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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2014, 04:45:50 PM »

Hello Chris,

Thank you for the kind words.
The Fleetwood Club have "Schooner Racing" events, the main rule is - - No sail controls !!!.
They do as you do, set the sails to suit the conditions - - and away you go!.
With a little bit of practice it is amazing just how well a Yacht can sail without sail control.
It may mean sailing a slightly different course to get from A to B, but it does work.
I have sailed Bluenose at their events and had a steep learning curve !.

John.  :-)
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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2014, 05:02:25 PM »

Hello John

Well thanks for that, it is very encouraging to say nothing about making my life simpler. The Bawley is a really big and heavy lump and it takes a lot to put the gunwales under there is also the provision of sailing without the topsail and of course reefing. As you rightly say it makes for a fun time. O0 The only concession I have with the Bawley is a small motor driven prop that I can activate with the R/C which helps the boat through the wind if needed. Actually quite authentic as the later boats were built with donkeys and the earlier boats had donkeys fitted at times of upgrade. :-))
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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2015, 05:39:14 AM »

I think free sailing boats are a lot of fun, a nice change from RC. I have a free sailing schooner, which I converted to a free-sailing brigantine. I also have a free sailing sandbagger. These two were built from kits:
http://seaworthysmallships.com/

Chris, do you have photos or a thread for your Bawley?
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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2015, 08:10:58 PM »

hi ,John ,you may remember me from a very interesting chat at Haydock ,well ,as you sail a lovely vessel ,you may know ,and help me out .I am building the Louis Heloise ,its taken me ages to get up to ,,,the rigging and the blocks ,ive been making them as it says in the kit ,but a couple have come apart ,any ideas ? Dave ,incidently its the same build as Tiger Tiger ,but cant get hold of the man %)
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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2015, 08:47:20 PM »

Jaydee. Next time there is an event like this let me know and I will bring Atlantis down.
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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2015, 09:35:56 PM »

Hello,

My next sailing event is at the Bridlington club, 22 and 23 of this month.
Camping over the weekend, lots of sailing and merry making all day and into the nights too !!!.
I can recommend a visit - - real good Show and Company.

John,  :-))  :-))  :-))
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Re: Schooner Sailing Event
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2015, 10:14:58 AM »

Hello,

At the moment my Schooner, Bluenose is having a major refit !!.
All of the rigging is being replaced, lots yet to do !.
The J Class is having to do all of the Shows.

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