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Old 22-08-2013, 21:59   #1
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Great sailing video from a different era

Our hosts from the visit we made to the Tasmanian wooden boat festival sent us this link to a newly posted video of the 1956 Sydney Hobart race. It's professionally shot on film (using big bulky cameras, not the magic little video cameras we have today. The footage is great, narrative fun and take a look at the simple gear these boats carried. No lifelines, no harnesses, and the crews seem to be having a great time.
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Old 22-08-2013, 22:24   #2
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Thanks for posting video Lin , a real " gem"
Speaking of wooden boat shows, sorry to hear you and Larry will not be attending Port Townsend this year, Cheers
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Old 22-08-2013, 22:28   #3
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Re: Great sailing video from a different era

Lin, Mahalo for posting the video. Definitely from another era without the toys we tend to demand to leave the slip today. Boats sail a bit differently also. Seems like 20 degrees angle of heel was sailing upright for those slack bilged designs.
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Cheers Lin. Hope you are enjoying Auckland. You might be interested that when the Stewart 34s are racing they do not have lifelines so they can sheet in to a better angle. You can check them out every Thursday evening on Waitamata Habour.
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Wonderful video, Thanks for posting.____Grant.
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Wooden hulls, hemp lines, bronze winches, cotton canvas, and a poetic narrator. Gorgeous.
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Re: Great sailing video from a different era

Thanks for sharing.

Something about those older boats appeal to me more.
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