Had to share this small victory. Full of bravado after our domination of the other boats in B fleet during the Spring Sunday Regatta, the crew decided to try backing the Santana 525 into the slip under sail power alone. As I have noted in another thread about docking under sail, many of the boats in our little lake club don't have motors and sail out of, and into their slips. Since our breakwater is homemade and marginally effective at keeping the occasional north and east storms at bay on our lake, the crews usually manually turn the boats facing bow out after docking bow in, to better handle any possible waves during storms. We thought we would save ourselves some time Sunday. Here's the
Situation: Santana 525, big fat fairway, 5-10 knot winds from the N/NE pushing us 45 degrees toward the slip. I was the one mostly watching from the companionway and jumping off to help finish the docking (and giving a round of applause for the skipper).
*edit: fixed vid link