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Search: Posts Made By: ropeclimber
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By gamayun
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Yeah, this is how most boats operate. As I understand the history, though, this is one of the reasons why the Northern California Offshore Racing Council was created. Post-accident reviews from when...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Your first racing experience sounds like a Three Stooges episode. The boat sounds unprepared and incompetent to the point of presenting a high level of risk to the crew. You might want to shop...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By RedHorizon
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

The first two races sound like a typical race with an unpracticed crew! Sounds like it was fun! The last race with someone overboard and hurt was not typical...at all. Bumps, scrapes,...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Good luck!

Your approach shows you are an intelligent, conscientious person. If you were an irresponsible idiot, I wouldn't have advised you to do anything other than show up on time with a six...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Glad you liked the ILCA website. Tons of info there on racing Lightnings.

A bit more advanced is this quiz on the racing rules which get a bit more complex.
Regelspiel Uli Finckh...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Here is a diagram of how the control lines might be run on a Lightning.

Welcome to the International Lightning Class (http://www.lightningclass.org/resources/riggingIdeas/index.asp)
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

I owned a Lightning 19' rigged for racing for a few years.
With three crew the responsibilities of each crew is a bit different.
Forward person is responsible for the jib sheets which are routed...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By aelkin
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

You've got good advice to this point - but you asked for the top 3 things you should know...so here's my list (as a racing skipper).

- understand that 'ease', 'out', 'loose', 'deep' and a half...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By gamayun
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Ditto all the above - great advice! Here are some other things: Be on time; don't bring too much extra gear so you might want to ask what's best; be prepared to be wet so bring dry cloths for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By emcentar
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

I've never tipped him and I've never seen anyone do so.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By gamayun
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Welcome! I got my start in sailing at the Sailing Club of Washington (briefly) and then crewing on boats on the Chesapeake. Many opportunities and great sailors are there. Have a great time ---- and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By emcentar
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

I sail Flying Scots out of that same marina.

I'd say you want at least 5 knots of wind to move the boat; ideal sailing weather is 7-15. Light air is definitely better if you are sailing alone. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Sweet! Welcome aboard. I cruise with my two kids aboard too (9 and 12). Its a great life.

Brian
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By jimgo
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Welcome aboard! LOTS of people here who are in the DC/Baltimore area. I've only been to the BVI's twice, but next year is our 10-year anniversary and my wife and I were talking about our family...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By CalebD
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

In 1/2 knot of breeze your FS should still ghost along.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By nolatom
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

If it's a nice day, go. Light air never killed anyone (I hope??). And chances are it will pick up.

Anyway, since 3 hours ago when you posted, I gather you're out there now. Good decision, have...
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