Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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I do not own photoshop and we were all a little busy when we broached, no photo's but do have 4 sailnet members as witnesses (Alex, Fred, me, MMR).
The best part of that day was as we were coming into the port.
25+ of stink, screaming along at 11+ knts there was a freighter coming in just outside the seawall, Alex took the helm did a tack, heave to, tack and jibe in about 3 minutes and looped around astern of it as if he was on his boat with his normal 11 man race crew - mind you in 6-8 ft swell and 25+ of wind with a couple Admirals, one heel impaired catamaraner and his kid as crew
Then he pointed up and put the boat at 45 degrees of heel and close hauled thru the inlet doing 11-12 knts until we were 100 meters into the harbor, told me to take the helm and went up and dropped his seriously BFS main sail in like 20 seconds as we rounded up into the wind.
The port we went into had a regatta scheduled for that day canceled on account of too much wind. His motor didn't run except inside the harbor.
Shame there are no pictures, we were sort of busy.