Sailey bote racing is a dangerous sport.

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  • #2
    What the hell is that??

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    • #3
      Cannon to start the race I assume.

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      • #4
        Air cannon?
        Bob

        S Central PA

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        • #5
          Dang..
          As of April 2nd, boatless for the first time in many years.
          2019 Tidewater 252 CC Twin F150's- SOLD
          2016 Tidewater 230 CC VF250 SHO- SOLD
          Mobile, Al.
          Dauphin Island, Al.

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          • #6
            darn sailboaters....

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            • #7
              I bet that hurt.
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              • #8
                Double Dadgumit
                Small town S. W. Ga./St. James Fl.

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                • #9
                  Where can I get one? I bet that damn thing will launch a water balloon a friggin mile.

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                  • #10
                    Dang

                    And shot it twice!!
                    34’ Fountain w/ trip 300’s

                    Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL

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                    • #11
                      WTF is wrong with the guy at the trigger?

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                      • #12
                        So, in those SaileybOte race starts, there is a 5 minute period before the actual start that starts with a sound signal and a flag. During the 5 minutes before the "start" all the boats need to be behind the "starting Line" which is between an anchored boat with people raising flags and the other end of the starting line which is usually an inflatable, anchored buoy. All the boats starting need to be behind (leeward usually) of the starting line, but its a huge advantage to be sailing full speed when the actual starting signal happens(could be a horn, a shotgun, a whistle, etc, corresponding with a "starting flag"). So, there's a guy with a stopwatch, a guy watching the starting line, a guy raising a flag, and a guy making a sound signal on the "starting boat". (should have used "person" for All).

                        If the bow of your bote crosses the starting line even 1/10 of a second before the starting signal, then you need to restart and follow behind all the other proper starting boats. The "starting boat" needs to let the early starters known with a flag and sound signal (and nowadays its announced on a VHF channel). This fellow had an almost perfect start going, full speed, ahead of the the nearby boats, but, he was about 1 second too early and his bow crossed the starting line before the signal. The race committee/starting boat lets the fleet know that somebody was early by making 2 sound signals and raising a white flag with a blue cross.

                        This guy was a fraction early, but normally the starting boat does not point the horn/whistle/?ShOTGUN down the line. (which usually has two blanks loaded.). Guy holding the shotgun had less than a lot of experience....

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                        • #13
                          Straight shot to the eardrum. That's gotta hurt.

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