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post #2491 of Old 11-10-2012
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Stories like Julie's are what BFS is all about - so it deserved to go big in the revered halls of the Featured Throwdown. I had nothing to do with that awesomeness.
Thanks, but you put it together. I sent you about all I could find with the pics and you used them all really well. Nice job!

I've never raced the Chicago-Mac but I sailed up there 8 times. In 2011, the race had its first fatalities when a storm clocking 100 knots tore through the racers. Here's a video of one boat coming into the storm. This is an enormous BFS!

This is what was left of the boat that had loss of life, Wingnuts, a Kiwi 35
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