Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by KC7JNJ, Sep 18, 2021.
See. There you go
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 - https://sailgp.com/
"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."
All the foils are cool,
(This is not my photo) I dont care who you are it is just cool.
Yeah, foils are cool! I owned Hobie Trifoiler #117 (sold it a few months ago). Soooo much fun. We were doing that in the 1990s, long before AC and SailGP came along with foils. Although I guess the Moths had T foils in the early 2000s?
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
Lots of ways to sail that gives you plenty of time to operate HF.
Yes, you can see the Viking heritage in them. Ours had all mahogany trim, and true lapstrake construction.
Did you really call it a "boat" while on board?
Bill - K5MIL
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.