What is the little houseboat? - is that the committee boat? Looks quite civilised.
Am I just not seeing it, or has this skipper elected not to rig the Cunningham? I'd want to bring the draft forward under these conditions! But, OTOH, (s)he is doing a great job at keeping the boat flat so maybe keeping the Cunningham slack is something to think about in the future.
Yes KR, I think the little hut on a raft is where the RC runs the races from. I've seen similar contraptions at other frostbiting clubs.And yes George, I see no evidence of a cunningham. Very strange. Doesn't matter offwind but must have been hard going upwind in those conditions without one. It does look as if there is a separate mast retaining line around the vang fitting. Just as well as they would lose the mast without that or a cunningham if the boat turtled.
I like the little gasps and yelps of joy when he capsizes.As a wise man once said, "The secret to health and happiness is to go for a swim in the ocean every day before breakfast."
It's an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins blood which has the exact same temperature as the seawater that exists in the oceans. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea -- whether it is to sail or to swim in it -- we are going back from whence we came.
Hmm god knows I need coaching myself but I think in addition to a discussion re cunningham I think this guy would benefit from some advice re kicker (Vang) tension both up and downwind.
20-30 mph winds seems a bit like a poetic license. Maybe the gusts were in that range, but I see hardly any white caps...Wavedancer
Oh come on Wavedancer. The person who edited the video is obviously a follower of Proper Course and has adopted the convention here of exaggerating the wind speed by at least 5-10 knots in any story, especially if capsizes are involved.
Apparently he didn't have a cunningham in the video because it broke on the way out to the race course.