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EH01 - LOG DAY 6 - Update

25 November 2011


OK Phil I get the idea. For those who are not sailors here is an update:

1. Kite - aka spinnaker or large lightweight (easily ripped) usually brightly coloured downwind sail flown out the front of the yacht and only tenousley attached to the yacht.
2. Blow out of the above - wholesale and expensive destruction of the kite via the elements and aided by the actions (or inactions) of the crew (not what Alastair has for breakfast or what Dave dreams about in his pit)
3. Pit - nautical term for bunk or bed
4. Aka - also known as....
5. Squall - sudden and destructive relatively short term period of high winds usually associated with rain cloud or clouds. Generally partnered with crew actions (or inactions) to assist in No. 2 above. Also noise skipper makes when Nos.1 and 2 above combine.
6. Downwind (sailing) - Act of heading in a direction with the wind coming from behind instead of in front (known as beating; more on this later) the concept and general misconception of most sailors being that this is easier and safer and more gentlemenly than other wind directions. A misconception upheld by loss of short term memory in regard to points 1. 2. and 3. above.
7. Downwind (sailing) - Act of heading in a direction with the wind coming from behind instead of in front (known as beating; more on this later) the concept and general misconception of most sailors being that this is easier and safer and more gentlemenly than other wind directions. A misconception upheld by loss of short term memory in regard to points 1. 2. and 3. above.

Regards
Andy (skipper, developing a twitch and eratic laughter)


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