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  • fifacoins7085 created a new topic ' Symbolically signify the age of wushu taels' in the forum.
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    The newly unveiled golds Team World Cup UAE 2009 Formal Emblem features authentic Persia calligraphy of the language “The Emirates” contained within a dome of red and orange hues to symbolically signify the age of wushu taels combination of golds with the warmth of the Arabian sun and the nation’s celebrated heritage. The Formal Emblem will be the iconic symbol of the competitors and will dress the variety locations, appear on promotion and advertising materials in the UAE and around the world, as well as on all official competitors products.


    “We are very much looking toward the next couple of decades in the U. s. Persia Emirates,” said golds Secretary General Jér?me Valcke. “golds in the world is hugely well-known and these are fantastic periods for the UAE FA. UAE groups will take aspect in two golds World Glasses at U17 and U20 stage during 2009, whilst at club stage this has been the first year of the new Professional League."www.vgolds.com

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  • Berend
    2 weeks ago

    Hi there kayaksailors,

    I'm living in the Netherlands, great kayak country. Currently looking for a good sail for my old P&H Dawn Treader Odin. A very narrow fast and course steady seakayak. I look at two options: Flat Earth or Falcon. Can anyone tell me more about two specific comparisons, the ability to reach upwind and the wobbling mast (Flat Earth) versus a really rigid mast (Falcon)?

  • petepala1961 replied to the topic Looking for some kayak sailors in NJ area? in the forum
    2 weeks ago

    The speed issues between crafts can be negated by having the faster craft leave later, slower go first. I'd not mind doing some jersey sailing this summer.

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  • Hobie Angler created a new topic ' Hobie Angler Intro' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    Hello to Everyone here,

    I have been deeply involved for many years in kayak fishing and just a few years now kayak sailing. I have, somehow, developed a love for sailing and would like to learn more about sailing in general. I will be visiting this forum on a regular basis in hopes that I can find other people with similar interests that would like to share their own experiences and will be happy to share some of my own adventures....

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  • petepala1961 replied to the topic A local Trika sailor on Long Island in the forum
    3 weeks ago

    Been so busy, haven't had time to comment. Thanks for the catalog, and the photos as well. What a fine craft . Lamentably rare on the sea but that adds to the Trika mystique. To confuse things, there IS a "Trika" craft quite unlike Trika proper that never caught on with me. The transom even on the amas was kind of a WTF design I didn't get. Its not planing if at all to justify a wide flat transom. Always hitting this guy's craft instead of the true Trika was a bit of a bother because the original is just such a better design.

    Hey, thanks again for the catalog.


    Pete

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  • clawlor replied to the topic A local Trika sailor on Long Island in the forum
    4 weeks ago

    The Seascape tandem was part of the Wilderness Systems (WS) line up in the 90s. The Tri-ka sailing rig was featured in their 1992 catalog (see link below) on pages 7 and 8. Available as an option for the Seascape starting in 1993. Not sure how many they made and when I talked to the people at WS they didn't know anything about it. The tandem alone weights 80 lbs. With the sailing rig attached, I estimate it's up around 100 lbs. In summer, I park it on the beach next to all the Hobie Cats so it's easy to wheel to the water. The story I got from the previous owner about this boat is that it was special ordered from WS in 1994 by a company that used it as a promotional piece for the Finlandia Clean Water Challenge. The white sail has shadow letters that spell out FINLANDIA and a "Clean Water Challenge" logo.

    I've seen other Seascapes on the internet with the Balough sail rig but not with the integrated centerboard and spring-loaded sailing rudder that my boat has, maybe this sailing kayak is one-of-a-kind.

    www.wildernesssystems.com/us/sites/defau...erness%20Catalog.pdf

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  • rkdjones replied to the topic A local Trika sailor on Long Island in the forum
    4 weeks ago

    Very nice looking ama/aka arrangement. I've been trolling the internet for years looking at small outrigger sailing/paddling craft and this is the first time I've see this one. Do you think it was a one-of-a-kind? I'm curious about the overall weight.

    I recently bought a used Triak which has some nice attributes: low weight, furling main, spinnaker, well-designed vaka (narrow, high freeboard, adequate volume in the bow to keep from pearling). But amas are really too small. I'd love to join you sailing but live in Seattle.

    Robert

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  • Mlampner replied to the topic New to Kayak Sailing in the forum
    1 month ago

    Thanks Chris know very little about the Folbots but plan to give this some thought. Went to their website and said to my self what a neat concept. Years ago attempted to reskin a canoe I never got it done and ended up selling it incomplete. I am not sure I am ready to take up this type project but must admit I like the concept.

    Will give this some more thought.

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  • clawlor replied to the topic New to Kayak Sailing in the forum
    1 month ago

    I have seen some Hobie AI and TI sailing kayaks on the Boston Craigslist but they are in the thousands of $ for new and used ones. I was lucky to find the Trika while searching for parts for my Folbot sailing kayak. If you're looking for a project, I would be willing to sell you my Folbot frame and sailing rig, it just needs to be skinned. I could direct you to some websites to help you complete the project. Don't have the time to complete the Folbot since acquiring the Trika.
    Pictures of the Folbot frame and sail rig attached,
    Chris

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  • Mlampner replied to the topic New to Kayak Sailing in the forum
    1 month ago

    Hey Chris, like you I am a long time Kayaker, and owned and sailed an older Hunter 30 till this fall. I am looking to merge the activities as I live in an area with very skinny water and my 30 would have only been able to be sailed on the open ocean or lower Delaware Bay and neither loan themselves to single hand sailing. I hope I have the same luck as you in finding a sailing kayak. I am also contemplating the idea of going back to where my sailing began with a dinghy sailboat but I like the idea of something I can transport with my SUV without a trailer.

    Does anyone know a good site for buying used sailing kayaks. Ebay does not seem to be the place and the standard sail sites seem to have relatively few.

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  • clawlor replied to the topic A local Trika sailor on Long Island in the forum
    1 month ago

    She sails great, very fast, I've had her up over 10 knots. The bow tends to sit up in the water at high speeds if I don't have a passenger in the front cockpit.
    I solve this problem by adding water ballast in the front to bring the bow down when I'm sailing alone, which is most of the time. No long trips yet, just local sailing up here on Narragansett Bay, RI. Would like to get a group of kayak sailors together this summer somewhere on the East Coast, maybe Long Island Sound, CT, if anyone is interested. Copy and paste the url below into your browser to check out the video of her sailing. Enjoy!
    Chris

    vimeo.com/150342294

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  • petepala1961 replied to the topic Looking for some kayak sailors in NJ area? in the forum
    1 month ago

    Enjoy your trip.

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  • T-Roc replied to the topic Looking for some kayak sailors in NJ area? in the forum
    1 month ago

    I need to build confidence in mine as well, it is an experimental conversion of a pro angler but so far so good. I have been wanting to visit the place where the great white shark was stuck in the "salt pond" of nashon island. Although private, the area probably has magically beautiful beaches and coves. Also would be thrilling to imagine the adventure that could unfold.

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  • petepala1961 replied to the topic A local Trika sailor on Long Island in the forum
    1 month ago

    Oh there you go... what a fantastic looking craft! Looks like its ready to defend the homeland.

    Ok, can you give some comments and such on sailing it? That was the first craft to pique my interest after Chesapeake Light Craft had its first rendition of the sailing they ve now modifyed into something better.

    Gosh that takes me back... when sailing a kayak as a concept was opening up to me.

    Ever take any trips with it?

    Much thanks for posting those pics.

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  • T-Roc replied to the topic Looking for some kayak sailors in NJ area? in the forum
    1 month ago

    I would love to be part of a.multi day trip. I am from NJ and have been eyeing some of the beautiful islands off of long island.

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  • clawlor replied to the topic A local Trika sailor on Long Island in the forum
    1 month ago

    hey pete,
    don't know the guy but I do own a 1994 Wilderness Systems Seascape Tandem with the Tri-Ka sailing rig. not sure if it's the same one but it does have a large wing in the middle that supports the amas. I've attached a photo. This rig was made for the Finlandia Clean Water Challenge in the early 90s.
    Chris

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  • clawlor created a new topic ' New to Kayak Sailing' in the forum.
    1 month ago

    Been kayaking for years but just got into kayak sailing last summer. Bought a 1994 Wilderness Systems Seascape with a Tri-Ka sailing rig. Needed some work on sealing the hull but once out on the water it's a blast! It was just sitting in someone's barn and needed to be set free on the water. Have not seen another one like it and there are not many kayak sailors up here in Rhode Island. Would like to get together with some other kayak sailors on the East Coast next summer. Let me know,
    Chris

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  • petepala1961 created a new topic ' Hi' in the forum.
    2 months ago

    My name's Pete and I've been kayaking since 1998. That same kayak (CLC Westriver180) was converted to a kayak sailing proa some years back, and of the last couple years, a trimaran built off of blueprints from Chesapeake Light Craft. My craft v is all wood, fiberglass composite. I like LI Sound sailing but seriously want to get more into long open crossings.
    I've only sailed it with the one 32Sq.ft. Balogh but now it's schooner rigged for a 38sq.ft. as well so that's a total of 70sq.ft. . It sails unbelievably well with a spartan 32sq.ft. , I can imagine a full 70 would be more than I'd even want to bother with in a good wind, but on those lazy wind days I think it'll be a great thing to have. Well thats me.

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  • petepala1961 created a new topic ' A local Trika sailor on Long Island' in the forum.
    2 months ago

    Some years ago, back when you could readily find the Trika with an Altavista search (not Google), there was a guy who sailed out of Long Island with the huge doublekayak hulled Trika that had something like 65 sq. Ft. Of sail.

    For those unfamiliar with the Trika, this was in the late 90s when kayak sailing was growing out of the sea kayaking surge in popularity. This kayak had a hug but elegant single crossbeam that supported the amas, equally elegant, and for all the world, looked as though it'd sail right off the water and fly. It never made Hobie popularity but back then if you were into kayak sailing, boy you new about the Trika - not to be confused with the Triak. Another sailing kayak derivitive was The Fulmer made in canada.

    At anyrate I corresponded some years back with this guy who sailed out of Long Islands Northshore toward Lloyds Neck or there abouts. He took the thing out even in small craft advisories with steep water to the point he'd submerged an amazing so bad he worried it'd come tight off. His trademark on the water btw was this big HOT PINK sail which came with it. Surely an easy thing to spot, maybe as obnoxious as my fluorescent yellow Balogh sail.

    Then I lost contact with the guy. Never sailed with em, and never saw a telltale pink spot on the LI Sound horizon from Connecticut. It would've been great to see this craft and sail with a fellow kayak sailor.

    The kayak sailing community is fairly close knit, anyone ever see or hear from this guy?

    Thanks

    Pete

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    2 months ago

    How many of you guys,sail in the colder months? I

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  • Yakman replied to the topic Hi everyone in the forum
    2 months ago

    Falcon Sail is a great choice, but I always suggest trying to find someone that has a setup so you can maybe try it and even see how they rig the deck and setup the sail

    all installs are custom, although there are basics from the instructions that must be followed

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  • upwindkayaks replied to the topic Kayak Sailing Upwind (close haul or beating) in the forum
    3 months ago

    I use a simple cleat or rope lock to hold the main sheet in place while close hauling or bleating (I use general angles). This leaves both hands free to manipulate the oar for steering. I'll use one hand as "oar lock" and the other to twist and steer the paddle accordingly. Hope this helps!

    David

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  • Mlampner replied to the topic Kayak Sailing Upwind (close haul or beating) in the forum
    3 months ago

    I am excited about the possibilities of sailing my Kayak or perhaps buying one purposely made for sailing. I have looking at your systems and love the price and design, but my concern is the absence of a rudder on my kayak. Until a few months ago I sailed a 30 Ft Cherubini designed 77 Hunter and was spoiled by the near perfect balance the boat had. It took very little rudder and sail trim at almost any point of sail to go in a straight line. Using the paddle for a rudder upwind looks like its going to take more hands than I have, particularly if there isn't some form of oar lock.

    Any thoughts or ideas about this?

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  • Mlampner
    3 months ago

    Just joined I love paddling my Kayak, but having recently sold my 30 ft sailboat I am hoping to combine the best of both worlds. We are in the early part of relocating from the Chesapeake Bay region to the coastal bays on Delmarva and the 30 was just not practical only two harbors with deep water and in summer with traffic they could be an hour each way.

  • longwing created a new topic ' Any British Columbia kayak sailors out there?' in the forum.
    3 months ago

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    Hi
    I'm new to the forum. I wouldn't mind talking to a few kayak sailors in my area. Most of all, I'm interested in anyone out there who has installed a falcon sail to a nimbus Telkwa? Please drop me a line on the forum or privately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Thanks
    Longwing..

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    4 months ago
    Melting Whispers - 2015

    The TraveloTherapy Series continues... "Melting Whispers - 2015" is a 163 minute long video diary filmed with consumer grade equipment during our paddling journey on the East Arm of Glacier Bay, Alaska. Seduced by the powerful descriptions of John Muir and Rev. Samuel Hall Young, we tried to follow the echoes of their 1879 journey to Glacier Bay. We never seek to establish any records, conquer...

  • longwing replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    I think I'm going to pass on the deal. I thought it was a 1.0 sail, and I need to be starting with a 1.0 not a 1.3
    Sorry
    Longwing

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  • Yakman replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    That sail will out perform that Hobie sail in every wind condition

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  • longwing replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    Thanks ill checking on Friday
    Longwing

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  • robmedina replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    I sure will. It will take me a few days as I am out of town on business. I can do it on Friday.

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  • longwing replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    Send me a shipping quote and total price
    Longwing

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  • longwing replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    Send me a shipping quote and total price
    Longwing

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  • longwing replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    I live a: #16 452 Glen Pine court, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, V1V1W7
    Thanks

    Blake Dixon

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  • robmedina replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    I am not sure where you can get one for $439 as their website has the 1.3M for $545. Either way- my bottom line is $350.00. I have all the lines, the deck plate base extension under the deck however it is cut to fit my hull- The only things that will not be included would be the cleets and eyelets. Shipping to Canda would be on you. If you PM me your info I can get quote for you.

    By the way I never take offense to an offer- it's all good!

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  • longwing replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    Great. I am interested in your sail. I have a few questions though? Do you have all the parts that is the base extension under deck support as well as all the lines excluding the eyelets? And if so do you take PayPal? Also since the Canadian dollar sucks what is your bottom price? I don't want to offend you but since I can purchase one for 439 - 10% I would be willing to give you 300.00 plus shipping since I still need to purchase a 1 mtr sized sail and if I was to order that is what I would order not the larger one.
    Thanks
    Longwing

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  • robmedina replied to the topic For sale in the forum
    4 months ago

    I am in Cherry Hill NJ.

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  • longwing created a new topic ' Hi everyone' in the forum.
    4 months ago

    I am really interested in kayak sailing? I have a nice boat, a nimbus glass Telkwa. I live in western Canada. In the interior of British Columbia. I love to kayak, and I build guitars. My son and I both play my instruments. A contemporary flemanco style music. I hope to purchase a falcon sail in the near future and explore my areas lakes and boat on our western coast. I am a retired park ranger and have lots of back country experience.

    Thanks

    Blake Dixon

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