Sunday, February 07, 2016

Caption Contest



To see the context of this shot, check out the video... It starts to get interesting at about 1:20.




15 comments:

Bursledon Blogger said...

"It's the air -in your Aero that makes you - go 'Oh!'" -

possibly overheard from a chocolate advertisment

Tillerman said...

Nice one BB. For those who don't have a clue what BB is talking about, check out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stqM7en_8Tg

Alden Smith said...

"Bugger, Ae - ro go again"

My personal version is: "Bugger, Ae - ro go again and again and again and again and again....."

Dion Alaniz said...

Tillerman, what do you think is the purpose of that line that goes from the bow to the mast?

Tillerman said...

I was wondering that Dion.

It might be a JC strap (used to help the boom go out in light airs) but I don't know why you would bother to rig one in these conditions. Unless perhaps it was already rigged and it was just too much trouble to remove it? If it is a JC strap it is actually attached to the boom, not the mast but it looks the same from this camera angle.

Bruce Taylor said...

AargghhhhdFaaaark

Damian said...

After trying it once, Martin decided that the button for "Submarine Mode" on his new RS Aero was probably best left alone.

Jay Eveleth said...

This is the second blog in which you featured an Aero pitch-poling. This video and all the other pictures and videos I have seen on the Aero convince me that my instincts when I first saw it were correct. Because of its light weight, tall sail, broad beam, large sail and sharp chine, I do not believe that it is possible to design a better 14 foot single-handed, single-sail, trapeze-less dinghy. The next step in performance as I see it is to add stabilizing, planing inducing, anti-heeling hydrofoils.

I also believe it is the perfect boat for teenagers.

Jay Eveleth said...

Also the sail a area should be increased.

Tillerman said...

You are correct Jay. I did post a picture of an RS Aero in the bow down posture on May 13 last year.

http://propercourse.blogspot.com/2015/05/caption-contest.html

And you supplied the caption - "I shot an aero into the air. It fell to earth I know not where (until now). Longfellow"

Jay Eveleth said...

I remember that.
I don't think I made my point clear enough. Instability is the enemy of speed. I think that pushing an Aero-like design any further will force it into a region of unacceptable instability.

Tillerman said...

But instability is so much fun!

Tillerman said...

Damian - I was wondering what that button was for. Thanks for the warning.

hetzeilen said...

Too less volume in the bow... or the helmsman sat too much in front for the blow to arrive.

Yots and Yotting said...

Ornithologists in England were excited this weekend to hear the news of a sighting of the very rare Lesser Spotted Flat Water Nose Dive "somewhere in Rutland."

www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/187782

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