Best Shots Of Sailing Under Extreem Conditions

Discussion in 'Stability' started by Boston, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Boston

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    about thirty seconds into this flick this monohull goes airborne and just slams down and keeps right on going

    great engineering in this one
    boat and crew dont miss a beat



    if you have a favorite flick of sailing in rough weather
    post it here

    cheers
    B
     
  2. capt vimes
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    a little bit older but one of my favorites...

    how the heck do you get the videos emebbeded... :confused:
    thank's boston - never looked there... ;)
     
  3. Boston

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    coppy the embeded HTML just under where you got the link URL from and then wrap it in the u tube ( think of it like wrapping quotes around a text )function in the go advanced window
     
  4. CT 249
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    Nice vid, Capt Vimes.

    The funny thing is that some other people here seem to keep on saying that heavy boats like those in your video are never uncomfortable or wet, and never encounter waves over the deck. There certainly seems to be a lot of bashing and crashing and solid water over the deck in your video.

    Dearie me, perhaps it's not just those evil light boats that can be hard to sail in a breeze?
     
  5. troy2000
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    I don't think anyone claims it can't happen with a heavy boat, especially when you're deliberately pushing hard in conditions like those shown in the video. No cruiser in his right mind would be doing that....
     
  6. Asleep Helmsman
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    I reckon they have those green hats in case they get blown overboard. Good Luck with that.
     
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    Brindabella, 98 Hobart I think. Guys I once worked with died in that race.
     
  8. Asleep Helmsman
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    It's amazing the things we do for fun. I've been in water so rough, many would have gone to see Davy.

    The old man kept us alive.
     
  9. Zed
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    12 foot skiff's

    The 18's get the headlines but some truly inspired insanity goes on in the 12's! Number one rigs had 600 sqft kites back when... on a 12ft 2 man boat you have to be just a little mad.










     
  10. Zed
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    Yep... it kinda didn't go to plan. What can you say, hopefully "we" learned from it.
     
  11. Asleep Helmsman
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    I'm going to try to write the story.It's been 36 years since we took the trip through the canal (Panama). I'll start a new thread, we'll see how it turns out.
     
  12. troy2000
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    Zed, why don't they just put wings on those 12-ft skiffs, and get 'em up off that bumpy water? Looks they're flying most of the time anyway....
     
  13. Zed
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    They are insane... basically that is the reason. You don't so much sail downwind as hook in and hold on, its closer to being fired downwind by a big potato gun... the level of control, in my limited experience, feels about the same!

    Foils would probably help heaps!

    http://www.skiff.org.au/index.htm
     
  14. Asleep Helmsman
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    How fast?
     

  15. Zed
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    I really don't know! I'd guess 2x knots tops, but I could easily be corrected.
     
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