Something to get you stoked for the new season!

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by Webfoot, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Webfoot

    Webfoot New Member

    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gotta love it. . . Sailing that is!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDToL593cmU&feature=related"]YouTube- Sailing[/ame]
     
  2. tag

    tag my2fish

    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    28
    that was pretty intense! I'm sure part of it was the editing, but it sure seemed like there was just as much capsizing going on as there was sailing! those 470's were flying, though.

    thanks for sharing. it's snowing outside right now, so my sailing season is still several months away.

    tag
     
  3. Larry_S

    Larry_S New Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That is awesome! I took my brother out on a local lake two weeks ago when it was about 70 degrees outside...the water was NOT 70o. it was about 45...

    The wind through us for a loop blowing consistently between 15-20 (full whitecaps?) and supposively gusting to 30knts. We lost a couple of sail rings from them being brittle and the heavy winds.
    It was everything in my power as a rec sailor to not capsize in that freezzzzing water!

    time to break out the wetsuits =)
     
  4. sbenest

    sbenest New Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am way too old to be doing that now but brings back great memories. I race in bigger boats these days where I can stay on board when helming. Having said that I have had 23.5kts out of my Melges24!
     
  5. Webfoot

    Webfoot New Member

    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Speaking of Frostbite sailing, check out this months issue of Wooden Boat mag. Article on Rhodes Penguin. Beautiful frostbite racer, no flotation so you had lots of incentive not to tip over. Would hate to do all that work building it and then watch it make a one way trip to Davy Jones.
     
  6. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Umm, wood floats. I've capsized in a wooden Thistle with no flotation and there was no problem. Except I was wet.
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hmmm.... I think much depends on your definition of "floating" :rolleyes:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Webfoot

    Webfoot New Member

    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
  9. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    On that basis, both a Sunfish and a Laser appear to be a good deal .... :)
     
  10. mackconsult

    mackconsult Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Just before broaching?? :eek:

     
  11. jkdubs

    jkdubs New Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nice video, I miss 470s. I've been sailing my Melges 24 for awhile, but its for sale due to a move to the mainland US soon.
     

Share This Page