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Its not all about racing...

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Category: Dinghy classes
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Topic: Its not all about racing...
Posted By: Mark Aged 42
Subject: Its not all about racing...
Date Posted: 07 Jun 18 at 3:28pm
Last weekend did the 'Round Two Tree' circumnavigation. Daughter and me in my Laser, son and daughter of friend in his Topper. 2 hours to get round. It was warm and the breeze filled in.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most fun...





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Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 07 Jun 18 at 3:29pm
Nothing warms the cockles like seeing a laser on its side

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Posted By: bustinben
Date Posted: 07 Jun 18 at 3:46pm
Sometimes the swallows and amazons stuff is just the best!  Even the pro's head off and do it occasionally...


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 07 Jun 18 at 4:30pm
I enjoy sailing my Mirror, you can sledge really well from a Mirror, fires the imagination


Posted By: turnturtle
Date Posted: 07 Jun 18 at 5:49pm
Lovely post!


Posted By: Mark Aged 42
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 8:06am
In case anyone is wondering, this is Leigh-on-Sea, in Essex


Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 8:09am
Thanks, I was wondering! It looks fun.

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Laser 189635
DY 59


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 8:44am
Are you walking boat under the bridge to get to the other side ?


Posted By: Sussex Lad
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 9:30am
It's nice to give the competetive tensions of racing a break. There is nothing better than just having fun in boat, in the sun, with friends and family.............the jib's not sheeted right or the boat's not perfectly upright? So bl**dy what, I'm relaxed and don't care, I'm having fun.

Nice reminder Mark.


Posted By: Mark Aged 42
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 10:13am
423zero, yes, there is not enough clearance, so we swam the boats under. We were going with the wind and the tide, so there was quite a lot of force, and very little grip in the soft mud.
It was a bit worrying at times!


Posted By: turnturtle
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 10:13am
I took a laser out the other week- Id forgotten how much fun they are reaching and sailing downwind in powered up 14 knots with waves... going back uphill again, not so much fun, especially without the spirit of competition to take the pain away!


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 11:04am
Crewing in a Bahia once with a very vocal helm, I thought he's gone quiet, turned round to have a look, he wasn't there, he had fallen overboard, he was bobbing about in the water about 100 foot behind.


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 12:01pm
Originally posted by turnturtle

I took a laser out the other week- Id forgotten how much fun they are reaching and sailing downwind in powered up 14 knots with waves... going back uphill again, not so much fun, especially without the spirit of competition to take the pain away!


I think it's time I organised an intervention, all these weekends away from the real world is clearly effecting your mental health.

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Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 12:04pm
Mark 
You take your daughter to some nice places to sail Two tree island was the local tip when I lived in Leigh on sea!


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Posted By: turnturtle
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by turnturtle

I took a laser out the other week- Id forgotten how much fun they are reaching and sailing downwind in powered up 14 knots with waves... going back uphill again, not so much fun, especially without the spirit of competition to take the pain away!


I think it's time I organised an intervention, all these weekends away from the real world is clearly effecting your mental health.


The real world of organising passes with the family, grey bacon, grey skies and the M3/A34 to get to somewhere with proper sailing in boats worth owning...

Nah thanks, Ill keep the beach, windsurf kit and paddleboards (plural), plus the smiling faces of the girls as they get to live a proper outdoor childhood. And if / when I am here permanently myself, Id get a Laser too as they seem to have some good lighthearted racing at the sailing club. Not here enough to do everything Im afraid...

Edit: the beach and surf centre just works better for family time at the moment, hence the focus towards that end of town rather than the marina where the Lasers are.


Posted By: NickM99
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 5:22pm
"Edit: the beach and surf centre just works better for family time at the moment, hence the focus towards that end of town rather than the marina where the Lasers are."

...or is it a cunning plan to keep them away from expensive horses? Seem to remember that was the flavour of the month once.


Posted By: turnturtle
Date Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 6:32pm
Fortunately the English weather got the better of the horse addiction! Not to mention horsey parents ... they make OptiMum Prime look mellow, open and welcoming... life out here suits us better - no car (rent one if we need it), lower cost of living - a beer can be found for under a Euro, really broad church of friends from different places, cultures and backgrounds and above all, beach life only a 15 minute bike ride away... it could be closer, but we prefer living in the middle of the city.

Long term Id like another boat out here, but no sense Im missing out right now and theres options to charter as when too.



Posted By: Daniel Holman
Date Posted: 10 Jun 18 at 7:14pm
Smugzone


Posted By: Fatboi
Date Posted: 19 Jun 18 at 1:51pm
Where is this place? It sounds great!!



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