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Old 12 March 2007, 09:49   #11
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Good for you - would love to do it myself - I can even confess to wanting a "saily boat"!!!
Just so that you know - you don't have to cross over to the dark side to do this - you can do a yachtmaster power as well.


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Old 12 March 2007, 17:05   #12
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The weather for my actual exam (Solent) was beautiful sunshine, and about 4mph of wind which made things a bit tricky.
Too true, any fool can sail boat in the wind, it takes skill to sail one in 4mph wind and as many Kts of water under your bow.
If you have the boat well over on her side, it will keep the instructor busy, at 4mph, you better have sufficent G+T on board with ice..

Well done anyway, you must have been going backwards with 4mph in Solent with tides???
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Too true, any fool can sail boat in the wind, it takes skill to sail one in 4mph wind and as many Kts of water under your bow.
If you have the boat well over on her side, it will keep the instructor busy, at 4mph, you better have sufficent G+T on board with ice..

Well done anyway, you must have been going backwards with 4mph in Solent with tides???
Yep, I'd agree with that! Although, in the case of an exam, in a blow the examiner is diverted with the sailing of the boat, in a low wind exam they grill you on lights/shapes/sounds/colregs etc

Yes - it was fun sailing up the Medina in a fair amount of tide, and feeling the boat gradually slow, slow more, slow even more, stop, and then start moving backwards... We aborted that sailing onto a pontoon exercise!

Can I also post a huge thankyou to those at the Church tonight for their marvellous signed card, with the fantastic photo of a winch on the front! A really nice gesture, and I intend to frame it and put it on my wall.

Kathleen - can you translate the reverse for me again?
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Old 13 March 2007, 04:20   #14
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Can I also post a huge thankyou to those at the Church tonight for their marvellous signed card, with the fantastic photo of a winch on the front! A really nice gesture, and I intend to frame it and put it on my wall.

Kathleen - can you translate the reverse for me again?
Well-deserved congrats Jimbo! Interesting to hear about the different 'Instructor Styles' !

As far as recall allows I think it was Victor Hugo saying something about the sea being a place of challenge ('rigour') and freedom.

An appropriate thought for the limitless horizons of youth

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