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Classic30 04-18-2011 04:36 AM

Extreme Sailing Series : Qingdao
 
PCP and others, I assume you've seen these pics? High-speed collisions and capsizes looks like an interesting way to race! There are apparently videos somewhere also:

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/...on-Day-3/82506

http://www.sail-world.com/photos_2011/Alt_47912.JPG

Enjoy. :)

PCP 04-18-2011 05:57 AM

Here is the video:

YouTube - DAY 3: EXTREME! A major collision, 4 capsizes, 1 broken mast.

This guys are really crazy... but what a show off:D

and some more:

The Extreme Sailing Series - Capsize Montage on Vimeo

Regards

Paulo

johnnyandjebus 04-18-2011 07:57 PM

PCP

Thanks for posting that.

I have to confess I have mixed feelings when watching these types of videos. Part of me says cool boats, cool sailing. Another parts feels a little bit of disgust. It is like they are treating their boats like disposable objects to be sent to the re-cycling depot once the races/entertainment is over.

Don't get me wrong, give me the keys to anyone of these boats on a windy day and I couldn't be happier, until I crash it...

John

Classic30 04-18-2011 08:50 PM

I don't see it being all that different to Formula 1 really - lots of money, lots of speed and lots of spectacle..

...and just like F1, the spectators come to see the crashes! :D


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