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Old 01-09-2020, 09:46 AM
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One of my favorites from years back. Longobarda losing her rigging (photo credit Sharon Greene) and a few when I worked with North for the last Key West race week:










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I am always impressed by this pic of Reliance.

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Old 01-09-2020, 10:17 AM
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Intrepid on a less noble day...

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Old 01-09-2020, 10:20 AM
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A contrast in hull forms............ The british 'edge plank cutter' vs the American 'sailing dish' (in the background).

City Island, N.Y.

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Old 01-09-2020, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
A leasury Saturday afternoon and a couple of Atlantic City A-cats.























We used to make the sails for most of the A-Cats. I remember sewing the reef patches, it would take me forever and my arms would be sore for a week.
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Awesome shots! all are "understanding'....

The A cats are big history and very relative to anyone who ever boats or sails on Barnegat Bay ….
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
I am always impressed by this pic of Reliance.
Those AC boats of the 30's carried huge canvas!
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:28 AM
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Nice pictures, I grew up sailing, parents had a 30 Islander that we bought new, we would take family vacations all over Lake Ontario, great memories.
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Yours truly.



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Nice J22 action shots.
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This thread reminds me of the three years we spent living aboard our Bristol 27' sailboat.
First winter we did the keys.
The second winter we cruised the Bahamas.
We did the Chesapeake and many other waters in between...
The third winter we sailed to the Caribbean.
These are the most outstanding memories of my 75 years. - Do it while you're young.



Saint Thomas at Christmas...

Old 01-13-2020, 12:04 PM
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I miss sailing!!
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I miss sailing!!
Me too. I gave it up mostly after my second heart attack because I did not want to be alone offshore in a 5 mph boat. I still go out accompanied by friends or relatives once in a while.
Old 01-13-2020, 03:25 PM
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When I was young, I was not interested in sailboats at all. Speed was the idea.
With age and wisdom, I now understand sailing, and I can say 'I get it' and have a lot of respect for people who do this.
Will love to sail the world.
Great pictures. Thanks to all for posting.
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Originally Posted by combi_40 View Post
When I was young, I was not interested in sailboats at all. Speed was the idea.
With age and wisdom, I now understand sailing, and I can say 'I get it' and have a lot of respect for people who do this.
Will love to sail the world.
Great pictures. Thanks to all for posting.
You want speed under sail? Check out Alex Thomson's sailboat, HUGO BOSS - 33 knots under sail in some nasty conditions. I have to laugh at guys on this forum who look down on sailors. Most sailors I have come in contact with know a whole lot more about navigation and seamanship then the average power-boater!

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I've done 28 under sail. Most of the boats I race on have been in the upper teens. My boat the max speed I've hit is 17.2. Delivered a 40 to key West and hit 18.4 on the way there.
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
You want speed under sail? Check out Alex Thomson's sailboat, HUGO BOSS - 33 knots under sail in some nasty conditions. I have to laugh at guys on this forum who look down on sailors. Most sailors I have come in contact with know a whole lot more about navigation and seamanship then the average power-boater!

33 knots under sail!
indeed... fully aware of those boats and speeds. I actually watch many sailboat races from many parts of the world in youtube...
like I said on my post, I do have a lot of respect for these sailors. more so than many, many power boaters.

but that is not a common sailboat... at all...
that is a Top Fuel Dragster in water!
Old 01-22-2020, 05:00 AM
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My 'back in the day' sailing and racing goes back pretty far, on a wide variety of boats and boards. I haven't been an active sailor for a number of years and quite frankly I'd be terrified of sailing at the levels the modern contraptions are achieving. To quote Jack Nicholas - "It's a game
I am not familiar with", referencing Tiger Woods.
The powerful rigs, the construction materials and the combination of technologies are breathtaking and humbling. Ya'll be crae crae boys!!
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Good post. I love to sail but I'm now in a powerboat because the dear wife nixed sailing with me because I was "too dangerous," or some drivel like that.
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