Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

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Watch out guys - he'll be wanting you to build one of these for him once you finish the Big Tin Boat.
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Having sailed at the 20knt mark which is also pretty scary, 65knts is going to be horrifying.

It may not seem fast, but it IS ! if he nosed in at that speed he'd be dead as a brick.


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Well finally got the bucket onto the beach ! Shall kill myself on this thing in the coming weeks !! But you heard it here first !


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Just need a regular helm / Donald now !
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Nice algorithm Mike !!
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Not wind powered but the latest bit of kit rolled out here in Barrow.
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Finally got the control lines spliced, main hoisted and checked, and the spinnaker system checked this morning.

Just add the crew and we are good to go !

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What the photo does not show, is just how massive this dinghy is, the hull is 16ft long (minus the spinnaker pole)

The spinnaker is 40 square meters.


This thing is going to be lethal :D
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You've got that all wrong mate, there's no water under it!
It's got wheels... why's it need water? :lol:
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Some fast racing from the America's Cup today with speeds of 43kts achieved


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The Kiwis didn't fare too well with an impressive nosedive and pitch pole after flying too high on the hydrofoils.

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