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Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! #250665
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Great video from the Gopro experts at SailVideoSystem.
They went all out this year and got some really nice footage!

-- Have You Seen This? --
Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250666
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Great video! Thanks.


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250682
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verrrrrrrry nice!


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250684
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We really, really need a race like this here (with similar attendance).

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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: brucat] #250690
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We have the races (steeplechase, statue of liberty, etc), what we don't have is the attendance.


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250694
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Texel is way up on my bucket list of sailing events!


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: ksurfer2] #250700
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Originally Posted by ksurfer2
We have the races (steeplechase, statue of liberty, etc), what we don't have is the attendance.


and Macho


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250703
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What kind of distance is the Texel race?

Last edited by Karl_Brogger; 07/11/12 03:12 PM.

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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250705
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Its about 30-35nm: http://goo.gl/maps/HPkQ

Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250706
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huh.... maybe our point to point races are too long?

I think round Texel draws more competitors, than the US has.


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Karl_Brogger] #250709
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
huh.... maybe our point to point races are too long?

I think round Texel draws more competitors, than the US has.


No our point to point races aren't too long. Besides we have every type of distance race imaginable in the southeast so the format aint it. The real question is: Why do so many sail in Europe and so few sail in the America's (which has been debated to death)?


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250712
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Not enough topless wimmin on U.S. beaches...


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250720
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Also note how many boats carry sponsor info on sails and hulls. You don't see that in the US because most people in the US have no interest in sailing events. Different mind set. Not bad just different.

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I love at 1:43 the dude gets the board down by giving it a big ol' kick.


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250734
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I think the reason why so many more people sail in EU vs. US is...their price of gasoline makes powerboating REALLY expensive! That and they have much more of a "Sailing Heritage" than we do over here. They also ride bicycles a LOT more than we do, everywhere, all the time, not just for exercise.

They are (on average) quite a bit thinner than we are as well, they don't eat as much junk food (Mickey D's and Pizza Hut) as we do, and they ride their bikes or walk to work more than we do.

Americans are addicted to cars and gasoline engines on all their toys (boats, jet skis, NASCAR), always have been, but if our gasoline prices ever get up to what they are in Europe ($6.00/gallon) I think we'll see a shift towards more bikes and sailboats....that is...if our economy ever improves, which it won't, if the price of gasoline goes to $6/gallon!


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I think they have more vacation time as well.


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: Tony_F18] #250736
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True, and they USE IT! A lot of the "Old World" Europe doesn NOT have air conditining, in some places they shut down for the entire month of August and go on vacation, because it's just too hot to work, even indoors, with zero air conditioning. When I used to fly to Frankfurt a lot it was hard to find an open store or even a restaurant in the month of August, as every one was 'at the beach'.

As Wouter will tell you, all up and down the coast in his coutry they have catamaran clubs with hundreds of cats on the beach, lined up and ready to go. I think every Prindle ever made must go to Amsterdam to retire on the beach! I've never seen so many Prindles as when I went to Zandvoort! Here, scroll down a bit: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...0CB45E48A4D533F9589AE7E39F1&first=36


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: David Ingram] #250737
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Personally, I don't like doing 'point to point' distance races because you need ground crew to move your vehicle/beach wheels to the finish line. If we had a good circular type distance race I would be much more inclined to show up.

The Mug race is good because they'll give you a free bus ride back to the start area after you drop your vehicle at the finish, still no help with the becach wheels though, that and there's never any wind for the Mug race.


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Originally Posted by Timbo
Personally, I don't like doing 'point to point' distance races because you need ground crew to move your vehicle/beach wheels to the finish line. If we had a good circular type distance race I would be much more inclined to show up.



Come on Tim, no you wouldn't.

Distance races where the start and finish is in the same location:

Hirams
Space Coast 45
Hargar's Run
Gilligan's Run
Light House
Steeplechase
RTI
Slip to Ship
Juana's
Mini Macho Man

Do I really need to go on?

More "inclined"... maybe, actually showing up, doubtful


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Re: Round Texel 2012 'EXTREME' video! [Re: David Ingram] #250742
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
The real question is: Why do so many sail in Europe and so few sail in the America's (which has been debated to death)?


I think it has more to do with lifestyle than anything else. They don't live to work like 'mericans do. They actually have a life outside the office/shop and if I understand correctly, they don't work 80+ hour weeks either. They actually take time off. go figure

So who's got the better quality of life? 'mericans who are mortgaged up the whazoo to afford their new(er) cars, big(ger) house, or those poor little europeans who are out sailing?


Jay

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