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A lazy evening's sail on the Big Lake.
· Date: Fri August 19, 2005 · Views: 3651 · Filesize: 32.0kb, 55.0kb · Dimensions: 400 x 601 ·
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Winnipesaukee & Florida
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Tue December 22, 2009 11:21am

Part of a sailing crew's job is to be "on the rail": here, the crew is using their collective weight to keep the boat as upright as possible. Even in the chilliest of waters, Olympic sailing crews will water-soak three or four wool sweaters—each—for the weight gain!

Something that always cracks up foreigners is the translation from American slang—when the crew are often referred to as "rail-meat".

Disagree with me--you're a poopy-head!
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