Sunday, January 30, 2011

An eventful day’s sailing

I went sailing on Grahamstown Lake near Newcastle yesterday. Conditions were challenging because the wind was was 0-15 knots, gusty and swinging through 120 degrees.
The inevitable happened. I had won the start of the race and while leading the fleet to the first mark, I was hit by a vicious gust just as I gybed at the mark. Splosh! I didn’t even get wet as I clambered over the gunwale as I went over, and was on the centreboard in a flash.
Then check out what I had scooped up!
The videos, in order are a cockpit view of sailing the GIS, “Splosh”, and what the Goat caught!
Cockpit view of sailing my GIS.
Too bad they weren’t any bigger!

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