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Posted by tuppesw | Nov 12, 2014 @ 11:56 AM | 3,890 Views

At Fuehlingen near Cologne, Germany there were 46 entries for the two days event (25th and 26th of October 2014)
And no boat like another!

small breese, but tough racing!

some pictures from

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Posted by tuppesw | Aug 04, 2013 @ 02:43 PM | 4,203 Views
I have already shreddered other threads in the sailboat forum with videos from my tornado like this:
(I apologize for that ;-)

Tornado 20120607c.wmv (5 min 4 sec)

link playlist tornado:

So I think, it's time to introduce my tornado-cat.

This was my first RC-Sailboat, I got it 1975, so you can call it a vintage-catamaran:

To prevent capsizes and pitch poles the mast had had a flexible mast foot like a wind surfer.
While gusts the mast was bend leeward to let the wind out of the rig.
After the gusts went through a spring in the backstay had to set up the mast again.

Over the years I had periods with more or less sailing with the tornado.
Those multihulls are very exotic and you need the right location and weather conditions to have a nice afternoon.
The capsize issue might be a problem, so I'm usually searching for a location with wind coming from the lake to the shore.
Those are more stable wind conditions than overwise and in case of a capsize the cat will be driven back to the shore.

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Posted by tuppesw | Jul 14, 2013 @ 02:02 PM | 3,230 Views

modellbauskipper euregio aachen schaufahren d (0 min 27 sec)

modellbauskipper euregio aachen schaufahren a (1 min 5 sec)
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Posted by tuppesw | Jul 06, 2013 @ 02:35 PM | 4,608 Views
Trying single handed sailing and video taping simultaniously, you get nothing else recorded than bad (sail-) boat handling and strange camera moves.
Your camera man isn't always nearby, so for the short range my camera app should make the job:

schlueter tornado (0 min 19 sec)

Posted by tuppesw | Jun 16, 2013 @ 10:24 AM | 3,174 Views
The last two days of our holiday trip we had a look at the AC72 trainings.
I filmed a lot of footage (playlist link below) and had lots of talks with other spotters near St. Francis Yacht Club.
When we saw this, I catched at that video, we all together thought, that ETZN was foiling close to 'close hauled'.
I don't think, we will see this very often again .

AC72 ETNZ B (1 min 51 sec)

youtube playlist

Posted by tuppesw | Jun 14, 2013 @ 01:35 PM | 3,852 Views
The day before we left SF, we have seen this object between the AC72s at the North Shore.
Something like a multihull with an autonome wing.

NCOR (1 min 37 sec)

(sorry, we don't have a tripod )

This red vehicle must be something of theirs:
Posted by tuppesw | Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:25 AM | 3,332 Views
back in SF at the end of our holidays trip we had a special highlight, while we met these gentlemen, having their match race at veterans day.
That's what I call a match race!

Good luck in England,

and I hope, you get your water back soon!

36R Spreckels Lake SF (6 min 14 sec)

(If you are missing something, the Tx is the long stick in the sailors hand,
Freesail racing - zero emission pleasure )
Posted by tuppesw | May 22, 2013 @ 12:51 AM | 3,642 Views
Well, I should mention, that there is a second life besides RC-Boats, especially when you are at your holiday trip, looking for freedom, äh fun!

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Posted by tuppesw | May 22, 2013 @ 12:44 AM | 3,610 Views
Well, I should mention, that there is a second life besides RC-Boats, especially when you are at your holiday trip, looking for freedom, äh fun!

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Posted by tuppesw | May 20, 2013 @ 01:28 AM | 4,181 Views
And now to something completely different...

loud entertainment, Las Vegas Style ;-)

20130518_170013.mp4 (3 min 3 sec)

20130518_172108.mp4 (1 min 15 sec)
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Posted by tuppesw | May 17, 2013 @ 09:32 PM | 7,153 Views

Louis C. Porro of Capo Sails
Wheeler at san diego argonauts (1 min 17 sec)

San Diego Argonauts (1 min 28 sec)
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Posted by tuppesw | May 14, 2013 @ 07:46 PM | 6,733 Views
to the San Diego Argonauts

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Posted by tuppesw | May 13, 2013 @ 12:46 AM | 5,139 Views
Posted by tuppesw | May 13, 2013 @ 12:11 AM | 5,043 Views
Have made it there before the lake is a bit dryer

Spreckels Lake!
Great location, fast boats, great guys!

Infinity54 20130509_132059.mp4 (0 min 49 sec)

20130509_133440.mp4 (3 min 12 sec)
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Posted by tuppesw | May 06, 2013 @ 02:48 AM | 4,125 Views

... finally made it to the press:

Andreas is quite enthusiastic about his foiling 'Oh...RACLE'

hope, we get some more footage soon.
Posted by tuppesw | May 03, 2013 @ 04:43 PM | 3,699 Views
Next Wednesday we will arrive in San Francisco having our holiday trip. Thursday we try a calm start and we will visit SPRECKELS LAKE at the golden gate park. Friday we will have a trip with the AC US76 at pier39.
Speaking of America's Cup, the last time we visited San Francisco, we took a short look at US17 and then it capsized! So, be prepared!

AC72 US17 (1 min 34 sec)

Posted by tuppesw | May 03, 2013 @ 04:36 PM | 3,673 Views
Growing up at the western end of germany I got first contact with RC-Sailboats when I was twelve years old. My father gave me a catamaran, and this boat has cost me a lot of nerve until now. It took nearly 40 years to get it in that shape, you see in my videos.

Tornado 20120607c.wmv (5 min 4 sec)

Those troublemaker have done it to me somehow. In the early 80, my father gave me an old sailingboat from one of his colleague, a wooden long keeler hull which was designed in the 30. My father's colleague builded this hull in 1967 and this boat needed some improvement, well, lot of improvements.

gracia am.mpg (2 min 30 sec)
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Sticky: Disclaimer ;-)
Posted by tuppesw | May 03, 2013 @ 04:27 PM | 3,537 Views
Hello everyone,
now you should have some patience with me. Because this is not my native language, please be prepared to read some experimental terms or some strange kind of language.