SailNet Community - View Single Post - hello from sydney
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 01-13-2006
Senior Member
Sasha_V's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
hello from sydney

Glad you had fun.
You actually sat on the boom DOWN WIND, simply put, your butt was a preventer. It kept the boom from jibing, I am guessing they had a spinnaker up at the time or had poled out the headsail to the opposite side of the mast as the main sail.
The boom was unlikely to snap as the sail was supporting the whole thing like a hammock.

Enjoy the top 5 placing, they make the lesson in humility of coming stone motherless last all the more poignant. That one will happen too, sometimes.


Sasha_V is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome