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A new chapter has started: the accident triggered the next step of our sailing adventure. The plan was to sail Express one or two seasons more and then opt for something bigger faster and more confortable. After being stuck on land without the boat i got inspired and the result is the purchase of a First Class 10.

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Its a cool fast and still confortable boat. We need to upgrade the sails though. I will take over the boat in a couple of days. Reports will follow.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:45
 

Disaster struck!

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Friday the 8th April there was a storm in the region that blew over several trees and even some roofs where damaged, the biggest damage on the roof of a school on nearby Drammen. And off course several sailboats stored on land where falling over. And one of them was mine :)

We launched the boat last monday and it was not leaking, so we brought it to Bærum Plastservice in Holmen.

The damage was quite big, the hull had a few points where the damage was going through the hull and the keel reinforcement needs to be replaced. Luckily nobody was injured and the near by Spurven was not hit.

Now we will have a delaied start of the season, but hopefully we can borrow a boat for the first big race, Bundefjorden Rundt on may 7.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2011 08:35
 

The season is over

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Another season is over, the boat is out of the water and stored on Gressholmen for the winter.

It has been a very good season:

We got a second place in Bundefjorden Rundt and a very nice over all placement with a fourth place.

We won in Sætrekruset with a very good margin.

and we won OSF autumnregatta with four wins of seven races, this also qualified for the district championship.

Not to mention 7th in Færder race which is probably our best achievemnt.

The placement in the club cups are not very impressive, due to too much DNS. We plan to do a better effort next year! Now winter is coming and we look forward to the next season but first quite a long list of repairs and maintenance.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 16:29
 

2011 season under planning

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I have just signed up for a new and fascinating regatta, the Watski TwoStar Coast regatta.

This is a new addition to the magnificient doubble handed Watski Twostar regatta. This regatta has been classified on level 2 which means large investments on security systems in addition to expensive security ceritficaitons was needed. Also all boats needed to be above a certain rating making participation from little guys like us impossible.

The coast race is similar but one legg shorter, it goes from Hankø to Arendal and back and the security requirements are more "normal". All boats with short-hand rating above 1.10 are allowed so here we go!!! (ours is 1.11)

So far only a few have signed up, i think because many people still dont know about this new format. Check it out here:

http://www.seilmagasinet.no/id/36962

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2010 11:54
 

Ulabrand

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We sailed the Ulabrand race.Not a lucky race for us, not now and not before.Remember last time two years ago we were leading and the committee canceled the race because it was supposedly unfair because of little wind. Little wind in the first race this year as well and coincidents played a big role plus boats with low rating had little chance. But no cancelling, which i find good. Weather conditions that are changing are part of the game and the race two years ago should never have been cancelled.

Second race was nice with even wind but a bit too much for us so that the longer hulls had an advantage. But we were satisfied with our sailing, we did very few errors. We ended third of five. Nice days on the fjord and some nice pictures.

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David vs. golliath :) It looks almost weird that they dont shadow us, but the distance is more than it looks on this photo. We were controlling them nicely and they were not able to pass us during this leg....

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Who has the best spinnakker trim? Keeping up with much higher rated boats.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 16:30
 


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