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Duncan Gibbs
04-13-2015, 08:07 AM
http://www2.gorchfock.de/forum/download/file.php?id=1705

http://sailing-ships.oktett.net/gorch-fock.jpg

Paul Pless
04-13-2015, 08:08 AM
yes she is
very nice pic

PeterSibley
04-13-2015, 08:09 AM
It's hard to imagine reefing her when she finally needs it !

varadero
04-13-2015, 08:17 AM
It's hard to imagine reefing her when she finally needs it !

At that point of sail it is very easy. Run her off by about 20 degrees, start at the royals, upper jibs, and gaff topsails. Then bring her back up. Not to be done on a lee shore though...

Paul Pless
04-13-2015, 08:23 AM
At that point of sail it is very easy. Run her off by about 20 degrees, start at the royals, upper jibs, and gaff topsails. Then bring her back up. Not to be done on a lee shore though...just like this eh?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/05/e8/29/05e829b8be31885abbad26af06ed0793.jpg

varadero
04-13-2015, 08:44 AM
If you have 20 mins....
I was the blond 16 year old having a bath at 08.47.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YmRbX_2qSc

Old Dryfoot
04-13-2015, 08:56 AM
Foch indeed!

Great pics!

Tom Hunter
04-13-2015, 08:57 AM
@george I watched the whole thing when you posted it, that must have been a great trip.

Jim Mahan
04-13-2015, 09:45 AM
There should be a comma in the name. When the funding partner first toured the boat yard during her build, he was asked what he wanted to name her, in view of her pedigree and that of her owner, but just at that auspicious moment, he stepped in some glob of anomalous boatyard crap, and upon noticing it, exclaimed, reverting to his native tongue, "Gorck, Foch!"

:rolleyes:

It must be impressive enough to be atop one of those masts in the dock, I can only imagine what it must be like to be the near the top during a blow, leveraged out over the bounding sea. Foching gork.

Gerarddm
04-13-2015, 10:45 AM
I wonder how fast she was going. One of Donald McKay's clippers, I think James Baines, ​was once clocked at 21 knots!

Paul Pless
04-13-2015, 10:49 AM
There should be a comma in the name. When the funding partner first toured the boat yard during her build, he was asked what he wanted to name her, in view of her pedigree and that of her owner, but just at that auspicious moment, he stepped in some glob of anomalous boatyard crap, and upon noticing it, exclaimed, reverting to his native tongue, "Gorck, Foch!"

:rolleyes:

It must be impressive enough to be atop one of those masts in the dock, I can only imagine what it must be like to be the near the top during a blow, leveraged out over the bounding sea. Foching gork.

I always thought it was short for Gorck Foch Yourself. . .

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-13-2015, 11:40 AM
I was aboard the Inca a couple of times when she was docked in Kingston... If this is the Inca Cuidad we are talking about.

varadero
04-13-2015, 11:52 AM
I was aboard the Inca a couple of times when she was docked in Kingston... If this is the Inca Cuidad we are talking about.
The very same. Great town Kingston, lotsafun

ron ll
04-13-2015, 12:02 PM
If you have 20 mins....
I was the blond 16 year old having a bath at 08.47.


Were you also one of the ones mooning the camera? :)
Great clips. I wish I had footage like that of our trip.