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  1. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    You can sail fine with a headsail but downwind. You will never point up wind without the main... it's basic physics and sailing 101 No main, you don't have the lift to pull upwind.

    This is why they ended up in the breakers. They should have taken reefs on the main not drop it. Although I suspect some rig failure as the boom is not even visible in the clip.
  2. rcrapps

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    Good eye. They were doomed to blow down wind with what they had left.
    Still SFBs.
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    The big problem was that the weather jib sheet was fouled or the leeward sheet had come undone.. You can see the clew curled over to the port side and the guy on deck trying to clear the problem. He might be trying to get the starboard sheet onto the jib. Notice, too, that the crew is all properly kitted out for the conditions with full foulies and vests, and that the jib is a high-tech carbon mylar racing sail. Not just weekend sailors in a rental sailboat. There's a full length video on ******** where the boat is a good distance off the pier where the problems developed, HERE
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    At least their fenders were ready. This is why i want the biggest anchor i can fit, just in case.
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    Thank you for these pictures,I laughed at them all, you just made my good day great
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    A little whoopsie on the beach in Phuket, Thailand yesterday.
    thailand.jpg
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    Can't wait to see their baby!
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    Exactly, the rut is on in Thailand! See that colorful rack?
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    Cue the Lorne Greene voiceover...
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    1. RIP to the US Service members who lost their lives while serving out Great Country.

    2. re the ferry, operating at 34kts, at night, within 1/2 mile of jetty or channel entrance seems awfully fast.
    That speed hardly gives you enough reaction time in perfect conditions.
  14. Pascal

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    I once encountered that same ferry in the Hyannis channel (the channel they missed) in fog. I was watching them approaching on radar and they came out of the fog only seconds before passing by us.
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    M/Y Tales has gearbox issues in Porto Fino harbour.

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    A different view of post # 431 which goes to show you that not only is someone always watching but LOTS of people are watching.
    And they all have cameras.
    And internet access.
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    I've been in and out of there a few times, on smaller boats, but how the heck did he get across the harbour sideways? You have to be straight-on going in and coming out.
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    Disney cruise ship in the Bahamas.

  19. Pascal

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    Weird. No sign of challenging winds... sheltered harbor...
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    Gee, this 900 footer feels a lil slower than my last 850.

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