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Search: Posts Made By: ropeclimber
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

All good points and excellent food for thought. Thanks jameswilson29!

After reading your comments, I realize "insist" was the wrong word to use re: a safety briefing. As a new crew, though, I...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

I had to do a search to understand this. LOL Yes, if Life were one of those video games my son plays so much, I definitely earned a few EXP points yesterday. On the other hand, perhaps everything...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Oh my goodness, there is so much to tell, but...

Oh my goodness, there is so much to tell, but where to begin? I don’'t know if today was typical or not, but perhaps you can shed some light on that for me.

Here's what happened: The day started...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
It's today. Getting ready to head out soon. Just...

It's today. Getting ready to head out soon. Just re-read everyone's advice for a last minute refresher. Thanks again! I will report back tonight.
Forum: Racing 04-11-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Understood.

Thanks to JamesWilson29 & aelkin, I found the Racing Rules of Sailing and the starting sequence for the fleet so I am now aware of those flags and sounds.

I also found diagrams of...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Thanks! Sailnet is awesome for learning this...

Thanks! Sailnet is awesome for learning this stuff. I haven't gotten any work done for the last two days thanks to all the browsing I've done. I'm watching the angle of attack thread closely because...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Your link suddenly made this 3D video I found a whole lot more useful:

3D LIGHTNING movie (http://www.bytesyze.com/BS_SAILING/SAIL_LIGHTNING/LIGHTNING.html)

THANKS!

PS- Video is work-safe,...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Yes... this is what I'm worried about. There seem to be a lot more lines in a Lightning than in a Flying Scot. Aaaaand I've never sailed with a spinnaker before. So that'll be new.

But I found a...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

There are many things about Sunday I'm worried about. Abdominal strength and hiking is not one of them. :cool::D
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Grease Monkey Gorilla Grips!

I already have a pair. They're crap for gym work because they're water resistant but I suppose on a boat that would be a good thing. It would never have occurred to me...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Thank you all! this is helpful.

I just spoke to the skipper. He seems very nice and understands that I'm new to this. He did not strike me as a screamer, and I don't think my friend would have...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By ropeclimber
First time crewing/racing this weekend

Well, a friend of mine just found me a crew position this Sunday on a boat I've never sailed before with a skipper I've never met before. First time racing, first time on a Lightning. But everyone...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By ropeclimber
Ha! That's exactly my plan as well. Hubby and I...

Ha! That's exactly my plan as well. Hubby and I will hit 15th anniversary in 2015. I am thinking that gives me ~1.5 years to build up enough sailing experience that I feel confident enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,857
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: A mistress?

Before you toss your wife overboard ;) you might try to have a sincere heart-to-heart with her in which you express how important this project is to you, and remind her how much you support her...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-05-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

Well, I was very excited to try out a Catalina 22 on Thursday, only to wake up that morning to 1 knot of wind. I almost started a new thread "Minimum wind for a Catalina 22?" :D

Instead I called...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By ropeclimber
PS- I'm sorry to hear about your furlough. :(

PS- I'm sorry to hear about your furlough. :(
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

emcentar-

The thought of not sailing on such a beautiful day was unacceptable to me, so I called around.

Woodbridge Sailing School is open and has a fleet of Catalina 22s they rent. Score!
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Minimum wind for a Flying Scot?

So I was all set to go sailing tomorrow: beautiful day, light winds just like last week, I had a list of drills I wanted to practice, and I was going to bring a plate of homemade gluten free cookies...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Moderators: Be Alert today

OK, a few more pieces of the puzzle...

This morning I went back and re-read the warning page, and noticed it made mention of a specific website (I won't name the website here because then it will...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By ropeclimber
I just had an odd thing happen when I tried to...

I just had an odd thing happen when I tried to open the "chartering with 1 yo" thread on my Mac.

I was using Chrome and it brought me to a red page telling me the page I was trying to open had...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Thanks for the heads-up!

I am planning to attend the show, but it will most likely be during the day on Friday (unfortunately hubby has to work and won't be able to join me.) :( But I will keep an...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Ropeclimber intro

haha, I think I need a bit more experience first. At this point, the only thing I would recognize when I got to the top of a mast would be maybe a birds nest. :o

Thank you all for the warm welcome.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By ropeclimber
Oh really? Then I have another question: You...

Oh really?

Then I have another question: You know the guy who rigs the boats and tows you around if you get stuck? Is it customary to tip him?

I'm very new to marinas and don't know all the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Oh, it's just a silly secret talent. You know how people have crazy weird stuff they can do, like tie a cherry stem in a knot with their tongue, or whatever. Mine is climbing rope. I can get to the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By ropeclimber
Re: Ropeclimber intro

I had to google flotilla because I didn't know what that was.

WOW! A group of sailboats all sailing from one island to the next together. Sounds like that would be perfect for my family when we...
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