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Title: Interesting video of winter sailing
Post by: NTOACertification on July 25, 2020, 02:36:07 PM
I had an email from Paul Shingler  of N2679 Dolly Blotter fame - the original owner. He said he had found the 12 website via the Landamore's site.
I decided to look at the site and in their archives was a link to Winter sailing in Norfolk.


See below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT28TwEl5Bs&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT28TwEl5Bs&feature=youtu.be)
I think we need to have a big change in global warming to replicate this.




Kevan
Title: Re: Interesting video of winter sailing
Post by: johnk on July 25, 2020, 09:10:25 PM
I remember crewing a National on the Sunday before Christmas 1962. We had to retire because the mainsheet could not be eased off wind. In the afternoon I helmed my Graduate and survived because I led the mainsheet from my hand, through the transom block and directly to the boom. In a force 4 it pulled my arm out of its socket but I finished the race! On Boxing Day I promised to take a young sister to watch Manchester United if sailing was not possible. There was half an inch of ice on the lake so I had to take her to the match!