Friday, September 26, 2008

Best Sailing Innovations - Final Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who participated in our September group writing project on Best Sailing Innovation Ever. Here is the full list of suggestions...

Wind by Kevin of News and Verse

Reservoirs by Carol Anne

The Mast by Jim

The Triangular Sail by Captain JP

Reefing by Joe

Roller Furling by Jarrett

Telltales by Captain JP

Winches by Captain JP

The Cabin by Joe

The Rudder by Joe

The Compass by Captain JP

The Planing Hull by Tim

Watch Systems by Joe

The Bowline
by Adam

The Figure 8 Knot by Tillerman

The Wetsuit by Andrew Sadler

by Steve

Marine-Tex® by Tillerman

The Laser Trailer Pivot Bow
by Tillerman

The Internet by Tillerman

Depth Sounders by Captain JP

The Ollie Wallock Race Start Machine by Tillerman

The Flag by Jos

SnapIts! by Christy

Spinach by Edward

What a creative bunch you are!

Update: Sincere apologies to Peconic Puffin for forgetting to include in this wrap-up his very entertaining post about the seminal invention that led to the sport of Windsurfing.


Anonymous said...

And so the scribes of Blogosphere their muses did beseech

To fill their sails with stories from the luff unto the leech

That the ship of Innovation might ride the wine dark sea,

Returning with her hold o'erflowed with tales of discovery.

There's mast and sail and hulls that plane and greens that help to nourish,

There are Texes twins, Marine and Gore, and horns that sound a flourish,

There are knots that hold and waters held behind great berms of land,

And at the helm of this bounteous ship there's a wise old tiller man.

PeconicPuffin said...

And I am chopped liver?

PeconicPuffin said...

Did you forget your own prior reference to my magnum opus? Another cannabinoid moment, sir?

(meanwhile the "word verification" on your posting tool is asking for "tqeella". Your site is drunk.

Anonymous said...

This was a great idea TMan. What a great project

Tillerman said...

Sorry puffin. I did overlook your contribution. I have now added it as an update to this wrap-up post.

PeconicPuffin said...

Thank you. It's hard being a bird...we need all the affirmation (and sand eels) we can get.

bonnie said...

I still think "retirement" would have been a good one. Maybe I'll write about it when I retire.

bonnie said...

Heck, maybe when I retire I'll even get to sail a little more than twice in a year.

Can't complain a lot though. Plenty of kayaking. Holly the Sailing Chair is always teasing me about priorities...somehow the paddling just seemed to take priority this year. First time I've been certified as a coach at any level for several years - that's not a bad accomplishment.

WeSailFurther said...

Can I change my mind? Or is that like picking two?

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