Leaving Sails on Beach

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by BTB » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:20 pm

TwoFish wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 am
PhilN wrote:
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I have seen people use large corkscrew type tools to drill into the ground/sand if there arent any handy posts/fences.
A dog anchor? I keep one in the van for that purpose, though I think I've only ever actually used it once. I first came across them in Texas City where the local sailors used them to anchor moorings for their kit, so they could leave it unattended in the water for short periods rather than carry it up the bank. Presumably the sail gets some more UV protection that way.

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I hacve one of them for the dog - Never used it windsurfing.

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by PK1111 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:43 pm

In certain spots and conditions, I’ll rig up two sets of gear, but always have the rig connected to the board.
I don’t worry about the gear blowing away as it’s very stable with the board upwind . I do worry about other beach users and especially dogs!

I have seen the odd sail left on the beach but usually by a very proficient sailor and they will bury the head into the beach in an upwind position.

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by BillG » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:49 pm

I leave my gear on the beach and all the relatives want a go!
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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by Sailrepair » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:25 pm

I once had to repair a board that a cow had walked over. The cows hoofs went straight through the deck. I also get sails to repair that dogs have run over and their claws rip the sail.

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:24 pm

TOTD wrote:
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When the forecast is looking changeable I often set up 2 rigs so you can swap as the conditions change. i always leave the unused rig attached to board as I'm worried about the injury and damage a flying rig could cause........but watching the PWA streaming I notice the pro's leave their rigs lying around in crazy wind strengths. Does anyone leave just a rig on the beach and if so what's the technique for it not blowing away ?

IMO , your technique is without flaw. Changing sails would be the only bit, and then enlist the aid of another set of hands.

I notice I don’t have much in common with Pros.
That’s all well and good if you have more than one board...
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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by TwoFish » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 pm

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
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That’s all well and good if you have more than one board...
As all gentlemen of normal displacement do. If you don't bulk out soon, I shall have to step in as your nutritional coach.

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by Sailrepair » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 am

Well, on Tuesday I witnessed Ruaraidh pull the best competitive move all time.

While Ruaraidh was out on his 60 something ltr board and 3.1 sail everyone else was struggling with the gusty winds. Meanwhile Ruaraidh's dad is wandering around the beach offering all the other sailors some cake! A superb long term tactic.

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:54 am

Hahaha you’ve rumbled me Sailrepair. That’s the secret to my success... :lol:

Big board is coming next month TwoFish... it’s a massive 78litres haha !
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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by BillG » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:41 am

Sailrepair wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 am
Well, on Tuesday I witnessed Ruaraidh pull the best competitive move all time.

While Ruaraidh was out on his 60 something ltr board and 3.1 sail everyone else was struggling with the gusty winds. Meanwhile Ruaraidh's dad is wandering around the beach offering all the other sailors some cake! A superb long term tactic.
Ah, Mrs Somerville's cake (so much better than Mr Kipling!) Another reason to sail in Tiree.

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Re: Leaving Sails on Beach

Post by wully » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:54 am
Hahaha you’ve rumbled me Sailrepair. That’s the secret to my success... :lol:

Big board is coming next month TwoFish... it’s a massive 78litres haha !
You have 3 days to get more cake ready - and some more of your famous haggis sausage rolls...

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