086/img024kn.j...

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1086/img024kn.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/img024kn.jpg/)


Fighting the current in light winds on the Columbia.
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-01-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By HeyPorter
I'll add Plain Sailing: The Sail Trim Manual for...

I'll add Plain Sailing: The Sail Trim Manual for New Sailors (http://www.amazon.com/Plain-Sailing-Sail-Trim-Manual-Sailors/dp/1580801617). I don't see it mentioned too much, probably because it's...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By HeyPorter
It was a working jib, so this makes sense. My...

It was a working jib, so this makes sense. My only reason to question that is because I made significant changes to both the jib and main trim, and was a pretty constant issue. I wasn't looking for...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By HeyPorter
Sail Trim Question

Hi all,
Brief background: I've only been sailing since last August, but I've logged a good amount of hours and took ASA 101 in October and 104 in March. I feel pretty confident with a boat and...
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