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Sailing

#1 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:58 pm

Hi All,

Sandakan Yacht Club just held the 6th SYC Regatta last weekend (24th & 25th Nov).
This year's event was rather small in scale due to Sailing Calendar clashes.

Here are a few photos:

1) Life Members of SYC turning up to see what all the noise was about
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2) I never get tired of seeing Berhala Island ( I know I posted a similar pic in Old Forum)
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3) Part of the Fleet competing
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4) Shiau Wing deep in concentration. Legs together, hands holding the mainsheet and
tiller extension while resting on her lap balancing her boat.
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5) Optimist Dinghies gather around the Starting Buoy jostling for position
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To be continued

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Re: Sailing

#2 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:19 pm

Here is a quick Sailing terminology lesson (with Pics) for you:

1) Sign of a good Sailor: John looking at the Burgee atop the mast to determine the
direction of wind. You can see the (Red) Burgee of the boat behind John's.
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2) Duck! - One of the first thing Sailors learn very quickly is to avoid the swing "Boom" during
Tacks (turning the boat around).
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3) Hiking - the art of balancing your boat in strong wind especially when you are a skinny Sailor.
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4) Sholin Kungfu - actually there's no such term in Sailing. A Novice Sailor making his move.
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5) Windward Buoy - this is the buoy that they head towards after the start. As suggested
by the name, it is placed directly where the wind is blowing from. After rounding this Buoy,
the boat enters the "Running" state where the wind blows from the stern (back). To "run"
the sailor will sheetout or open the sail and pull up the centerboard to achieve max speed.
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To be continued ...

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Re: Sailing

#3 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:37 pm

Next I'll show you examples of "Kite". Kiting is when you deliberately tilt the hull of the
boat. Since the Optimist is a flat bottom boat with almost square sides, kiting will minimise
the hull's contact with the water surface. Kiting will also raise the sail a little bit to catch
the faster wind above the sea surface.

1) Example 1:
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2) Fantastic Kite for a Novice Sailor. You need a lot of balance otherwise your boat will
become a submarine.
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3) Roll-Tack: This is when you Tack (turn the boat) but use the momentum generated before
the tack to minimise the "stall" created after tacking.
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4) These two Sailors seem to be heading for the Sandakan Fish Market.
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5) What do you do when you're in a small dinghy and see this (Navy's CB90) coming
at full speed towards you? [-o<
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Thanks for your time.

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Re: Sailing

#4 Post by bernGPS » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:55 pm

Hey Bart,

Any chance of inviting a SYC Life member into a wok during my next trip there? :mrgreen:

Ooch. My butt felt sore just looking at the sailors sitting on the narrow edge of the dinghy.

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Re: Sailing

#5 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:59 pm

bernGPS wrote:Hey Bart,

Any chance of inviting a SYC Life member into a wok during my next trip there? :mrgreen:

Ooch. My butt felt sore just looking at the sailors sitting on the narrow edge of the dinghy.
How can treat Life Members like that. They keep the rat and rotting fish population down.
They also like to take a dip in our pool. You should see the scene, one biawak goes into
the pool, all the swimmers get out faster than Jaws movie.

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Re: Sailing

#6 Post by jaguar » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:21 pm

wow.. they sure look like komodo dragons... how long and heavy are these ?
Look on the bright side ya? :muak:

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Re: Sailing

#7 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:29 pm

jaguar wrote:wow.. they sure look like komodo dragons... how long and heavy are these ?
We have the whole family at the club. Anything from babies to about 1.5 but definitely
less than 2 m.

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Re: Sailing

#8 Post by bernGPS » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:38 pm

Not talking about those Life Members at the club Bart, have you tried their other foreign relatives? There are very nice for your info :-'

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Re: Sailing

#9 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:48 pm

bernGPS wrote:Not talking about those Life Members at the club Bart, have you tried their other foreign relatives? There are very nice for your info :-'
Taste like chicken right? Actually there are 200 things on this earth that taste like
chicken (except KFC???!!! :-' :mrgreen: ). Yes I've tried it long ago. I don't
recommend it cos they are carrion feeders. Never know if the diseases will transpose
to the meat you are eating.

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Re: Sailing

#10 Post by cruiser » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:03 am

We have some over here that lets them loose on their fence-in property villas... even passing dogs pretend to look the other direction...but its quite an effective preventive measure on unwanted/uninvited visitors for home security...and no rats or moles shows up either... :mrgreen:

Sure enjoyed my part and bit as Sea Cadet back then with sailing... good for the kiddos to learn abt knots and wind /tide readings too.
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