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Old 16-07-2016, 19:02   #1
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Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

This video shows boats in a race several years ago, so it is not new. I am posting it here today because others may find it interesting or entertaining.

http://youtu.be/LzSwhaECG28

Hmmm...I copied the link from YouTube, but it does not show up as an embedded video player here on the forum. Sorry about that. If someone knows how to make the viewer appear, let me know how for the future.

Check out this video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/LzSwhaECG28
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Old 16-07-2016, 23:36   #2
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Thanks for that Steady Hand, but to be honest Skippers who drive foredeck crew to windward in seas like that should be thrown overboard.

Akin to manslaughter by racing idiots!... As this is totally unnecessary with proper seamanship and anticipation.

But if caught, slow down and bear off will solve the problem faster and without the danger of a major injury.
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Old 18-07-2016, 20:25   #3
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Looks bouncy all right. Agree with Pelagic that a slightly different heading may make motion easier and result in a more rested crew that will perform better overall, despite having to "make up" windward distance. Newer boats (pizza wedges) are designed reach off around storms or weather systems instead of beating to windward. Newer boats sail so much faster that it more than makes up for the extra distance they go.
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Old 18-07-2016, 20:53   #4
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Wasn't that Global Challenge race the one that went the wrong way around the world? That would entail months of driving to windward.

Bloody silly idea if you ask me.

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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Thanks for posting the video, Steady.

To embed a video, I copy the URL directly from the address bar at the top of the YouTube page, then paste it directly to your post. No need to use any special 'link' buttons as the CF software automatically recognizes and embeds the video.

I think you might be using an alternate URL that is somewhat shorter than the one at the top of the YouTube page.

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Old 18-07-2016, 22:02   #6
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

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Wasn't that Global Challenge race the one that went the wrong way around the world? That would entail months of driving to windward.

Bloody silly idea if you ask me.

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Yeah, they are the BT british steel challenge boats for sure. They look like the newer 72 footers.

I sailed one of the older 67's Hobart to Melborne and then to Nelson. Brutal amazing boats, very very powerful. With a bit of wind they are like a cross between a freight train and a submarine shouldering the seas apart at 9 knots. I Had to go forward in a gale while bashing to windward to tighten the lashings on an anchor. Had to damn near lash myself down even though we depowered her. They just eat up the miles and even in moderately rough stuff the ride below is pretty smooth. I think they are near 40 tonnes.

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Old 19-07-2016, 04:50   #7
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Thanks for posting the video, Steady.

To embed a video, I copy the URL directly from the address bar at the top of the YouTube page, then paste it directly to your post. No need to use any special 'link' buttons as the CF software automatically recognizes and embeds the video.

I think you might be using an alternate URL that is somewhat shorter than the one at the top of the YouTube page.

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Thanks for answering my question, Steve. That must be it. I was using the YouTube app on my iPad, and the save link or share button on it.

I will use your method in the future.
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Old 19-07-2016, 04:57   #8
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

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Wasn't that Global Challenge race the one that went the wrong way around the world? That would entail months of driving to windward.

Bloody silly idea if you ask me.

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They were emulating Chay Blyth, who went the "wrong way Around" in British Steel.

Wikipedia: "In 1971, Blyth became the first person to sail non-stop westwards around the world, aboard the yacht British Steel, taking 292 days, and as a result was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)."

More about Blyth and the Global Challenge here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chay_Blyth
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

I posted this video soon after reading a thread on CF that was discussing tethers and jack lines, and the forces placed on a them when a body is thrown 6feet.

The video shows, dramatically, what happens when a sea or green water crosses a deck or sweeps the foredeck crew or crew from their cockpit positions. I think it is a good illustration of how a human can be thrown like a doll in an instant. Worth seeing and sharing for that reason, I think.

I am glad some other sailors enjoyed seeing it.
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

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Yeah, they are the BT british steel challenge boats for sure. They look like the newer 72 footers.

I sailed one of the older 67's Hobart to Melborne and then to Nelson. Brutal amazing boats, very very powerful. With a bit of wind they are like a cross between a freight train and a submarine shouldering the seas apart at 9 knots. I Had to go forward in a gale while bashing to windward to tighten the lashings on an anchor. Had to damn near lash myself down even though we depowered her. They just eat up the miles and even in moderately rough stuff the ride below is pretty smooth. I think they are near 40 tonnes.

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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Oh, my! At 1:31 the wave hits and
then nobody's there.

I had to turn off the music though.
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Furlers, rollers, furlers and then more rollers ...

Why should one go fore in heavy going?

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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

Great video showing "now you see 'um, now you don't". That's some serious work. I'm getting shorter tethers and better tie-in spots in the middle of the boat.
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

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Furlers, rollers, furlers and then more rollers ...

Why should one go fore in heavy going?

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To set a storm jib ?
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Re: Heavy Weather video shows Wet Foredeck Work

I agree with Pelagic. Its legalised murder.
That poor woman who died this year... And then we found out the same boat had killed a guy last year. Same stupid race.
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