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Old 05 November 2005, 22:58   #1
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Silly saily things!

Can't believe how stupid some of the sail boats are over here.
It was "pirate day" on the bay with battle re-enactments with canon fire.
Numerous small sailboats tacked as close as they could to the 2 "fighting" ships.until the inevitable happened :
The privateer "Lynx" mowed one down
I quickly went over to offer asistance but luckily the hull of the small boat was intact and she had just lost her mast and rigging.
The 3 sailors were more embarrased than hurt and quickly pulled everything aboard and motored off before the Lynx could return to see if everyone was OK.
Apart from that , a great day with some good photo ops;
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Old 06 November 2005, 09:53   #2
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Just love those old sailing ships - what a sight!!!
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Old 06 November 2005, 14:37   #3
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When you said the inevitable happened, I was quite hoping you meant they got one with a cannon ball!
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Old 06 November 2005, 19:13   #4
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MadMat,
they nearly got one of the little Buggers
Damn thing was a little too quick
Scared the Hell out of them though; the cannon goes off with a huge raport
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Old 06 November 2005, 23:23   #5
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Whoah!! I didn't know ribs were that old of a design! They had ribs as tenders way back then too? lol

Looks to be an Avon as well.
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Old 07 November 2005, 01:54   #6
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Hahaha

Cool photos. Nice & sunny!

(Was the little one expecting everyone to 'give way'? Like the saily boat we saw trundling through the finish line area for PB racing at Cowes. Skipper was nonchalantly raising sail while a handful of bat boats screamed towards him in very busy & choppy water. )

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