Pirates vs Navy sailing event

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Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by Curwen » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:19 pm

Hello all,

I sail out of a marina that is doing a great job of building a sailing community. They have a few events each year and are working hard to build the community.

Last year, I brought up the idea of having a marina vs marina event where one marina is the "pirates" and the other marina is the "Navy". There seems to be a lot of interest in holding an event like this, but we are currently struggling how to "score" the event in a way that biologically responsible. We haven't figured out a way to register "hits" that don't pollute our lake.

Has anyone ever participated in an event like this? If so, how were things scored?

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Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by NiceAft » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:05 pm

Does it have to be so physical :?:

Could it be an inter-marina competition, like a race, or which marina can best dress up one of their members boats to look like a pirate ship

Hurling things at one another just is not right; maybe insults :D
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Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by Starscream » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:39 pm

Laser tag guns and receivers?

hard-mount a gun or two on each side along with a receiver. A hit would require a well-timed broadside. Limit time between permitted firing?

Sounds like fun.

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Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by Inquisitor » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:17 am

I'm thinking the laser sounds good, maybe to be historically equivalent to the Marine sharp shooters shooting from the Crow's Nest. But it not being visible and being too instant and too easy to correct... doesn't bring a yell or moan from the crews for hits, misses or near misses. I'm thinking surgical tubing sling shots with water balloon cannon balls. Could even do many small balloons for Grape Shot.

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Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by Herschel » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:48 pm

Aren't there some really powerful water guns for pool water fights? :D

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Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by Curwen » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:41 pm

No need to launch projectiles at each other. I would be quite angry with somebody bouncing a water balloon off of the side of my hull. I can see that leading to fist fights.

If we can come up with a way to host this event, I will post the solution.

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Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Post by Starscream » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:55 pm

We're ready for you...two sons manning the guns, one just chilling.

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