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Seabreacher – like a dolphin

get on your boots




They are gone




luscious friday

DesTopNews 2011-38

some great downwind rides

via: http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/

take me to the river

42 miles up the Columbia River from from Cascade Locks to the Dalles Oregon. During the race day winds were 18kts gusting to 40, sailing against a 3 knot current, so there were some substantial waves. via: http://www.sailinganarchy.com

celebrating sailing



Sailing is the propulsion of a boat and the control of its movement with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to move the boat relative to its surrounding medium and change its direction and speed. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves and a keen understanding of one’s surroundings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing#Sailboat_racing

demolition derby



Demolition derby is usually presented at county fairs and festivals. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another. The last driver whose vehicle is still operational is awarded the victory.
Demolition derbies can be very dangerous. Although serious injuries are rare, they do happen. Drivers are typically required to sign a waiver to release the promoter of an event from liability.  Most demolition derbies are held on dirt tracks or in open fields, that are usually soaked with water. Some drivers use both the front and rear of the vehicle to ram the other competitors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demolition_derby

big boats



http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/

surf-champ



Weltmeister mit 17 Jahren: Philip Köster krönte in Dänemark seine junge Windsurf-Karriere. Es dürfte nicht sein letzter Titel sein. In der Szene gilt der Deutsche als Wunderkind, der mit perfekten Ritten und spektakulären Sprüngen den begeisterten Fans das Wasser in die Augen treibt. http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/0,1518,786379,00.html

grounded

© David Schultz

In der Nacht zum 16.9. wurde die 30 Fuß lange Yacht „Tricolore“ von ihrer dreiköpfigen Crew aufgegeben, nachdem sie in rauer See auf dem Bailie Beach in Mattiuck gestrandet war. Die Southold Police und die Feuerwehr kamen der Crew zu Hilfe. Danach wurden vier der Feuerwehrleute aus Wading River wegen Unterkühlung ins Peconic Bay Medical Center gebracht. Die Segler kamen aus demselben Grund sowie wegen Seekrankheit ins St. Charles Hospital. http://www.esys.org/news/sos.html

thx Lutz