Comments for XS Sailing http://www.xssailing.com Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:03:52 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Speed limit met by Lloyd Stowe http://www.xssailing.com/article/sailing-edge/#comment-54127 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:03:52 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=19510#comment-54127 Owen Minney introduced me to CATs on the P-CAT, many years ago.. I then sailed with Randy Reynolds, on his R 21 – then the Sol Cat 20 – PMA worlds, i love CAT sailing and The Farrier 28 – with Dan.. I was told by some really good Multihull sailors.. Hold the main sheet – always.. Randy R. never lets the mainsheet out of his hand.. ever.. This was not the fault of the boat.. The Main Trimmer was way too late.. easy and simple fix.. wake up Main Trimmers !!! this boat is really powerful, and will be a great Ocean Boat – learning curves are hard sometimes.. Love the boat. Wish you all the Best with this great New Boat.

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Comment on Rules for sailing in high current venues by Spike Selig http://www.xssailing.com/news/rules-for-sailing-in-high-current-venues/#comment-54126 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:51:59 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=19335#comment-54126 In my editing, I left out the fact that both Y Flyer and Laser regattas won by Randal Swan were held on……Charleston Harbor!!! Randal’s responsibility as a harbor pilot revolved around guiding large ships into and out of Charleston’s difficult harbor.

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Comment on Rules for sailing in high current venues by Spike Selig http://www.xssailing.com/news/rules-for-sailing-in-high-current-venues/#comment-54121 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:52:39 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=19335#comment-54121 The above article reminds me of a couple of past sailing experiences.
The first was the Y Flyer sailboat National Championship Held in, if I can remember 1970. The winner of that regatta won all races and the nationals. The last race, he was leading the race when he fell into one of those “Oh nooo!” holes in the shifty wind. Behind him a large raft of boats caught a gust front and came steaming down the lake splitting into two and passing him on both sides.This sailor, one of calmest and nicest I have ever known, ripped out a floorboard of his boat and started beating his crew as a raft of Y Flyers wooshed passed him, his boat still stuck in the windless hole.

The next year, the Laser National Championships, one of the first ever held, was held at the same location. The winner of this national championship was the same sailor that won the Y Flyer championships on the same body of water the year before.

The skipper who incredibly won both of these national championships was Randal Swan. a long time member of the Charleston Sailing Club, Randal Swan, who for a living was a harbor pilot in Charleston Harbor.
I sailed in both these regatta totally befuddled by the current. Each day of the Laser Nationals, I could see from the course a large sign sticking up out of the water off to one side of the course. The sign was unreadable from the course as it’s writing was on the far, useable side. After finishing the last race, I sailed over and satisfied my curiosity. The sign read “Danger!! Rocks!” the same rocks I just ran aground on.

Two years later I tied for first place in the eliminations in the Y flyer Nationals at Atlanta Georgia and took third place. Thankfully, Randal did not race in this race.

In 2002, I applied for a patent for a GPS modification which among many other features, corrected for current when sailing upwind. I plan to write a book on sailing in current shortly. Sailing in current with increases and decreases in wind velocity is incredibly complex. Stay tuned.

Spike Selig

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Comment on They don’t build them like ‘that’ anymore… by Håkan Winbom http://www.xssailing.com/article/build-that-anymore/#comment-54098 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:05:51 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=19283#comment-54098

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Comment on GoPro Sailing by gopro accessories http://www.xssailing.com/uncategorized/gopro-sailing/#comment-53772 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:21:02 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=5023#comment-53772 What’s up all, here every person is sharing such experience, so it’s fastidious
to read this webpage, and I used to pay a quick visit
this website daily.

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Comment on FOR SAILORS WHO CAN’T SLEEP by Jaap http://www.xssailing.com/article/sailors-sleep/#comment-53429 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:53:12 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=16028#comment-53429 Yes this works i was sleeping in 10 minutes without Apple Brandy Cider :)

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Comment on SAILOR MISSING AT SEA by Tom's family http://www.xssailing.com/article/sailor-missing-sea/#comment-52250 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:40:04 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=15851#comment-52250 Please visit http://tomcomehome.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/tomcomehome for more information or email tomcomehome@gmail.com to contact the family. Thank you.

-Tom’s family

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Comment on SHARK RODEO by Andy http://www.xssailing.com/article/shark-sailing/#comment-51967 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:25:56 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=15831#comment-51967 a seaspray 15?

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Comment on SAILOR’S DEATH A MYSTERY by Gary http://www.xssailing.com/article/sailors-death-mystery/#comment-51152 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:24:57 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14545#comment-51152 Nobody’s perfect.

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Comment on LIFE ONBOARD A VO-65 by Carlos http://www.xssailing.com/article/life-onboard-vo65/#comment-50821 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:19:26 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=15531#comment-50821 Love that he’s wearing a Gath Retractable Visor Helmet!

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Comment on NEW FOILER TESTED by Ron Price http://www.xssailing.com/news/foiler-tested/#comment-49476 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:32:44 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14989#comment-49476 The Whisper cat is at the Southampton boat show, the production version will be available for the London boat show, check out whisper foiling cat light wind test 3 on youtube

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Comment on A NEW BOSS IS COMING… by Rob Chicken http://www.xssailing.com/article/boss-coming/#comment-49322 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:52:14 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=15159#comment-49322 Very good luck with the build and the challenge. And if you’re thinking what self steering system should I use, maybe you would like to consider ours http://www.steersman.net

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Comment on MXNEXT SAILORS DUKE IT OUT by Spike Selig http://www.xssailing.com/racing/mxnext-sailors-duke/#comment-49041 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:59:20 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14996#comment-49041 Questions: Does this boat stay upright at the dock with the narrow hull and tall battened rig or does it lean over to one side as the Taser did?
How do you get off onto the dock? The video does not show what happened after the boat reached the dock. the bow is too narrow to walk on the deck without great tippyness and thus without gymnastics as happens when you try to walk around the mast on a Laser. Long bow will plow intoo waves rather than carry and lift boat up and over them. tall mast with no jib will try to round boat into wind when sail is out over water when healed. Long bow will stay in rather than lift out of the water in a planning situation with this “flat” front to back keel line cutting down advantage of planning ability, resulting in boat being stuck on hull speed when other planning boats lift over the bow wave and go faster than 1..3 times the square root of the water line length. Narrow waterline will be tippy going down wind resulting in crew having to do acrobatics to keep the boat from healing with the healing’s disastrous broaching tendency(ie Sailing a Laser in high wind straight down wind requires all you are capable of giving to avoid death role, broaching, and banging her in to the windward side of the boom). Adding crew weight will put outrigger type sides into water greatly increasing wetted surface area, the wetted surface area greatly slowing the boat down. Waves slapping these outward extensions of the deck will also pound in waves and slow the boat down. Otherwise, the boat is close to being right. Could you make another video of sailor walking up to front of boat from the cockpit and tying the boat to the doc? Also video of the boat in high waves and sailing down wind would, I think be interesting. To have a “diving bow”, the cockpit floor has to be high to quickly drain water coming in over the front and front sides. This means you sit on the floor with your feet out in front of you when not hiking out, Sitting on the boat rather than in it also can be a cold sail on a cold weather or cold water day.
Spike Selig

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Comment on WHAT WOULD YOU DO? by Joe D. http://www.xssailing.com/news/what-would-you-do-2/#comment-48966 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:00:55 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14967#comment-48966 With two rescue boats, using one I would have tied a line around the keel and pulled,
while the other boat could have taken the main halyard and pulled. This would have
tipped the boat to get the mast released from under the bridge. Timing on both
rescue boats would have been critical, but I think it would have worked.

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Comment on WHAT WOULD YOU DO? by Nicholas Hogg http://www.xssailing.com/news/what-would-you-do-2/#comment-48958 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:31:26 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14967#comment-48958 Bolt cutters on all stays.

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Comment on LIFE THROUGH THE LENS… by Vincent Casalaina http://www.xssailing.com/article/life-lens/#comment-48782 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:45:54 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14856#comment-48782 I didn’t see a link on this page to go look at the pictures. I also wondered if there was a photo credit.

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Comment on BOW SIGNALS by Ruth Redfern http://www.xssailing.com/photos/bow-signals/#comment-48686 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:02:18 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=9611#comment-48686 Very funny! Likely petty accurate. . .

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Comment on JIMMY IN THE BUFF AND ESPN by Rob Gibbs http://www.xssailing.com/article/jimmy-buff-espn/#comment-48681 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:38:41 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14804#comment-48681 Preferred the one of Anna last year, but hey…at least sailing is represented!

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Comment on FOILERS IN SAN DIEGO? by Bruce Powell http://www.xssailing.com/article/foilers-san-diego/#comment-48238 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:12:21 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14643#comment-48238 If San Francisco’s out, it will be a terrible mistake

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Comment on STORY OF THE ZAMMIT by P http://www.xssailing.com/article/story-zammit/#comment-48172 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:01:21 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14376#comment-48172 Any video of it actually foiling?

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Comment on XS FUN by Jack Jacobsen http://www.xssailing.com/article/xs-fun/#comment-48160 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:06:36 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14587#comment-48160 How many XS35’s built, 45’s? Any developments with foiling? Where are more videos available?

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Comment on SAILOR’S DEATH A MYSTERY by Jon Mason http://www.xssailing.com/article/sailors-death-mystery/#comment-48033 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:11:19 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14545#comment-48033 It could not have happened to a better person. A person who like to beat up good looking lady’s

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Comment on STORY OF THE ZAMMIT by Will Zammit http://www.xssailing.com/article/story-zammit/#comment-47162 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:34:04 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14376#comment-47162 I think there are some very obvious flaws in the “business plan” of sailing.

I’d also like to begin by saying what I do and what I see for sailing is driven by a passion for the sport, and from humble beginnings in a $200 Mirror Dinghy iconic in the 1970s I remember my love for the water as a boy. THIS is what all people will in to try should be connected with; just the water, health and all the wonderful benefits of being outside so this is what drives me to improve sailing in the 21st Century.

It’s SIMPLE.

Bring the cost of boats down, make sailing easy, boats that are easy to sail, easy to rig, easy to transport and launch. And most of all FUN!

THATs IT!

So I hope others too join in this revolution.

Will n Ted Zammit

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Comment on STORY OF THE ZAMMIT by William Zammit http://www.xssailing.com/article/story-zammit/#comment-47161 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:24:14 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14376#comment-47161 William Zammit here the creator of the Zammit! Actually, it has flown. The testing pictures in the video was taken on the first ever sailing attempt in the prototype, it was live during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Albert Park Melbourne so we were really at the mercy of the lake conditions with thick lake weed stemming performance significantly.

Larry after 2000 hours I’m happy to say I’ll be going into production and seeking crowd funding in additional to my already all-in personal funds with a campaign coming soon in 3 months so WATCH THIS SPACE!!

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Comment on STORY OF THE ZAMMIT by Larry Garner http://www.xssailing.com/article/story-zammit/#comment-47037 Wed, 14 May 2014 00:06:22 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14376#comment-47037 LOVE IT WILL! Are you selling plans or kits?

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