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Old 14 July 2005, 11:10   #11
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thats good , im going , on holiday soon , i just cant wait to get back , so we can get back to wave jumping !!
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Old 14 July 2005, 12:24   #12
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one question lol when the prop is out of the water should i ease back on the thrtotle so the impeller doesnt burn or can i just keep goin?
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Old 14 July 2005, 15:36   #13
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Burn Baby burn!!!! Especially if its not yours .

I always throttle back if I'm about to get airborne but I don't think it'll hurt the impeller in either case. Its so brief.
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Old 14 July 2005, 17:01   #14
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I love those Sonar Keel boats couple of my mates won a Gold Medal sailing in one of those at the last US Disabled Olympics . I used to race on them on a regular basis sailed round the Island once with a blind mate and a paraplegic force 7 went like a rocket did it 8 hours 55 mins well chuffed with that result 5th in our class .
My wife is the first woman on the US Disabled Sailing Team. Her team was trying to be the US Paralympic Sonar team in Athens last year. We were in Cowes in 2003 racing against Andy Cassell, who I suspect may be the mate you mentioned. As I recall, he was the 2000 Paralympic Sonar gold medalist. Maureen's team finished a very close second to Andy in the UK 2 Sail National Championships when the wind went calm in the last race, and Andy's experience in the local currents won the race.

By any chance was the paraplegic Andrew Millband? He's another disabled IOW sailor who was unbelievably kind to us on that trip. He opened his home to us when our carefully arranged lodging proved unmanageable for the wheelchair users.

That was the trip that really opened my eyes to the world of ribbing. The sheer quantity and variety of ribs on the Solent was amazing to me. Nothing like it in the USA.

We'd love to go back a race on the Solent again. We had a wonderful time, and nearly everyone we came in contact with was incredibly kind and helpful. It was a tremendous experience. There are/were (?) a number of Sonar events in Cowes this summer. Fortunately we're expecting a child, which unfortunately meant no big travel regattas for Maureen this year.

Our journals from that trip are here: http://teamodyssey.org/2003_uk_2sail.htm
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Old 14 July 2005, 17:09   #15
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By any chance was the paraplegic Andrew Millband? He's another disabled IOW sailor who was unbelievably kind to us on that trip. He opened his home to us when our carefully arranged lodging proved unmanageable for the wheelchair users.

That was the trip that really opened my eyes to the world of ribbing. The sheer quantity and variety of ribs on the Solent was amazing to me. Nothing like it in the USA.

We'd love to go back a race on the Solent again. We had a wonderful time, and nearly everyone we came in contact with was incredibly kind and helpful. It was a tremendous experience. There are/were (?) a number of Sonar events in Cowes this summer. Fortunately we're expecting a child, which unfortunately meant no big travel regattas for Maureen this year.

Our journals from that trip are here: http://teamodyssey.org/2003_uk_2sail.htm
Hi Andy was not the one i was racing with have crewed for him in the past on many occasions, and is a very good mate of mine he did Australalian Olympics with Andy Cassel . If you get back over this way drop me a line if i am not busy i will take you out so we can cheer on the teams . Congrats on the nipper as well.
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