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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Welcome to the Jester Challenge forum

    Frank, go to fivebobchallenge.co.uk you may find what your looking for.

  2. #22
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    John,

    Thank you, will study that this evening.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Welcome to the Jester Challenge forum

    [ QUOTE ]
    Get over it live your life and manage the daily risks as you have done since your mother let you go to school on your own.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    I don't understand why you are addressing these offensive remarks to me. Perhaps you have not read my posts properly. I thought I had made it perfectly clear that I am all in favour of single-handed sailing and consider many other everyday activities far more dangerous. In fact I sail singlehanded myself, although nothing more ambitious than a couple of cross channel trips so far. [If my old-age pension was sufficient to fund it, I might well do some longer trips]

    The reason I suggested that Oen carry out a risk assesment is so that he might come to realise that single-handed sailing is not as hazardous as he seems to think. I don't need any convincing.

  4. #24
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    I think john may have missed the threaded nature of the forum and posted a retort to the more negative posts againt your own comments by accident [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] It is not too obvious about the threading till you hit the 'Threaded/Flat' button up the top. At least we have not fallen into the 'Rules' debate yet [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] though I am sure we will in the fullness of time [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
    June too soon, July stand by, August it must, September? I can never remember... But I bet it's gonna be nasty [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

  5. #25
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    My 14 year old daughter took about 5 seconds to do a risk assessment on my entry in the JC 2010 and told me I was not allowed to go......

    I was very tempted to say that there is no such thing as 'Not' ....but I decided that was a big mistake to say to such an intelligent girl as she will probably throw it back at me every day !

    To achieve the most out of life somtimes you have to accept breaking the convention of rules (collesion regs).

    CHeers

  6. #26
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    When sailing singlehanded I always used to regard myself as the Maintenance Man !

    Put simply that involved routinely inspecting all the gear for chaff or failure,having the knowleadge, ability and facilities to build ,or repair most any of the items on the boat or to have suitable replacements and backups to hand...to keeping energy levels up with superb cooking,the mind rested with intelligent reading and the body rested with plenty of quality sleeping and powernaps.....

    To mention 'risk assessment examinations' for singlehanded offshore stuff etc is to me a bit of a larff...Ask Seastart who they routinely get called out to...It aint fatigued singlehanders,more like fully RYA qualified awb skippers with flat batteries who simply have to be somewhere on Monday morning...
    I think PBO have hit on a winner with this forum.In an updated sense which reflects the enhanced capabilities of more recent small boats ,PBO has returned to its routes,to the spirit of editor Denny Dessouters original PRACTICAL,HANDS ON concept.
    Well done Jake K !

  7. #27
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    I apologise if you felt offended that is not my intention, my remarks are made in general and as it is my first response i did miss the thread. But having said that I do find that many people use H&S as an excuse for not doing something and for not taking responsibility, again not aimed at you.

    Mea Culpa

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Welcome to the Jester Challenge forum

    Thanks for the info, your right I did miss the thread, no doubt it will start a debate if nothing else. I did not mean offend anyone just make them think about it.

  9. #29
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    I remember reading an article by a French yachtsman where he said that one should always sail as if one is single handed. Those of us who often take non sailing friends for a jaunt in the summer, realise the value of this approach.
    Two years ago on a short trip south down the east coast in a new boat the weather blew up. The strong wind warning was not in place when I left. I made errors of judgement and became fatigued, and went aground on the Barrow sands and was towed off by the RNLI. If I wasn't so tired I would have thrown the hook out ( I had been out for 14 hours, stemming the tide for 6) and waited. The tide had turned in my favour and was rising. I was not proud of having to finally ask for help. However the whole experience has made me a better sailor in every way. I still single hand, but take less risks, pace myself, and allow for fatigue. Much less gung ho. This filters down into when I have crew on board. I think this forum will have much to contribute.

  10. #30
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    Don't feel bad John_Disney .... there are some people on here who go out of their way to be 'dicky opposite' no matter what the discussion - I suspect it comes from leading very boring lives!

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