Comments for XS Sailing http://www.xssailing.com Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:21:02 +0000 hourly 1 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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Comment on STORY OF THE ZAMMIT by Spike Selig http://www.xssailing.com/article/story-zammit/#comment-46976 Mon, 12 May 2014 12:50:30 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14376#comment-46976 I think I have read about a sailboat with the same design goals about 10 years ago. The article begins by stating there is a revolution coming in the way we perceive sailboat. The article goes on to point out how to use hydrofoils effectively, build a simple boat with all the design goals of above boat but will be a walk through day sailor that has full length seats and carry 5 people in comfort inside the boat. This article showed how lee board hydrofoils could make a boat extremely fast and stable. The Skimmer was 14′ long, 135 lbs, and cartopable with simplicity of rigging. Who would not like to buy this boat if it were in production? (“Skimmer” is currently being trademarked).
I like to think Spike’s article started the lee board hydrofoil revolution.

http://sailingtexas.com/Frank/Frankcornerghost2.html

Spike Selig

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Comment on GoPro Sailing by CJ from GoProPros http://www.xssailing.com/uncategorized/gopro-sailing/#comment-46601 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:52:24 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=5023#comment-46601 Sick video. How did you mount the camera – did you use a handlebar or a rollbar mount? Or just gaff tape? ☺

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Comment on SL33 FOILER VIDEO UPDATE by Bruce http://www.xssailing.com/article/sl33-foiler-video-update/#comment-46539 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:41:33 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14210#comment-46539 doesen’t look like they are foiling anywhere near as well as the GC32, looks slow too.

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Comment on NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO GOVERN TEAM NZ by Spike Selig http://www.xssailing.com/article/board-directors-govern-team-nz/#comment-46420 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:07:12 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=14058#comment-46420 The windward Lee board foil’s vector is passing over the top of the leeward leeboard meaning that the windward asymmetrical hydrofoil lee board is providing a righting vector so the boat can handle more sale pressure without healing. I thought this was illegal in the Americas Cup. If the boat heals the windward lee board comes out of the water loosing all righting vector and the boat could go into a catastrophic blow over. By the way, the hydrofoil on the bottom of the rudder is flying upside down thus keeping the bow out of the water and avoiding pitchpoling. If this upside-down wing should fail in control or structurally, the boat would pitch pole. If this blade comes out of the water it looses its downward force and again the boat pitchpoles. I strongly recommend that the front foils be placed much farther forward so that the rudder foil wing lifts to keep the weight of the boat from tipping the boat rearward. If this positive foil fails or the controls fail, the boat sits back on its haunches, the sails lean rearward and thus being behind the center of pivot of the boat the sails push the nose of the boat into the wind and no pitcholing! The not so insignificant rudder foil provides lift for its drag (L/D) allowing the boat to sail faster.
The windward foil shoul;d be a right side up wing (asymmetrical positive) canted out to windward so that as the boat heals the windward foil lifts up and provides less healing moment. The vector of this lee board would provide a lift component to the boat. The foil in on the boat in the picture is canted inward the foil providing a downward component increasing the effective weight of the boat. The jib, being canted rearward with the head stay, also has a vector that points above parallel to the water thus generating a lift component that helps take the effective weight off of the boat. This sail’s vector intersects perpendicular to a line running through the pitch pole axis thus providing little pitchpole vector. The main’s vector is close to parallel to the water and intersects perpendicularly to the line running through the pitchpole axis much higher than the jib’s. The main thus provides much pitchpole moment compared to the jib. A long bow sprit puts the tack of the jib much farther forward the angle of the jibs vector not only points more upward but the vector hits perpendicular to a line passing through the pitchpole axis much closer.
To make these extreme boats more safe:

(1) Run smaller mainsails in relation to jib.
(2) Shorten the mast height thus lowering the mains vector closer to the axis of both heal and pitch.
(3) Incorporate rules that put a premium on long bow sprits.
(4) Shorten foil lengths so that the boat does not get high out of the water. Boats high out of the water
are more susceptible to “tripping ” over allowing the bow to submerge at a sharper angle where it can cause the front of the boat to stop and the mass of the boat to go over the top in a pitchpole.
(5) Don’t allow curved leeboad foils. A non foiling boat is kept from going sideways upwind by the vector of the leeboard, A curved leeboard’ lower tip is lifting more and resisting leeway less. As a boat rounds the windward mark, speed increases and the curved leeboard rises higher out of the water. The top of this curved board which had been generating lateral resistance looses that vectore when it is clear of the water and the hull “slides off to leeward, a dangerous situation. If the boat starts to p;itcpole because the bow falls away from the wind, the sliding of the leeboard greatly decreases the helmsman’s ability to turn the boat up the luff and avoid pitchpole. Straight “flatplaned” leeboards, as they rise out of the water maintain close to the same ratios of lift component to resistance to leeway component. The boat with straight flat lees will not slide off to leeward.

Use the aabove 6 points and the boat wlll be able to come up on the foils quicker; and, will carry the sail vectors with less sail generated pitchpole vector. Get rid of the super tall riggs. They are dangerous, expensive, and will not go as fast in higer winds as the shorter sails.

What a race the next Americ’s Cup could be. Faster, sater Less expensive boats.

Spike

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