Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:09 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Warding off Scurvey
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:29 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:47 pm
Posts: 583
Location: San Diego
I just read an account of a single handed offshore race on Sailinganarchy.com. Great story, but the part I enjoyed the most was the author's account of having a gin and tonic with lime to ward off scurvy, or a dry martini with two olives to ward off scurvy. Now I know why there are so many racers drinking gin and tonic, margaritas, tequila sunrise... ...they are just trying their best to "ward off Scurvy". :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Warding off Scurvey
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:03 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:55 am
Posts: 356
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Its not the alchahol that wards off scurvy its vitiman C rich fruits and veggies.
Wikipedia wrote:
Scurvy can be prevented by a diet that includes certain citrus fruits such as oranges or lemons. Other sources rich in vitamin C are fruits such as blackcurrants, guava, kiwifruit, papaya, tomatoes, bell peppers, and strawberries. It can also be found in some vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, spinach and paprika. Some fruits and vegetables not high in vitamin C may be pickled in lemon juice, which is high in vitamin C. Many animal products, including liver and oysters, contain vitamin C. Though redundant in the presence of a balanced diet,[30] various nutritional supplements are available that provide ascorbic acid well in excess of that required to prevent scurvy, and even some candies and most soft drinks contain vitamin C as a preservative.


So make sure you have a lime in your gin n' tonic

_________________
1992 Hobie Cat 18 #16943
Hobie Fleet 198, Rapid City, SD


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Warding off Scurvey
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:15 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:46 pm
Posts: 1468
Location: Santa Cruz
Hence "Limey"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limey

_________________
Sail Revolution
Join us on our new FB Page!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Warding off Scurvey
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:16 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:47 pm
Posts: 583
Location: San Diego
I knew all the vitamin C stuff, I just didn't know that J cared so much about the health of his fellow sailors. His "parties" at Lake Havasu were just his way of looking out for the rest of us.

If you haven't read the article, it's really funny.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Warding off Scurvey
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:19 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:46 pm
Posts: 1468
Location: Santa Cruz
Hammond wrote:
I knew all the vitamin C stuff, I just didn't know that J cared so much about the health of his fellow sailors. His "parties" at Lake Havasu were just his way of looking out for the rest of us.

If you haven't read the article, it's really funny.


Absolutely! I love my fellow Hobie enthusiasts!

_________________
Sail Revolution
Join us on our new FB Page!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Warding off Scurvey
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:22 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:45 pm
Posts: 1664
Location: Northfield Minnesota
I'm pretty sure the solo circumnavigation stuff is pretty lonely, and in the days prior to monster trimarans making 20+kts, a bit boring. I can't think of his name, he was one of the first to do it non-stop, a Brit, and I believe he was Knighted for it. Anyway, I seem to remember he carried more than a ton of booze with.

I'm sure your schedule is pretty open when you're covering <200 miles a day. Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group