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 Post subject: Re: Ollie goes sailing
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Yep still got the cat but I this will, definately, be the last season on it.
Due to a recurring back problem it isn't comfortable to sail for any period of time.

Probably going to chop it in for a Solo or another, similar, single hander with high gunwhales.

I am still doing the odd bit of teaching off the East coast and my next visit, there, is in May.


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 Post subject: Re: Ollie goes sailing
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Ollie,
During my 25 year hiatus from 2 wheel madness I too found sailing. I had 2 trimarans and a 24' cat. I raced on a 36' cat that could do 25 knots ( almost 30 mph. for the landlubbers :)) ) Once hooked on the speed of a multihull it's hard to go back to 4knots in a mono!!
Good fun and sounds like you have lots of options for where to sail.
I seem to recall that there are lots of rules over there when it comes to sailing. Like having to be certified , and only being able to sail on certain days of the week at some of the lakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Ollie goes sailing
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:05 pm 
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It is true some inland lakes don't allow sailing after dusk or if there is no safety cover.
The boat club I am a member of had a death on the lake one Wednesday afternoon and they weren't found until the next day when the alarm went up.
It was a heart attack so nothing to do with being bashed on the head or stuff like that.

The club comititee had a bit of an initial meltdown and banned anyone going on the lake without safety cover.

After we all complained about, the HSE said we were working within RYA guidelines and the insurance company had no worries about it we all went back to normal.

As for sea or coastal sailing. We are all bound by the IMO rules (COLREG's) although over here you can take out any old vessel without any kind of qualifications or experience and hope for the best.

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 Post subject: Re: Ollie goes sailing
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Ollie, the whole idea of getting the mirror was for me to learn to sail. Fancy teaching me?

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