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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Light Weather Racing and Mobos

    This is just one of the many reasons why places like Portland are better for serious racing than characterful venues like the Solent which aren’t ideal racing venues - due to shipping, other boats, tides etc

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Light Weather Racing and Mobos

    Quote Originally Posted by flaming View Post
    I like sailing, but I'd have given up and gone to the pub an awful long time before that.
    ^This 100%. I have an absolute rule on racing, if I can swim faster than I can sail it's RTD and G&T.
    Bavaria 32 GBR4755L "Adastra"
    49er GBR340 "20KSB"/Fireball GBR14474 "Eleven Parsecs"

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Light Weather Racing and Mobos

    We did retire. It was a 30 odd mile short offshore and we would have been stuck out till late night if we'd carried on. The wind had picked up and I would normally have carried on but there were other considerations. As it happened the wind died again and the boats that continued ended up sailing till about 9-10PM anyway.
    If I'd wanted to live in a Banana Republic I'd have gone to South America.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Light Weather Racing and Mobos

    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post
    This is just one of the many reasons why places like Portland are better for serious racing than characterful venues like the Solent which aren’t ideal racing venues - due to shipping, other boats, tides etc
    I actually like the tide in the Solent for racing. Always keeps it interesting- especially without instruments. Also means that you never race in near-zero wind, as you can’t make it up-tide with less than about five knots. Drifting isn’t saling, in my book.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Light Weather Racing and Mobos

    Sail a small boat and roll tack/gybe your way round the course😎

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