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Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
While broad reaching at night off the West Coast of Vancouver Island using the moon's reflection just under the boom as a guide, I saw "funny" wave. It was a dorsal fin. I missed.
On the 2007 Van Isle 360 we had a whale within 5 feet of the boat at night on the leg between Winter Harbour and Ucluelet. I think we disturbed its sleep. We heard a large commotion and saw a lot of froth in the water.
It does break up the rhythm.
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