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1974 whitbread race, good film

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Created by SandS 1 month ago, 19 Apr 2019
SandS
VIC, 5522 posts
19 Apr 2019 5:36PM
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cazou34
NSW, 130 posts
19 Apr 2019 6:54PM
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really cool

garymalmgren
183 posts
19 Apr 2019 8:47PM
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Not one person in the whole film was wearing a PDF.
It also shows how foresail furlers have changed sailing.
Some very interesting sail plans too.

gary

Stockie
NSW, 141 posts
20 Apr 2019 8:41AM
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What a time warp, and thankfully a video was made so we can savour all these years on!
thank yo for sharing S&S.
cheers Richard

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 465 posts
21 Apr 2019 10:00PM
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SandS said..
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Thanks for putting that on.

tarquin1
176 posts
22 Apr 2019 12:02AM
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Awesome.
They do it a little faster these days but in a little less comfort. What will we see in 40 years time!
Imagine sending off a race around the world with no gps or heaven forbid AIS. We really have become a bunch soft cocks.

Kankama
NSW, 200 posts
22 Apr 2019 7:34AM
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Thanks for the link. It was great to see. Some thoughts

The blond lanky bloke featuring often mucking around in a bath and helping fix sails below deck is Peter Blake. I think he was watch captain on this race.

At the start of the race the narrator says "manouvring around the small boats" just as we see a shot of the 128ft Vendredi 13 - a competitor from the 1972 singlehanded OSTAR.

Some of the smaller boats have such low freeboard compared to similar length boats today.

cheers

Phil

BlueMoon
586 posts
23 Apr 2019 7:24AM
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Thanks SandS for posting that, the commentary was fantastic. I laughed when old mate lifted the box of beers over the rail and the bottom fell out. Cheers

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 465 posts
23 Apr 2019 10:47AM
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tarquin1 said..
Awesome.
They do it a little faster these days but in a little less comfort. What will we see in 40 years time!
Imagine sending off a race around the world with no gps or heaven forbid AIS. We really have become a bunch soft cocks.


The one in five of us who get prostrate cancer and have a prostratomy end up with soft cocks, but we are still able to orgasm and do most things that we did before.

Lazzz
NSW, 418 posts
23 Apr 2019 5:05PM
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BlueMoon said..
I laughed when old mate lifted the box of beers over the rail and the bottom fell out. Cheers


I said to myself "Now that's a silly way to pass beers, they're not very experienced"!! Nex minute



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