Topic : Tandem bag riding

Re.Y&Y Salcombe Merlin Week, day 4
Top pic.
For the strapped for cash sailor, or just don’t like getting wet, this is a brill way to sail the down hill legs on lumps!
I must admit that I have not seen it looking so well sorted since Peter Flanagan showed the way around Lawling creek, wind over tide with good standing waves in big winds, back in the seventies (I and the other wet sailors looked on from up turned hulls)
Bottom pic: Dear Mr. Calvert is this a new way to keep the other twin pole save?
This is another terrifying week in the Chipley shed in Essex
Be lucky

Posted: 16/07/2009 10:14:06
By: Shed in Essex
Tell me Mr Jacko - do you think, given the conditions, that Mr Downham is looking a tad too casual in the bottom picture? Even to the extent of a hint of 'perching' !!

Posted: 16/07/2009 13:01:28
By: Essex in a sheds accountant
Hi Mr. sheds accountant, with the yellow handy pandy cloves and Mikee not looking quite a comfortable bunny! And that pole placed ready for the oncoming jib! And it is being only race 4.
Mr Downham looks a real cool geezer.
But I see it is all looking much more the business today nice upright sticks.
Happy shed

Posted: 16/07/2009 14:09:38
By: Shed in Essex
Dear Mr Shed,

What was more inspiring was not only the way the Taxi driver caught the gust but the way he rode it through a wave and came out the other side - still totally in control...........

And I have the whole sequence on camera and looking at them again this morning I am even more amazed!

I will tidy them up and send to Mags so that everyone can enjoy the moment.

Happy Salcombe Office!

Posted: 17/07/2009 08:24:18
By: John Murrell
Hi Mr. Salcombe Office
It is amazing what fear can do (he has the Warren’s stick on the deck)
A very good shot and I look foreword to seeing more
Good to see the pics and report on the Y&Y
Sadly there is something wrong with the roving cam! It looks like it’s blowing old boots and tipping it down! Wind and sun yes, wind and rain on a Friday?
Whish you well
Happy in shed

Posted: 17/07/2009 12:25:04
By: Shed in Essex
Mr Shed in Essex
Have you ordered extra stocks of carbon for the coming week's repairs?
I note Mr Downhams sheets look a bit short. Reminds me of a similar picture of Mr Wigg, forced to 'perch' because his mean helm had not put enough rope on the jib sheets...
In haste,
The Trout

Posted: 17/07/2009 12:59:34
By: The Old Trout
Hi Old Trout
Calls that short you should see flippy floppies toe straps.
And any way it did keep Wiggy up the front end of the boat.
Carbon! Is on the bar at the Dog and Duck weighting to get laid
Regards AJ

Posted: 17/07/2009 16:40:33
By: Shed in Essex
leave my toe straps out of this! Anyway what about the bits of string on the yellow peril? Shrunk indeed!

Posted: 17/07/2009 20:50:19
By: floppy toppy
Been looking at the 'photo of Deperate Housewife, was it on Day2? Do I recognise the driver of the dory coming in to the picture from the left? Anyone know who it is?

Posted: 18/07/2009 22:16:21
By: ..
One of the Harbour Staff - he's driving the HM's dory from the look of it.

Posted: 19/07/2009 09:00:31
By: John Murrell


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