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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Race seven was the seldom seen inverted version.
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    Brings back memories of my first sail(?) in my Oughtred Acorn Skiff!!!!

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    The plucky designers were undaunted, and vowed to solve the challenges of the wind powered submarine

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    Very odd that they're so far submerged
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    That, my friends, is the much-referenced but rarely seen by the policeman rapping on the steamed-up windows of your father's car, submarine races that you and your girl were watching at Passion Point...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Very odd that they're so far submerged
    things got out of hand

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    Excellent thread title Paul - well done.

    @ Michael - so you've gone to watch a few of those races too?
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    That's for when the wind is over 40 and you sail a broad reach using your centreboard……..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Excellent thread title Paul - well done.

    @ Michael - so you've gone to watch a few of those races too?
    They don't do submarine races like they used to. Or at least... I don't!
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    Breezy day?
    I'm thinking it's a sailing class doing capsize tests.
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    I'm familiar with that perspective...
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    That's one of the reasons I'm not interested in sailing.

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    Gib, that's exactly why whenever I had a new girl out on the boat I'd find a nice safe place to capsize within the first ten minutes.
    After they see that it's really not a big problem if the boat goes over, they relax and enjoy the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Gib, that's exactly why whenever I had a new girl out on the boat I'd find a nice safe place to capsize within the first ten minutes.
    After they see that it's really not a big problem if the boat goes over, they relax and enjoy the day.
    There was a psychological and physiological response for that you recognized by doing that. All us who sailed as teens knew that one. I added a nice picnic lunch and a beach to "dry out". I would have nice girls who heard about that ask me to take them sailing on the sunfish.
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    A day without a capsize, is like a kiss without a moustache.

    So I'm told.

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    Not test pictures from the new tidal sail design?
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    I know a guy could use one of those stretched out, ruined, sails...

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    I've done that with a Hobie Cat, but the water wasn't that clear.

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    I've not done that yet in my Wayfarer. I need a bit more AGW ... or a drysuit ... first. I think it might put herself off a wee bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    A day without a capsize, is like a kiss without a moustache.

    So I'm told.
    For me a moustache totally destroys a kiss. Same with capsizes and days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Gib, that's exactly why whenever I had a new girl out on the boat I'd find a nice safe place to capsize within the first ten minutes.
    After they see that it's really not a big problem if the boat goes over, they relax and enjoy the day.
    Forty years ago I took a gal out sailing on a first date. No capsizes were involved. We just celebrated 38 years of marriage this past June. I wonder what would have happened had I flipped the boat...
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    "I wonder what would have happened had I flipped the boat..."

    Possibly you would have dated as many girls as Figment has. <wink, grin>
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    Could be worse, at least the water is deep enough that the rigs not stuck in the mud.

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    I've actually done that deliberately with every boat I've owned. To see how and how hard it was to get them upside again. Hardest was a cat., easiest the boat I sail at present, a Sabre.

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