Robbieandrew

Calypso Photos and Videos

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So i have decided that there aren't enough videos and photos of Calypsos out there, so i thought it would be cool to start a thread where calypso owners can post photos/videos of their boats. This was largely inspired by my day sailing today (Gotta love a public holiday sail). I'll get the ball rolling with a few from today...

Not many good shots in the water today, but did take a few videos with some mates

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Great stuff, I assume that was a Seacliff?

Here's our Calypso Rocket 14, unfortunately I keep forgetting to take the camera when we go out, so these are front yard poser shots. :(

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Yeah it was at seacliff, not much wind that day but very nice, relaxing sailing. Where do you normally go out?

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We always go out from Seacliff too, but next time we're going to try Milang or Clayton if the conditions are right.

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Another Great Day

Another great day sailing out at seacliff this morning. I decided to take a Chinese student from Uni with me who had never sailed before (but he could swim, don't worry, I checked." I was amused when he rocked up in long trousers and a flannelette shirt and grey woollen vest (lol).

Arrived at 8, on the water by 9. The weather was truly amazing, 22, high cloud, wind 12-15 knots, I’ve never felt the Calypso sail so happily!

Really the only downer was that i forgot the battery to my camera so couldn’t get an on board footage, luckily my Asian partner in crime decided it would be a good ide to carry his smart phone in his pocket 0_o

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Bloody wind saw me coming. Still need to sort out the roller furler but otherwise the boat is looking pretty good

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Looks like a lot of fun. Do you ever trap on your own?

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I need a lot more practice and experience, i'm horrible at getting out on the wire but boy would it be helpful! Jeff offered to give me a crash course in Janurary so hopefully I'll be getting a lot better soon (even so, it will still be a handfull solo)

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I was at a simular point in sailing not that long ago. I just didn't have the confidence to clip on and push out. I practiced capsizing to a point where my attitude towards loosing complete control was carefree, because worst case I would end up capsized. Then it all just flowed - with every bit of confidence in my trap wires and harness of course...lol When you get out there be sure to post up a vid!

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If it works out Robbie and I are meeting before lunch at Meningie on Lake Albert South Aus, Sunday 12th January for a crash course on capsizing, recovery, trapezing, etc anybody that wants some help no matter what type of boat is welcome to come along, there are four qualified instructors at Meningie and I can organise more of them to help if needed, there is no cost it will just be a fun morning of getting wet, getting wet, getting wet and sailing around. After lunch there is normal fleet racing. Anybody there has the choice of the shorter inside course, longer outside course or just cruise around practicing while the rescue boat keeps an eye on you.

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http://tillard.georges1.free.fr/

 

if you can get hold of a copy of that DVD it has the best demonstration of trapezing technique i have ever seen. while you may never get to scamper in or out as well as glenn ashby, its something to aspire to.

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Great day at Meningie yesterday, wind blowing 15-20 knots (I guess) and water was nice and flat, great conditions. Spent a lot of time out on the wire and had a blast! Video is a bit shaky, I'm working on fixing that

 

NEW LINK HERE AND 2 POSTS BELOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqLzor23NVs

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Robbie says you have removed the video?

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A bit of action from the Milang to Goolwa a few weeks ago. Not a great video but better than nothing :)

 

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Looks like a lot of fun. Do you ever trap on your own?

 

Here you go Matt, Campbell Park Race at Meningie on the weekend

 

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Lake Albert Classic. No wind for most of the race, this short video is just about the only time there was wind, it slowly builds through the video.

 

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Can you put up a picture showing how you have your camera mounted? Thanks.

Doug

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G'day Doug, the best photo I have is this one, I can get a close up next time the boat's rigged if you like. pretty much the camera is on the handle bar mount, which i clamp onto a piece of PVC (Instead of handle bars) then that piece of PVC is ties on very well the the bridal wires. I put a bit of excess cord through the camera, just inc ase it falls off the mount so I don;t loose it.

 

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