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I didn't realise that there were so many bosun sailors on
here - how else can you go sailing in a F9/10!!
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55knots in a J80 on the Bristol Channel during a Frostbite series race a few years ago. We dropped the sails and quickly headed for shore and just managed to tie up before it went totally ballistic. My father was in the same race in his Hanse 300 and didnt get in so quickly, deemed it too dangerous to try to pick up his mooring, so banged the boat head to wind in the middle of the channel and rode it out. Max gust peaked at 73knots.
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I had beans for breakfast once... I think that was my highest recorded wind speed.
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ooooohhh night before mexican re-fried beans
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Originally posted by desteve1

Originally posted by USMIKE1

what was the highest wind speed youve ever sailed in

slightly off topic mike and that so wasn't 1 knots, more like 25 mate

lol i put 27lol
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in ......cant tell the place sailing 30 knots in a topper
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My best recorded wind speed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dm9rN6oTs
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 10 at 7:49pm

Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

I had beans for breakfast once... I think that was my highest recorded wind speed.

Cross and Blackwell London Grill on toast with 2 fried eggs.....it'll rip your gusset out and petrify your sheets.



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45 knots 20-ish years ago in a Sigma/33 in the Solent during a Winter Series. We only had the no 1 reef reeved because the forecast was not more than 20 knots. Forecasts have got a great deal better since then. The bottom six feet of the atmosphere was visibly full of spray, an effect I've never seen before or since. A J24 capsized in the same event and one crew drowned.

I've also skippered a Hunter 707 in what built to a steady 35 knots in Cowes Week. Crew said I was cool, calm and collected and I'm glad they thought that because actually I was pretty worried. It took a long time to come up from the single broach we did and getting the boat upwind to the finish was only possible by easing the jib sheets to a close-reaching setting. We finished the race and then took the knackered main to the sail-maker. They had plenty of work that night but we were sailing again next day.

In a dinghy - 30 knots in a Europe at Grafham. It looked completely innocuous from the clubhouse. Too much for me and the one time in my life I've needed the rescue boat to tow me home. Another sailor became separated from the boat, which ended up damaged on the shore - she was picked up OK.


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35 knots for me
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