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Old 07-12-2020, 09:29   #61
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Re: Sirius 40 DS

Very nice and Journey, esp for November!! Saw your after Gibraltar on marine traffic, was impressed by your speed! Hope you have enjoyed the decksalon 😇👍
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:56   #62
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We have just finished the yacht delivery of a Sirius 40 DS. A really great yacht.

Here's the film:



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Thank you for posting this! Definitely going to look you up when I get around to buying my 35ds.

I realize you weren't doing a review of the yacht, though I must confess, when I saw the route you were taking, I was expecting to see how she handles in a blow with that relatively high profile.

But it looks like you lucked out with the weather! Biscay looked kind of like Lake Champlain!

Two questions (because we're on an internet forum, I'll preface by assuring you that these aren't intended as snark or criticisms; I'm genuinely curious and not afraid to be naive):

At one point, it looks as though you were maintaining over 9 knots, and not because you are surfing. What were the conditions like for that?

Also, there's a point when you appear to be going downwind but the sails look like they're set for a close reach. I notice that a lot on these videos, and I'm wondering if it's an optical illusion because the camera can't really convey camber (kind of like the way the waves never look as big on a video or a photograph as they actually are).

Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:11   #63
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Thank you for posting this! Definitely going to look you up when I get around to buying my 35ds.

I realize you weren't doing a review of the yacht, though I must confess, when I saw the route you were taking, I was expecting to see how she handles in a blow with that relatively high profile.

But it looks like you lucked out with the weather! Biscay looked kind of like Lake Champlain!

Two questions (because we're on an internet forum, I'll preface by assuring you that these aren't intended as snark or criticisms; I'm genuinely curious and not afraid to be naive):

At one point, it looks as though you were maintaining over 9 knots, and not because you are surfing. What were the conditions like for that?

Also, there's a point when you appear to be going downwind but the sails look like they're set for a close reach. I notice that a lot on these videos, and I'm wondering if it's an optical illusion because the camera can't really convey camber (kind of like the way the waves never look as big on a video or a photograph as they actually are).

Thanks!
Great! ;-)

We had over 30kts of wind and tide with us when we reached those speeds.

I'm not sure which bit you mean with regards to sail trim. Possibly an illusion, possibly trimmed in to keep the sail off the spreaders... Not sure.

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Old 07-12-2020, 12:01   #64
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Great! ;-)

We had over 30kts of wind and tide with us when we reached those speeds.

I'm not sure which bit you mean with regards to sail trim. Possibly an illusion, possibly trimmed in to keep the sail off the spreaders... Not sure.

Pete
I think it's an illusion created by the optics of the camera. It's something I've noticed on a few videos where the camera is aimed at the foresails and you can't see the positioning of the main boom. (Definitely not a knock on your seamanship.)

I love the positioning of the galley on these boats.
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Old 07-12-2020, 17:08   #65
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Thank you for posting this! Definitely going to look you up when I get around to buying my 35ds.

I realize you weren't doing a review of the yacht, though I must confess, when I saw the route you were taking, I was expecting to see how she handles in a blow with that relatively high profile.
Agree - great simple video and fun to see the 40 sailing. So many YT videos only give you the tropical sundowner version of sailing - even if the winds were moderate for this time of year the 40DS appears to sail well.

We will also be keeping your contact handy as we arehave our fingers crossed on moving forward with a 35ds later this year - C19 permitting
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Old 07-12-2020, 20:25   #66
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Agree - great simple video and fun to see the 40 sailing. So many YT videos only give you the tropical sundowner version of sailing - even if the winds were moderate for this time of year the 40DS appears to sail well.

We will also be keeping your contact handy as we arehave our fingers crossed on moving forward with a 35ds later this year - C19 permitting
Pete's new problem: Fending off the long lines of Sirius DS buyers who want him to deliver!
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