Robbieandrew

Calypso Photos and Videos

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Love the finish and the plank? And great to see Jeff didn't drop his beer during the save...... hahaha!

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This was the first time i had a crew with some sailing experience (though not much experience on the wire, hence hanging on) so i couldn't resist handing him the reins having some fun on the bows!!! Still waiting on the results, think we might have done a reasonable job on yardstick  :)

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It's great that Robbie's happy to put up footage without perfect looking sailors in it, at the clubs he's visiting we're enjoying having enthusiastic young sailors improving so quickly and I have to say well done to that crew in the vid, he introduced Robbie to sailing and as a novice sailor went out and crewed for Robbie in winter, if I'm not mistaken Robbie introduced more than 10 young people to sailing on his cat last season. We would like to see a lot more new comers to sailing at our lakes clubs, Meningie already has learning to sail/fun racing with coaching in the morning and Milang is introducing fun racing/learning to sail with coaching for morning sailing. These Calypso 16's are ideal cats to learn on with a good handicap for less experienced to have a go at racing and I'd like to see a lot more of them. For the record I think Robbie may have beaten me on handicap in the race and I did spill some bundy on that hull so I hope you can smell it when your sailing

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Haha well said Jeff, it's always going to be mostly about fun for me, though my competitive side never fails to make an appearance :) 

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Hi I am a newbie to all forums and have just got hold of a Calypso 16. I really need some pics or some info on how the rigging goes.  The main and jib sheets done seem right to me but then I have only sailed monos and that was  along time ago.

Any help or pics are greatly appreciated.The new Calypso people are still trying to sort this stuff out apparently.

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You've picked a great boat, have a look at Robbies video's he's got it set up right, if you post some pics of your boat setup the people on this forum can give you helpful advice, to post pics, click on more reply options bottom right corner, click browse, find the photo on your computer, click attach file and jobs done. It's handy if you reduce the photo pics down before you upload

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Ah any man that  is a bunny drinker is my man. Although I am  bait wary of people spilling it. I just hope you don't put coke in it mate.I hope to be able to get some pics of what is happening and idiot stuff ups on here for the amusement of all.Thanks for the warm welcome anyway people

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Some more photos I haven't posted yet. Nothing very exciting, all in no wind at Milang and Meningie. The first 3 courtesy of Hills

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Last Brass Monkey race at Meningie yesterday. light shifty winds building to more steady 10 knots. Lots of hull flying, good times

 

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Nice work soloing your 16 mate. That hull flying looks so sweet!!!

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Great video. I just bought a calypso 16 and can't wait to me out as well. love your YouTube vids too!

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Awesome, they're a fantastic boat! Do you have any photos of they one you've just bought? Where are you located?

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here's a photo of my first rigging attempt. sadly set up in my backyard is as close as I've come to sailing it! I live near Toowoomba in Queensland. I'm hoping to get out on wivenhoe dam this weekend. It was pretty easy to rig - I did it single handed without to much hassle. any tips or advice appreciated. it has come with a single trapeze - I've never used one an not sure how to rig. I'll try to post some photos of our first sailing trip.

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Wow, you've done well getting the mast up single handed, good looking boat. I can get some pictures of the trapeze setup on the weekend if you like. Make sure the sail is all the way up, there's a bit on the halyard that should lock into the cleat on the top of the mast. 

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yeah, I had the halyard tangled at the top so couldn't pull it up all the way, I'll have to watch that before getting on the water. photos do the trapeze would be great.

cheers

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On Saturday we attempted the longest end to end freshwater race in the southern hemisphere, the Goolwa to Meningie. After a painful light upwind stretch for nearly 4 hours the wind shifted behind us to about 20 knots and we flew downwind to catch up with the leading A classes and Taipans. From there the wind was all over the place and more than I was willing to put myself and my crew through. Maybe next year we can finish. I didn't get much footage, but here's a bit

 

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