Originally Posted by casey1999
I'll say this.
I have 100% respect and admiration for all the crew sailing those AC72's. I cannot imagine sailing in 30 knots of wind with a 130 foot fixed sail to deal with. I scare myself at times sailing in 30 knots with a double reefed main and reefed jib on my mono.
May God be with them.
Casey, you are not a top professional sail racer. I did not race in sailboats but I raced in motorcycles and I was not even a professional but if a less experienced motorcycle rider (without a lot of race experience) tried to do some things I used to do he would crash with great danger to his life. If I tried to do some of the things professional top riders, sometimes in the same race, were doing it was me that would crash with great risk to my own life.
It is normal that you or me would not be able to race or even sail a Ac72 without endanger ourselves and others.