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Old 20-08-2014, 17:01   #16
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I do not sail. (I race windsurfers round the buoys though, which might be a kind of sailing)
Hahaha! So, you "only" windsurf?

Man, what you are doing is the ESSENCE of sailing.

BTW There was that girl (not the one that loved the biker) that sailed round the world on a windsurfer.

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Old 21-08-2014, 05:43   #17
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Tayana: That's hard core!
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Old 21-08-2014, 07:47   #18
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Hahaha! So, you "only" windsurf?

Man, what you are doing is the ESSENCE of sailing.

BTW There was that girl (not the one that loved the biker) that sailed round the world on a windsurfer.

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Dog...

Seems the general consensus aligns with my original post.... It's definitely hard core sailing... I dismally gave it a go for a few years in the early 80's... Probably could have been a lot more fun on a board that didn't take 2 people to carry, and a linebacker strength to get the rig back off the water!

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Tayana: That's hard core!
Oh man... no kidding!
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Old 21-08-2014, 09:19   #19
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Happy - Even the currently popular class, Kona One, uses what I consider pretty heavy boards. There are of course lighter longboards too now, (if you want to spend enough $ to buy a used day-sailer) but the sails don't get any easier to haul up. I make my sail choice based on "What is the biggest I pull out of the water in these conditions if I drop?"
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Da Slipper -- Journal of the Pacific-Hawaii Crossing by a Windsurfer for some good reading. I met this guy on the beach in Hilo and he was heading toward Kauai the same morning. Not much beer storage but he goes interisland.

I don't think there has been a round the world windsurfer. I could be wrong but I haven't seen the news about it.

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Raphaëla le Gouvello — Wikipédia

She crossed the 3 oceans. Not a rtw by WSSRC but an epic piece of sailing by all standards.

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Raphaëla le Gouvello — Wikipédia

She crossed the 3 oceans. Not a rtw by WSSRC but an epic piece of sailing by all standards.

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very impressive!

Thanks for mentioning her.

Unfortunately, there is a Wikipedia article about her in French language wiki, but a search of the English language wikipedia does not yield any article or content.
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very impressive!

Thanks for mentioning her.

Unfortunately, there is a Wikipedia article about her in French language wiki, but a search of the English language wikipedia does not yield any article or content.
1. google translate,
2. enter wiki, write an English stub,
3. read in French, it is sort of like twisted English anyways.

With most of extreme sailing events being predominantly French, it is at times difficult to follow them, unless one speaks the language. A good excuse to learn it I think.

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Guys,

Thanks for mentioning this - I had not read of her before.

Racing has (sadly) would up for the season. (now what to we do?) I really did got the taste of tactical racing during our local regatta. I beat one of the vetrans by no more than 5 seconds. The last minute of that race was some of the most exciting, heart-poudning sport I've ever been involved in.
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Skipr:
I had not heard of Da Slipper either. My initial reaction is you'd have to be half mad, but I'll have to read the story...
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