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Paris Sailing

Oct 19, 2017
5,523
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
What a cool movie. Architecturally, Paris hasn't changed much; just less horses. Now it's motorcycles everywhere.

@Will Gilmore was under dressed. It's a wonder they let him sail like that.
I'd feel bad about being under dresses, but they obviously also under dressed the sailboats. Those are suppose to be the original hulls with new sails. Someone took some shortcuts when re-rigging.

I loved the closing on the old derelict barges. Probably over eighty years old, at the time. I'll bet they are still there, just with a newer old barge docked on top of them.

-Will (Dragonfly)
 
Jun 14, 2010
1,140
Quorning Dragonfly 1200 home
The person (Guy Jones) who posted that Paris video has a lot of other awesome videos. I got started with him this AM with this video
which I found fascinating. That led me to the Paris video, and this video
of the RMS Aquitainia.
 
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Oct 19, 2017
5,523
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
Wow, sounds super fun!

How long are you staying?
Mathieu, it was very fun. I really enjoyed Paris. Was there about 6 days. Still a lot I didn't get to see. Maybe I'll get back again to finish, but there's still a lot of World to see, so...

-Will (Dragonfly)
 

SFS

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Aug 18, 2015
1,700
Hunter 31 Tampa Bay
They sail in Malta too. We were just driving down a backroad in the middle of nowhere on the island of Gozo last week, and found this, so we stopped to chat with these guys:

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There wasn't much wind, so things moved pretty slowly, except on a couple of occasions. There was a collision within a few seconds of the third picture. Voices were raised, just like on bigger boats. Karen noted that "any repair bills will be a little lower on this scale".
 

PaulK

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Dec 1, 2009
322
Tillotson Pearson J/36 Southport, CT
Looks like a place where you COULD sail over the edge of the world.
 
Oct 22, 2014
11,137
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
I got the impression that this is what Ron was thinking when mentioned Life Guard Chick or Chicks.
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Oct 19, 2017
5,523
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
I think there might be some safety issues with having that kind of lifeguard chick. Before you know it, they won't be able to keep up with demand.

-Will (Dragonfly)
 
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