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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pressure Drop Advertisers Promo Page

    A special spot where advertisers and sponsor can keep the readers of Pressure Drop up to date with latest creations, promos, deals, products and...

    Started by PD Staff, 03-26-2014 02:37 PM
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    11-26-2014 01:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: welcome to pressure-drop...

    and thanks for coming. there's been some questions as to the 5 w's and we thought it would be good to just lay it out there so you all know what the...

    Started by aA, 09-02-2010 10:09 PM
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  1. Olympic Short Track Kite Boarding

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?4854-Olympic-Kiting-is-Short-track-the-way& This is how windsurfing should be in the Olympics....

    Started by DaveT, 11-25-2014 09:53 AM
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  2. Sail Trim With Will Paxton

    "We sit down with six time national champion, Will Paxton, to discuss both upwind and downwind sail trim. Watch Paxton's raceQs' Geovid as the...

    Started by Photoboy, 11-24-2014 10:12 AM
    quantum sailmakers, race to win, will paxton
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    11-25-2014 09:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Coast Guard Boardings

    It took some two years to complete, but Sail Magazine produced a 4 part series on Coast Guard Boardings and your rights, or lack thereof, a worthy...

    Started by Photoboy, 11-23-2014 02:04 PM
    uscg boarding
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    11-25-2014 09:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Thoughts On Drones

    Here's an area of which you might have some thoughts. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. As seen in the article below, commonly referred to as drones. Sure,...

    Started by Photoboy, 04-16-2014 11:19 AM
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    auv, drones injuries
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    11-24-2014 09:29 AM Go to last post
  5. Tame your Dragon

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?4833-How-To-Tame-Your-Dragon One of the older Canadian Olympic Dragon Sailors (Allan Leibel) now...

    Started by DaveT, 11-16-2014 09:30 PM
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  6. 32.5 knts in 12 knts of wind

    Went to Ivanpah for 4 days of Blokart Sailing. Had mostly light air but one day it did pick up to 12 to 14 knts for a short period. I sailed with...

    Started by DaveT, 11-16-2014 12:08 PM
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    11-16-2014 09:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 2014 US Sailing Disabled Championships, Galveston TX

    US Sailing won't so I will I am updating the US 2.4mR site but you can visit the independant sites below. Photos Updates

    Started by DaveT, 10-31-2014 07:40 PM
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    11-04-2014 08:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Photos, The 2.4mR Open Worlds

    Here are some photos from the recent 2.4mR worlds held in Toronto. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3rfpe8yslny37jp/AAA_HgRHQaAHMWMjFXxx1sTCa

    Started by DaveT, 10-27-2014 05:42 PM
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  9. The New J-e series

    The new 112e is 11,300lbs. http://www.jfest.org/j112e-tech-specs Isn't that a bit heavy for a modern 36', even for a racer/cruiser. The Santa...

    Started by DaveT, 10-18-2014 11:26 AM
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  10. Balance Point

    The photo of Shamrock III shows a clean and efficient deck layout. But I have never seen a boat so it's keel is pushing up into the hull like...

    Started by DaveT, 10-13-2014 11:22 AM
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    10-20-2014 07:59 PM Go to last post
  11. PHRF, US Sailing is here to Help

    I was looking at Scuttlebutt and saw an article from earlier this year....

    Started by DaveT, 10-07-2014 12:30 PM
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  12. Winged Pickle Dishes

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?4698-The-Secret-Weapon If it works it will be great. Is this for a Foiling Craft?

    Started by DaveT, 09-30-2014 06:05 PM
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    10-01-2014 03:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Starting Photo Sequences

    Starting Photo Sequences are always cool to look at. Videos would be better but we know most clubs do not have the wherewithall. So Here is a...

    Started by DaveT, 09-22-2014 07:41 PM
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    09-29-2014 10:15 AM Go to last post
  14. Symmetrical Spinnaker Trim

    Got in a dispute with a person on board over how to trim a Sym Spin on a power beam reach where the boat is on the verge of losing control but still...

    Started by DaveT, 09-15-2014 12:56 PM
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  15. Clear and Concise

    Too bad the chopper did not get footage of the whole sail plan. I'd like to see this video with some shots of the whole boat and rig at those speeds.

    Started by DaveT, 08-30-2014 09:54 AM
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    08-30-2014 10:37 AM Go to last post
  16. A Blast Into The Past: SORC 1983

    A great vintage piece from the 1983 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (S.O.R.C.), six race series sailed off Florida, USA...stay tuned for more!

    Started by Photoboy, 07-29-2014 11:27 AM
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    1983 sorc, artemis, bruce nelson, carat, chiquita, chris corlett, david pedrick, doug petersen, george deguardiola, kialoa, locura, mea culpa, monro wingate, nirvana, ron holland, scarlett ohara, st petersburg yc, thunderbolt, tom blackaller, windward passage
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    07-30-2014 10:29 AM Go to last post
  17. Mysterious Sailing Yachts

    The World is full of custom and unique small sailing yachts, some of them have no comercial background and are/were built to comply with one and only...

    Started by johnestmon, 07-14-2014 12:14 AM
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  18. Robot sailing boat

    Hi All, This is an article from The Times (London UK) 10th May, concerning a robot sailing boat getting ready to cross the Atlantic. ...

    Started by johnestmon, 07-14-2014 12:05 AM
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  19. Formula Yacht Spars go bust

    Some time ago a I had Formula Yacht Spars re-rig my boat but they left it with a dangerous rig and unable to be used under sail. In the vain hope...

    Started by johnestmon, 07-14-2014 12:03 AM
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  20. Multihull Sailing

    Just happened across this well done video on the Dragonfly 35 trimaran. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4q2bt61EY&NR=1

    Started by johnestmon, 07-13-2014 11:51 PM
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    07-13-2014 11:51 PM Go to last post

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