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Search: Posts Made By: duckduckgoose
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-31-2009
Replies: 462
Views: 26,843
Posted By duckduckgoose
Just to clarify, I was saying that's how I tell...

Just to clarify, I was saying that's how I tell trawlers from fishing vessels :P
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By duckduckgoose
That's got potential too! Thanks :)

That's got potential too!

Thanks :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-29-2009
Replies: 462
Views: 26,843
Posted By duckduckgoose
Ever heard the phrase "it's a red herring" as a...

Ever heard the phrase "it's a red herring" as a decoy?

I use that to remember. A herring being a fish, it's red, red = fishing :p
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-29-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,296
Posted By duckduckgoose
Sadly I don't own anything bigger than a dinghy...

Sadly I don't own anything bigger than a dinghy :( and my only guests tend to be kiddies with anxiety issues

So in case you find yourself in a similar situation, with a somewhat reluctant or...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-29-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By duckduckgoose
Hey Smackdaddy. Things are good but very very...

Hey Smackdaddy. Things are good but very very busy!

The game does sound a litttttle bit competitive (some kids really struggle not to have massive tantrums if they feel like they have to compete...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By duckduckgoose
Relaxed on the water games for special needs kids 9-17

So I work as a sailing instructor at a camp where the kids can tend to need a lot of assistance. Most of them are on the autism spectrum, but not severely so. Sailing is combined with canoeing as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 12,245
Posted By duckduckgoose
Mirror Dinghy aged 10. Still have it :)...

Mirror Dinghy aged 10.

Still have it :) Don't sail her much, haven't sailed it at all in the last year actually. I think mirror sailors will always be mirror sailors. I love those boats :o
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By duckduckgoose
I'm 20 and have been sailing since 10 - have too...

I'm 20 and have been sailing since 10 - have too little cruising done for my own liking but will be changing that as soon as my college timetable lets up! Get lots of racing in but we're all done for...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By duckduckgoose
Team Russia did this to Delta Lloyd during the...

Team Russia did this to Delta Lloyd during the inshore races in alicante although they actually managed to spear DL with their bow sprit. Nice going boys.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By duckduckgoose
The gentleness of heaven is on the sea The...

The gentleness of heaven is on the sea

The bows turn,—the freighted ship, tacking, speeds away under her gray sails,
The beautiful and noble ship, with all her precious wealth, speeds away gaily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,130
Posted By duckduckgoose
Either Goose or Duck is fine! :) Or duckduckgoose...

Either Goose or Duck is fine! :) Or duckduckgoose if you're in the mood for some typing!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,130
Posted By duckduckgoose
Allow me to clarify. At that time I had...

Allow me to clarify.

At that time I had seven years experience with racing in dinghies and small keelboats. I knew the boat owner personally and inherently trust them. They've known me since I...
Forum: Racing 10-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By duckduckgoose
Lucky you getting out in an etchell! I've...

Lucky you getting out in an etchell!

I've been turned into a racer to the core and as the season is drawing to a close, I've noticed a couple of things. Surprisingly they weren't always apparent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,130
Posted By duckduckgoose
Thanks, good to see someone appreciated the story!

Thanks, good to see someone appreciated the story!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,130
Posted By duckduckgoose
Oh believe me, on that day I was thoroughly...

Oh believe me, on that day I was thoroughly unaware of exactly what I was getting myself in for!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,130
Posted By duckduckgoose
Right, due to inablity to concentrate at 0114, I...

Right, due to inablity to concentrate at 0114, I have not yet read the whole of the thread.

My BFS experiences are somewhat less than a lot of ye, albeit quite varied. The thing about the area I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-03-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,739
Posted By duckduckgoose
Point taken about it being a learn to sail...

Point taken about it being a learn to sail programme

I was just taken by surprise at it because I've a huge background in children's learn to sail courses (having done plenty myself and then...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-01-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,739
Posted By duckduckgoose
Ahem She has a Yachtmasters, so was rather...

Ahem

She has a Yachtmasters, so was rather offended to be informed that she was not even qualified to sail with more than one sail up!!! :p It is quite possible I was on the wrong coast for...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By duckduckgoose
I'd imagine it varies hugely depending on your...

I'd imagine it varies hugely depending on your club. Mine have the results up on the noticeboard within an hour of the committee boat getting back to shore and on their website that night. You'd be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-29-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 7,693
Posted By duckduckgoose
I was thinking this myself. I have mine rigged so...

I was thinking this myself. I have mine rigged so that the jib sheets go through a barber hauler and then through the cars and then through the fairlead. In force 2 and 4, the barber haulers are in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-28-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,739
Posted By duckduckgoose
Just a question/observation for you guys from...

Just a question/observation for you guys from across the pond.

Coming from a completely different sailing mentality here in Ireland, some of the sailing that goes on in the US seems rather...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2008
Replies: 569
Views: 137,993
Posted By duckduckgoose
One day my dad and I went out for a sail. I was...

One day my dad and I went out for a sail. I was due in work so it was only a quick sail. The tide was roaring through the sound in the wrong direction making getting back harder, not to mention the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,739
Posted By duckduckgoose
As far as light weather goes I don't go out if I...

As far as light weather goes I don't go out if I don't have a motor on the boat (2 of the boats I sail don't have motors). Especially if I'm in risk of getting caught in a rip tide with no wind...
Forum: herSailNet 09-15-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,824
Posted By duckduckgoose
You can have some of ours! Half our races have...

You can have some of ours! Half our races have been cancelled thanks to too much wind this year.... half of the others were cancelled due to no wind :) YAY climate change!
Forum: Racing 09-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By duckduckgoose
Not sure if this is a discrepancy as nobody has...

Not sure if this is a discrepancy as nobody has mentioned it yet (also, don't have rule book to hand but I'm sure of this thanks to a protest won :)) but you can't call for water on a windward mark...
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