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Old 13-01-2018, 04:18   #1
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Dangerous boats these
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More like 'Dangerous Skippers'..
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Thatís just racing. Probably nearing the mark and pushing lower into the broach danger zone. Been there.

Has little to do with the boat itself and is more about point of sail and tactics. Yes, more responsive boats, when you get on that edge, can go over it pretty quickly but itís pushing the limits in the first place that led to this situation.
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That is awesome. You can hear the umpireís whistle blowing a penalty, but Iím not sure if that was for the overtaking boat pushing in to leeward (were they approaching a starboard tack leeward mark?) or for the now windward boat not keeping clear. The simultaneous broach by one and gybe broach by the other indicates a gust coming through that just overwhelmed them. Iím not sure who gets a win if the leeward boat was able to complete the course.

Factor, were you trying to emulate seaslug? Letís not descend to his (her?) level.
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Old 13-01-2018, 13:36   #5
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Nearly as dangerous as these boats

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Win some, lose some. On boat lost a rig, the other gained a spinnaker...
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Ooohhhh, I HATE it when that happens... (match race vid)

And once in an open 50 on Sydney harbour we were stalled right in front of the Manly ferry... who was gentleman enough to stop before doing what that other video shows. It was a sobering moment!

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Ooohhhh, I HATE it when that happens... (match race vid)

And once in an open 50 on Sydney harbour we were stalled right in front of the Manly ferry... who was gentleman enough to stop before doing what that other video shows. It was a sobering moment!

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What a gent he was. Them boys usually look behind to see what is left...

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What a gent he was. Them boys usually look behind to see what is left...

Well, the boat in question was a competitor in the '94-'95 BOC race, and was covered with logos and adverts... had been in the papers, etc. The skipper of the ferry slowly pulled alongside and lots of folks with cameras were clicking away. I was changing my unders...

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Well, the boat in question was a competitor in the '94-'95 BOC race, and was covered with logos and adverts... had been in the papers, etc. The skipper of the ferry slowly pulled alongside and lots of folks with cameras were clicking away.

I was changing my unders...

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Not in public I hope...

I did the ferries for 3 months when living there. I was renting in Manly and working in the City. .... I loved the hydrofoils. Stopping is not what they were designed for...

I got hit by a speedboat once years ago... Mine was a small fishing boat. I got thrown clean over. His insurance got me a new boat and engine. NOTHING ever has replaced the memory of seeing it all happen in slow motion and hitting the water.

A ferry doing that? oof.. I dread to think..
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I was with Jim. I was ready to jump overboard, had picked my spot to guide me to land, and all. We knew what the helmsman didn't: that the Harbor Ferries flying the red diamond, stop for no one, dodge not at all: they are the stand on vesssels. The competitor's brother was on the helm, as the competitor was sick, and the bro didn't know. We were extraordinarily fortunate, the ferryman was interested in the race boats.

Long time ago, now. Like Gary says, the memory stays quite fresh, burned in by adrenalin, or something!

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