There's an awful lot of different boat designs out there. Most follow similar trends, some are 'modern' versions of proven older designs, some are by the same designer updating a previous design. The RS400 you could say is what Phil Morrison would do if the Merlin Rocket wasn't constrained by class rules, it shares [...]
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After so long off the water there's a fair few of us that think a little race is mitigation for reducing the severity or pain that Corona virus has caused so many of us. It has pushed my business to the cliff edge, it's left friends jobless, friends have lost mums and dads. So [...]
the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of somethingSimon2020-07-17T09:08:21+01:00
Be wary of gift horses.. When the owner / skipper of 'jinge' a projection 762 asked if we would like to step onboard as he couldn't make the last race of the Haven Combined Clubs series, team Suffolk Sails had a quick check with their respective chiefs, checked crew availibilty, said great! Then we [...]
Scared? I’m not scared. Look at you man you’re shaking all over! I’m not shaking I’m doing the waaatooozi.Simon2020-07-15T10:40:56+01:00
When Mr T says it's looking a little fruity he ain't talking about no crazy fool! The race team said longer courses.... Great in 25 knots of breeze wind over water.... Course. West Ryde Middle Prince consort Wightlink Norris SE Ryde Middle All to port, east going downwind start, tide going West and building. [...]
Well well well, very deep thing with water at the bottom.The forecast was amazing, will this wind... And will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?Err No - it will not be quite as mighty as that - that is why we have come up on the [...]
Yay a morning of rain, followed by some sunshine. Could be the makings of a decent Cowes week race, breeze of 12 knots increasing through the afternoon.Course to steer? Charts out and ready? RYS line North East Ryde middle Starboard laid mark port Peel bank port Colette starboard Wightlink port Breakwater finish.Tide? Errr, look [...]
Beard? What beard? Did you see the unicorn? Woah there Leslie....too much land based activities! After a week of broken masts, high winds, halyard issues it was finally time to go racing. After a postponement for the wind to fill, finally Zinnia and the rest of the victory fleet got their chance to open [...]
The motto is simple. Buy a boat with a spinnaker, always put the kite up. Rule 1, this rule supersedes every other rule, i know rule 1 was never quit and you and should never quit but.... Always better to have fun with the kite than white sail to victory; white sailing is like [...]
The Classic Yacht Reggata at Sufffolk Yacht harbour sees the arrival of a fleet of classic yachts to enjoy some friendly racing in Dovercourt bay. If you own yachts a pre-1970 design of traditional construction, Bermuda or gaff rigged and built of wood or steel and you are east Coast this is the premier [...]
"Would monsieur care for another bottle of Chateau Latour?" "Ah yes, but no more 1966. Lets splurge! Bring us some fresh wine! The freshest you've got - this year! No more of this old stuff. He doesn't realize he's dealing with sophisticated people here." Ancient Chinese proverb: Is it not a brave man who [...]