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Paul Pless
12-05-2016, 09:34 AM
http://68.media.tumblr.com/2bb51de94646c57c3b87dbab25841f47/tumblr_n7bdirdv4W1s4h016o1_1280.png

John B
12-05-2016, 10:01 AM
Golden Vanitie.

Rich Jones
12-05-2016, 10:01 AM
Why is that spinnaker set inside the forestay?

Figment
12-05-2016, 10:43 AM
Why is that spinnaker set inside the forestay?

That's how they were set at the time. With adequate breeze redirected by the main, the balloon-jib would balloon out to windward and the forestay wasn't much of a concern.

John B
12-05-2016, 04:24 PM
We've had the topic here before but whenever I see a photo of Vanitie that phrase" Golden Vanitie' pops straight to mind. It might have been from one of the Rosenfeld books... maybe?. Anyway she was bronze and must have sailed without paint. When I saw that photo at insomniac/3 o dark this morning I was thinking the production of it was a deliberate pun on her nickname.


accidental discovery.... 7 minute clip on Rosenfelds ,well worth watching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_-4yJVr1bk