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Originally posted by G.R.F.

Yes, show me someone doing that with just the one sail..


And there was me recounting the anecdote of a former world class board sailor, who when faced with prospect of racing a laser for the first time against the Mark Warner beach patrol, jettisoned the rudder, mainsheet and bridle and taught them all a lesson- Mano a Mano... standing up, proud and spectacular.

Another 'tall story' from the short dude in the corner????
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Originally posted by G.R.F.

no big words or silly terminology..




Originally posted by sargesail

 rotation of the boat athwartships.  


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Originally posted by sargesail



Here's the bad news GRF: you have a boat which stalls its foils easily. 

OK this I have suspected, I've got a new type sail which may yet work better in light winds, but so far goes upwind worse, so..

1)How do you know this.
2)What is the solution?
i New foil (reshape)?
ii Change mast rake ?
iii move something else about?
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Originally posted by pondmonkey

Originally posted by G.R.F.

Yes, show me someone doing that with just the one sail..


And there was me recounting the anecdote of a former world class board sailor, who when faced with prospect of racing a laser for the first time against the Mark Warner beach patrol, jettisoned the rudder, mainsheet and bridle and taught them all a lesson- Mano a Mano... standing up, proud and spectacular.

Another 'tall story' from the short dude in the corner????

Don't recall saying I didn't use the rudder, it fell off I remember that and I pulled the boom in by hand and won their little race by a suitably embarrassing (for them) margin though.. that bit was true..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 13 at 7:01am
Originally posted by G.R.F.

Originally posted by G.R.F.

no big words or silly terminology..




Originally posted by sargesail

 rotation of the boat athwartships.  


Confused

Sideways around a centre point located in an area around/under the thwart.

Of course if you bothered to learn to sail (including the vocab) then we could help you more easily.  I would if I wanted to windsurf.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 13 at 7:51am
If you really want an opportunity to re-examine your basic tacking technique then I would recommend doing a DI course.

I did one 3 years ago and if made me re-examine my tacking technique completely and it has improved no end.

Perhaps those people who came up with the RYA method were on to something.....  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 13 at 9:41am
No need to do the DI course, Seamanship Skills would do.  Matt, I do agree with grumpf about the complex terminology - there's no way you should use such terms with a beginner.

Graeme, we have a training weekend at Whitefriars next weeknd - I beleive there's even an eps there - you would be very welcome to come and join us and we could soon sort you out.




Edited by winging it - 15 Mar 13 at 9:43am
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 13 at 10:06am
Originally posted by winging it

Graeme, we have a training weekend at Whitefriars next weeknd - I beleive there's even an eps there - you would be very welcome to come and join us and we could soon sort you out.

Are you pimping yourself out again Nessa?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 13 at 10:44am
nope, think Rupert has this one covered.
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 13 at 10:54am
Originally posted by winging it

Matt, I do agree with grumpf about the complex terminology - there's no way you should use such terms with a beginner.

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