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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: Mary] #165364
01/19/09 05:29 PM
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So there is no Plantation Key? confused

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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: fin.] #165366
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According to google there is.
click for google map

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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: Robi] #165469
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I was out 2 Sundays ago. Started the race in a F3 and it was cold on Rutland Water. Just me in the Stealth and 2 shadows. By the end of the first race the water was freezing on the tramp and by the end of the race the spinlock was solid with ice. Came in for lunch and did not venture out again as the sheets would not run through the blocks. My grandson, sailing a topper, capsised his boat on purpose just to thaw out the sheets so he could continue, He's 10 years old. Now that is what I call dedicated or mad!!


John Terry F16 Stealth 556
Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: sssh] #165471
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Are you all mad? Ice on the trampoline? Frozen sheets and blocks? Don't you think nature is trying to tell you something.

Had a great sail last Saturday. About 6 to 8 knots and 25 degrees C, shorts and t-shirt weather. This was the first race I wasn't able to stay on the wire the whole time upwind. The boat left the F18 way behind.

Don't have any video or photos of the day but hear are some pictures from november to help get you through the cold months.

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Ok so not everything went to plan that day.

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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: simonp] #167347
02/05/09 01:04 AM
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Took my brother out for a ride on the F16 last weekend with the camera. Please be kind this is my first attempt at uploading to youtube.



Simon
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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: simonp] #167348
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Nice Simon, especially the low view from the leeward hull. Love the gentle splash at the end. Get the spi out next time!

JD

Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: jd259] #167349
02/05/09 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jd259
Get the spi out next time!


Sure will. I was actually rigging the boat to take my 2 year old son, Bodhi, for his first sail and to test out the new righting pole (without Bodhi!).

Didn't think my bother was going to bring the camera, next time we'll be better prepared.

This is my 2 year old nephew loving it when the wind picked up to about 15 knots.

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Simon
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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: simonp] #167350
02/05/09 03:35 AM
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Simon,

great video! Looks like fantastic sailing conditions with ultra-stable winds. Wish I was there..

Your brother is a brave man, letting you sail over him.

Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #167357
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Brave, trusting or just plan stupid.... Hmmm. In reality he didn't have a choice. He did mention something about "stop f$&@"/g aiming at me!"


Simon
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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: simonp] #167362
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I'm planning to film like that this summer, my idea was to take a PVC pipe with two lids, some lead at the bottom, and foam in the top so that it floats upright like a cork.
Then mount the camera on top and maybe put a windvane on it to keep it pointing in the right direction.
Anyone else have some ideas for mounting cameras?
Its a bit cold for sailing at the moment here, I heard they went training last weekend but lines and blocks froze up.
Picture taken yesterday from the boat park:

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Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: Tony_F18] #167371
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A friend sent me a video of a "Dolphin Stampede", probably down in Baja California. It should brighten up any gloomy day.

Can't figure out how to upload it. Any ideas? Anyone?

NEVERMIND!

Cheers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDiEXRMB-u8

Fitzroy dolphin
http://www.angelfire.com/mb/dolphins/duskydol.html


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'When you have a lot of things to do, it's best to get your nap out of the way first.

Re: It's very quiet in Europe, anyone got new videos? [Re: pgp] #167390
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Those look like some lovely sailing conditions Simon - I'm very jealous!! sick cool

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