SailNet Community - View Single Post - Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
View Single Post
  #9  
Old 05-31-2012
jackdale's Avatar
jackdale jackdale is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,741
Thanks: 25
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
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.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook