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Sailing a 33 boat like a windsurfer.

The wind was light and steady a 6-7 knots. I was standing on the cabin top and decided to grab the boom like you would a a wishbone boom on a windsurfer. Worked like a charm. Just lean back a bit like you would on a sailboard.

I'm sure I looked like an idiot, but it was fun for the few minutes I did it. I used to windsurf a lot, and it felt remarkably similar in regards to reacting to small gusts or changes in wind direction.
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The wind was light and steady a 6-7 knots. I was standing on the cabin top and decided to grab the boom like you would a a wishbone boom on a windsurfer. Worked like a charm. Just lean back a bit like you would on a sailboard.

I'm sure I looked like an idiot, but it was fun for the few minutes I did it. I used to windsurf a lot, and it felt remarkably similar in regards to reacting to small gusts or changes in wind direction.
I used to windsurf a lot too. I will give it a try. Might even dig out my old harness and rig some harness lines to the boom!
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I like to see you guys do the somersault over breaking waves
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I like to see you guys do the somersault over breaking waves
Would you like a forward or backward roll? or maybe a barrel roll?
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Ummm....maybe take a "helper boat" along next time complete with high res video camera, please. Oh, and thanks.
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