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    Posted: 07 Jun 11 at 4:36pm
I did an offshore race a few months ago and we had about 35 knots of wind. Going forward to hook up the kite and set the pole before hoists was extremely hairy. I was thankful that no one demanded a headsail change...

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At the most recent Yoof nats in Largs on the wednesday the cranes were recording 55+ knts and us 29ers were right next to them. But no more than 1 mile away the lasers had 12 knts. I never did warm to Largs unfortunately.......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote les5269 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 10:21am
Funny how Grafham does that.
Had a few hairy moments there. Anyone remember that "Grand Prix"? when it hit force 11. All the 15's were sheltering round the corner, and we were struggling to get upwind in our 4000. Didn't get far and ended up sailing in on our jib only with me on the wire! Then a trip to hospital, one neck brace later and alls well.
I can't remember much more because you can't see much strapped to a stretcher in an ambulance Wink, but I've heard there are photos somewhere of the water washing over the dam down the other side.
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25+knts at blym in a pico and the rig was flexing further falward than the bow in the gusts downwind. There surprisingly fun boats in good wind.
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50+ mid atlantic, tres rough! wouldnt recommend....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 10 at 6:13pm
Not sure as I really don't trust ANY anemometers but windy enough that there was nothing but white horses everywhere and constant spray coming off the sea and me thinking, "please lord let me just make it back to shore, this was a stupid stupid idea!"

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Over 40 mph in a Tera. It actually felt a little under powered in the 30mph lulls, and sadly the mast kinda changed shape, bent forwards. Other than that, I bottle out long before it gets too silly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 10 at 4:33pm
30knots, maybe more in a Cherub at Kielder Water - using the kite, but we made a precautionary retirement at the end of the first lap.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neal_g Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 10 at 4:09pm
dont know wind speeds but fireball inaldns at grafham 2006 was windy and the fireball nats at abersoch 2006 was windy too but sailable highest wind though was probably the dam to dam at kielder in 2007 someone said 40 knot gusts but doubt it was that high
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jamesd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 10 at 12:42pm
i remember reading Michael blackburn sailed in 50 knots in a laser once. It
though "i can do that, no biggy" i ventured out in 42-48 gusting 50+ and i
can safely say its not safe! Basically a laser doesnt go upwind in those
conditions, nor does it allow you to bear away, infact the only thing you can
do is hoon off the beach, snap the rig and pray for the best! I DO NOT
ADVISE IT!
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