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    I saw this picture in an advert for UBS Bank. So, solo sailors are cool, even if old-ish.

    No foulies, PFD, harnes, tether, jacklines. Looks wet.

    Not shown: rockstar hired pro upwind, out of shot, doing the real steering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogen View Post
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    I saw this picture in an advert for UBS Bank. So, solo sailors are cool, even if old-ish.

    No foulies, PFD, harnes, tether, jacklines. Looks wet.

    Not shown: rockstar hired pro upwind, out of shot, doing the real steering!
    Hahaha! I saw that ad while reading the morning paper and laughed out loud myself, David!

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    Well, looks like the skipper of the boat I used to race on in the 80's...

    We never wore life jackets or had life lines. Also in most cases I did not wear foulies as the motto was "Everyone has the right to suffer"..
    When I raced dinghies, I did not even own a life jacket. Sailing in big waters with lot's of wind the race committee would fly a flag that life jackets were required. Me and my crew would stuff towels under our smock so it looked like we had life jackets...

    I only used a tether ones, during a very windy Fastnet race (1985) and I needed it as a large wave knocked the boat down and I found myself next to the boat. Luckily the tether was short and I was pulled back into the cockpit when the boat came back up.

    Those were the days... Also back then we had a good indicator when the competition would tack. The crew would throw their cigarettes to get ready for action...

    Dirk "TIJD" First 30 JK

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    Wow, that guy's really old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhusselman View Post
    The crew would throw their cigarettes to get ready for action...
    That would be a clear violation of RRS rule 55. PROTEST!

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    On light wind races before I could afford a wind instrument it was always nice to have at least one smoker among the crew.

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