Any Sailers on the forum? Or fans of sailboat racing?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by KC7JNJ, Sep 18, 2021.

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  1. KP4SX

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    See. There you go :)
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  2. KG4RRH

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    Running basically with just the skipper and a small boat...that's a challenge. Notice how most racers, long or short distance, have been moving toward wings of some flavor (hybrid/semi-flexible/rigid, single/three+1/multi sectional control surfaces, ...) for years now. It's neat IMHO to see the sailing world advance and yet still see 1000+ year old "technologies" on the water.

    On edit: Here a ref for the Sail GP -
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2021
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  3. W7HV

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    "A “sailor” is one who sails — always in reference to a person. A “sailer” is a vessel or vehicle that sails, or that moves by the use of a sail."
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  4. KC7JNJ

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    All the foils are cool,
    (This is not my photo) I dont care who you are it is just cool.

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  5. K6CLS

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  6. K0UO

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    I love boats of all sizes.

    But now days sailing is just too much work for me/ so I'm restricting myself to throttles. It also gives me more time to operate amateur radio, HI

    In my younger days I would say,
    "If it Flys, Floats or F...s, I can handle it" but not nowadays!!

    Havw Fun, 73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the Air & On the daily
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  7. KC7JNJ

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    Lots of ways to sail that gives you plenty of time to operate HF.
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  8. KL7AJ

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    Yes, you can see the Viking heritage in them. Ours had all mahogany trim, and true lapstrake construction.
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  9. K5MIL

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    Did you really call it a "boat" while on board?

    Bill - K5MIL
    Advanced Class
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  10. K4NWD

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    I was never in the Navy (mom was, 1942-1945), but I have always heard that a ship is a vessel big enough to carry another vessel (boat). And I do know the U.S. Navy calls their submarines "boats", regardless of size.

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