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Old Sep 13, 2012, 12:01 PM
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This is taken at the Canadian National Championship on Lake Ontario at Kingston with winds up to 50 kts.

http://www.ibextrax.com/rc/Sail/20120907CanR1/52s.jpg

John
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 02:08 PM
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awesome pic looks more like a Volvo open ocean race
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:37 AM
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Reminds me of this vid:
Stormy RC Sailboat Race at IOM Championship (Germany 2008) (1 min 36 sec)
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Boy that one boat was going down wind like a run-a-way freight train - loved the submarine action! 50 knots of wind! Man that is amazing!

I think the most I've experienced is 20- 25 mph - can't image 50 knots (that is 57.5 mph!) Holy moly! I wouldn't try that in a full size boat!
Great stuff!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:02 AM
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This is taken at the Canadian National Championship on Lake Ontario at Kingston with winds up to 50 kts.

http://www.ibextrax.com/rc/Sail/20120907CanR1/52s.jpg

John
I would love to try sailing in stuff like that.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 10:05 AM
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In contrast to that, the Indianapolis Admirals held a monthly regatta yesterday. Our average wind speed was 2.2 mph! It was a little slow to put it mildly. Made for some great photos though. So, they are presented here.

This was during our One Design class which is the Victor V-32. Really a great class because it is affordable, super fair to all and you can either make or buy your V-32 as a ready-to-run direct from Victor Models. And, the colors really attract spectators. Can't beat real wood decks too. These sailboats are just great all around ones to have.

Our club has about 20-25 V-32's in it. But, there was another event going on at the same time at a local state park with the DNR, so a lot of guys were there doing that with scale boats and fast electrics.

www.IndyAdmirals.org

www.facebook.com/indyadmirals
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Reminds me of some of our races a nice gentle wind blowing untill the starting bell goes off and it seems that the wind stops at the same time. So there we all are on the starting line looking for a puff of wind to cross the line. Its quite a sight to see eight one meters crowding a ten foot starting line hoping to get a puff of wind to get a jump on the other boats.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Great pictures.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I go sailing my Voyager a lot, but I don't often bring my camera, too much hassle...
When you meet a colleage with a Canon EOS 50D with a large telephoto lens at the waterfront, it's easy to ask for some pictures to be taken:





This stretch of canal lies between buildings and trees and is only navigable with the wind from the north or the south, leaving town downwind is easy, tacking back home took me more than an hour:





Regards, Jan.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Yesterday during the 36R freesail heats on Spreckels Lake
in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Just viewed this video on the Mirco Magic thread and thought it should be shared over here as well. Captures a bit of the serenity RC sailing offers. Lovely setting for sure!!
Thanks to "arthur0903" for posting it and Sam for the camera work!

Boomer



Micro Magic 望龍埤 (2 min 16 sec)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Looks like a great sailing pond. You are right Boomer about the calming effects of casual sailing. Three or four boats just sailing with no course in mind and you can forget about the troubles of the world for awhile. Very relaxing and calming to the soul.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Glenmore Reservoir, Calgary Alberta

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Looks like a great sailing pond. You are right Boomer about the calming effects of casual sailing. Three or four boats just sailing with no course in mind and you can forget about the troubles of the world for awhile. Very relaxing and calming to the soul.
Don't ya know it? just messing around a bit.. Heck.. even the building is relaxing. it was the entire reason of existence of the little ace sloop conversion build... no real class to use it to race with. Just a little fun sailer, mostly used to have something to do with my hands and mind at night after work. still gotta work out some rudder issues, but over all, it's ready for the pond. But its been a joy just building it with no time frame or purpose in mind.
the round ranger is coming along. But its a purpose built racer because the club is race focused. The Brewery is even sponsoring that boat

And really, the racing is fun, it's relaxing.and it gives purpose, but sometimes you don't want to trape up and down the bank in silence except to announce intent to tack, or to fuss about class and regatta rules. Just break out a folding chair and mess about. If a random passerby starts observing and talking to you, hand over the controller and talk them through it.

the next boat... after the race boat will be an up scale of a Midwest Chesapeake flattie with a gaft rig, mostly just to learn how to make a gaft rig. and.. something to mess around with at night, after work.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:56 PM
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bgnome - we need pictures! Post um when you get some!!
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