: Sailing not Saabing

kevitree @ work
25th May 2004, 04:39 AM
Helped out a colleague from work last night with the rigging on his twister 28

kevitree @ work
25th May 2004, 04:40 AM
this is the boat

25th May 2004, 04:46 AM
repeat as necessary.. water is good, water is good 8)

25th May 2004, 04:55 AM
looks like a perfect evening :D
i hope you took the obligatory beverages for enhanced sunset enjoyment?

25th May 2004, 05:53 AM
Ahhhh sailing :D

Here's some shots from my last sail on the south coast:

that was one calm day!

(all taken with my Digital Canon IXUS i - 4mp )

25th May 2004, 05:54 AM
That boat looks familiar, did it ever spend any time around the Moray Firth?

& for Rhino2.3t - Water is very good but always remember the windsurfers mantra "I must never sheet out , I must never sheet out" :lol:

25th May 2004, 06:17 AM
haha that's a very good point.. adding water and petrol to a situation comes down to a simple rule :D

(i'm waiting for a SAAB that is this exciting - maybe they're just tooo safe :wink: )

Abbott 900
25th May 2004, 07:23 AM
Nice one Kev... Guess what I was doing on Sunday!!!!

25th May 2004, 08:15 AM
Can I come over and hang out with you guys? :o 8) 8)


kevitree @ work
25th May 2004, 08:48 AM
I recognise that pose...........

Except yours is bigger than mine :cheesy:

although it does look as if you still had dry feet! I was doing it mid tidal channel

Abbott 900
25th May 2004, 08:57 AM
Yeah, we were moored up in Cowes Marina, so it was nice and calm while I was up there...

25th May 2004, 02:39 PM
I was 20 ft up a mast swaying left to right running a spring tide! FUN FUN FUN! esp. when I'm scared of heights!

25th May 2004, 02:49 PM
Ooooooooh...Hello sailors! :P

25th May 2004, 07:42 PM
You're just trying to make us all jealous! :nono;

And it's working! :cheesy:

25th May 2004, 08:42 PM
You're just trying to make us all jealous! :nono;

And it's working! :cheesy:

Gah! not me! I'm scared of heights and deep waters, among other things... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Willy Wonka
25th May 2004, 09:29 PM
I try to spend at least an hour during weekdays. Till mid Nov.

25th May 2004, 09:41 PM
Heading out of San Francisco Bay to the Farallons last July, on a beautifully maintained Hans Christian 38:

25th May 2004, 09:42 PM
Willy Wonka:
Our old sailboat was named Halycon too. Now we've got a Sabre 34 foot.

Willy Wonka
25th May 2004, 09:49 PM
Willy Wonka:
Our old sailboat was named Halycon too. Now we've got a Sabre 34 foot.
The guys at the marina some times hail me as "what the hals he on". Good boat, Sabre. She's a Sea Sprite, 34.

27th May 2004, 05:52 AM
Nice boat there, Kev.....

I've been demoted to a Scorpion dinghy for the summer, the family boat's been sold :(

The littl'un does ok though, can usually give windsurfers a run for their money :cheesy:

Abbott 900
27th May 2004, 06:29 AM
Is anyone doing the Round The Island Race this year, or just going to be in Cowes for the weekend while it's on?

27th May 2004, 06:36 AM
yay! August 25-29 :D

proper stuff.

two previous wins in class iirc.. even with the yachties and their god given right to shout 'rahrahrah' and get in the way :D

*dons the flak jacket*

it's so hard being allied to both 'sides' :roll:

Abbott 900
27th May 2004, 06:43 AM
Round The Island this year is the Sat 26th June...

The evenings in Cowes have a great atmosphere, and last year I don't know how we managed to sail given the state we were in the night before

I made quite a spectacular dive off a wall head first into a bush, which brought amusement to all watching...



27th May 2004, 09:57 AM
Obviously it's a true stereotype.
Saab owners = outdoorsy people. ;)

27th May 2004, 05:39 PM
Wow, a Jeanneau and a Hans Christian. Nice boats.

Grew up sailing in Florida with my dad, first on a Beneteau First 26, and then an Ericson 38, which he still has. Haven't been able to convince myself into doing all the work of owning my own boat. What's the saying, a sailboat is just a hole in the water that you throw ripped up hundred dollar bills into?

And you guys thought you Saabs were bad. :)

27th May 2004, 05:51 PM
I must be doing something wrong.

My boat got sold and the cash put into a building plot that my house now sits on :cry:

And after 12 years of selling windsurfing equipment all my gear now hangs unused in the garage because I don't have time to use it. :cry: :cry:

But I suppose if I sold some windsurfing gear I might be ablt to afford that limited slip diff that I need -
the water's far too cold around here for watersports anyway.

3rd June 2004, 08:17 PM
Wow, a Jeanneau and a Hans Christian. Nice boats

Yeah, the Hans Christian's not mine, and it's a beautiful boat. My boat (sold a couple of months ago when I moved from SF Bay Area to NY State) was a Vancouver 25. In a sense, a mini-Hans Christian! (and at about a 10th the cost.)

Willy Wonka
8th June 2004, 11:17 PM
Went out to the boat this morning. Found the biggest gift from a diaretic seagul. At least 12" in diameter. Splatters over a 4'x6' area. The good news was that I cleaned it before it turned to cement. The bad news it took about 45 mins. She's back to Bristol shape. The more esoteric side of sailing. :lol:

Abbott 900
9th June 2004, 04:57 AM
Took a couple of snaps on Saturday when we sailed down to Southampton to check out the QE2 and the new QM2 setting off...

9th June 2004, 06:56 AM
I just bought this at the weekend.....long trip down to Maidstone. Will be a longer trip sailing it up North!!


Abbott 900
25th June 2004, 05:01 AM
Well tomorrow is the Round The Island Race, we are heading down to Cowes today, to get ready for our 6:50am start time tomorrow morning!! :evil:

Last year we finished in 10 hours 5 minutes, and finished 538 overall out of about 1500... So that's our target for this year...

It's looking a bit windy this year, so it could be good fun... I'll try and get some decent pics and post em on monday... 8)

Willy Wonka
3rd July 2004, 07:36 PM
15 mph winds, flat seas, went to the elizabeth islands. Just got back. What a great day. More tomorrow. The floor hasn't stopped rocking yet.