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 Post subject: Couple of new videos
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:36 am 
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My wife and I went out sailing on September 8, as hurricane Ike was pounding Cuba. The winds up here in SW Florida were gusty, about 15 to maybe 25. First video is a tacking duel up to the dam just up the creek, then the next video is the run back down to the boat ramp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Wnzv8ACAk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XC3UgiPMYE


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:09 am 
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Nice clear Vids! Thanks for posting. What were the windspeeds during this? I cannot read the GPS during the vid.... what was it reading.

I guess the yellow is just as fast as the red huh.

i have yet to see a vid of the sail being adjusted during sailing. Just how much attention do you or can you give it?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:52 am 
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Winds were steady at 15 or above, with gusts up in the 25 knot range. The GPS read over 6 knots a couple of times, but never when I had the camera pointed at it. In the clips I got it was showing mid-5's. I'm constantly adjusting my sail, and my wife seldom adjusts hers. Frustratingly, she's about as fast as I am. Must be the red boat, I figure. ;)


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