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    Last edited by skuthorp; 07-31-2021 at 06:54 PM.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Is that the lighthouse that Small Boats featured a story about a while back? A lapstrake dinghy sailing around the light and back, as part of a project to circle every lighthouse in the UK? Cool photo.

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    Scuppers bigly.
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    Looks like she's just surfaced- like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcTySZ_4JiQ JayInOz

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    I have plans, and an instruction CD of the RC model above. But the plans are rather daunting and as yet, apart fron a strip card hull, not begun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Is that the lighthouse that Small Boats featured a story about a while back?
    fastnet rock

    you know the one the race is named after. . .
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    To round the Fastnet light in a small boat from England would be quite an expedition. To round it from Ireland, not so much, but still a good effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Is that the lighthouse that Small Boats featured a story about a while back? A lapstrake dinghy sailing around the light and back, as part of a project to circle every lighthouse in the UK? Cool photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    To round the Fastnet light in a small boat from England would be quite an expedition. To round it from Ireland, not so much, but still a good effort.
    Not the same, then... Perhaps they shouldn't build them all to look so much alike! (Confuses poor geography-ignorant U.S. viewers...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Will Stirling
    Yep, that's the one I was thinking of. A nice 14' or so lapstrake expedition dinghy, I think. The light in question, though, was just a few miles offshore, somewhere in the SW of the UK if I recall correctly.

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    anybody got a link to this will sterling expedition dinghy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    That's it! Wolf Rock Light. Thanks, Rob.

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    Thank you! Id never read that. Entertained me while I finished my coffee.

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    There is a good first hand account (somewhere) of the 1927 Fastnet race which was won on corrected time in heavy weather by Albert Strange's Tally-Ho. Jolie Brise dropped out I think. Only two boats finished, a big John Alden schooner, and Tally-Ho. (I am so glad to see that rebuild, and waiting to see what happens in the upcoming classic yacht racing scenes)

    Written by Alf Loomis who was onboard the Alden schooner and originally published in Rudder (I think) I first read it about 40 years ago.
    Found Here, it starts on, pp11: https://albertstrange.org/wp-content...let-Lo-Res.pdf

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    There is another account, written l, as it were, from the back of the fleet, by Maurice Griffiths who with his first wife Peter Gerard had joined Conor O’Brien’s “Saoirse” as crew for the race. “Saoirse” and her owner had not long finished the first ever circumnavigation of the earth via the three great capes, so she was most certainly an ocean sailing yacht but she was rigged as a barquentine which is not the ideal rig to take a small boat to windward in a gale… they retired of course.

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    won the Fastnet Race in 1925, 1929 and 1930. She is the only boat to have won the Fastnet Race three times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    To round the Fastnet light in a small boat from England would be quite an expedition. To round it from Ireland, not so much, but still a good effort.
    Definitely worth a t shirt.
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