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Guys,

specially Brak, thank you for noting the mistake.

I noted your comment and edited the video. The images and right/left wording is now corrected. I loaded a new video. Please see it now, ok?

Sorry about that, it was late and I was tired. Also I am not a pro at this, and do this for fun...and to show stuff to people interested.

Also, I took Xort's advice and included more time to allow people to read the captations. After all he's the pro.

I hope this new version is better. I will get better at it as I go along.

Thanks all for the kind words. I was very nervous about this, and didn't want to do it initially. The critics...you know....

I also included some mentions to the center of effort, thanks Pegasus, but I had intentionally left "complicated" explanantions to be able to reach people with less knowledge.

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Thank you Alex,
it is very much appreciated.
Always knew it could be done but hope I never have to experince it.
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Well done!

I didn't notice the problem with the reversed text (it may have been corrected by the time I viewed the video), but I was primarily listening to your verbal explanations which were clear and concise.
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That is a nicely done production Alex and an inspiration for trying that maneuver on my boat.

Now, if you can put together a video showing how to convince a wife that when a sailboat heels, it is both safe and fun, that would be of great value to me.
Thank you Alex, that's a great video! I agree with TB, I also need a video for next season that illustrates it is ok for the boat to heel! My saying "it's ok, see, we're ok" does not do it.

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Alex,
Many thanks, another great post from the master.
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Alex, that was very good. Maybe you can do a series of instructional videos!
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Very cool, I think I will try that tomorrow
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I didn't see this sticky...

Alex, as you know I do graphic design and copy-editing for a living. If you send me the text of your captions, I will correct any spelling and grammar errors in English. I also did film and television production for a number of years, and the camerawork is pretty good for the YouTube level of instruction. The main idea is to keep the camera focused on whatever you are describing, and not to be too "busy". People who are trying to understand the concept need time to see "action and reaction". For that reason, I would have driven the boat closer to land, so that the course change was more apparent, but it's easy enough to see if you look at the land between the shrouds. Of course, your boat moves quickly enough that you don't have to wait for things to happen!

It is possible that showing a "split-screen" (top and bottom), with the action below and the reaction (the veering to windward) might look *very* cool, but I don't know if you have the software to manipulate this easily.

The narration is fine. You don't have a typical Portuguese accent in English because you've spent too many years drinking beer in North America. You are easily understood, especially if you've been speaking English all day already.

The writing was excellent...very clear and very easy to follow. I showed it to my wife just to confirm I wasn't being prejudiced!

We agreed that a series of these sorts of videos...none longer than three minutes...would be great to show to new sailors of all ages.

Well done.
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Valiente,

Good suggestions. I have no video production experience, but I was thinking it would be nice to have a second camera always directed forward (maybe hanging off the backstay like a gimballed radar unit, but lower down, perhaps with the fluxgate compass display within the field of view) to add perspective and capture the boat's turn upwind and downwind.

Okay, one other comment. I was reluctant to ask this because I have gathered that Giulietta has no great love for things French, but did anyone else feel like they were listening to Jacques Cousteau narrating one of his great productions? Even if you don't take it this way, Giulietta, that's a compliment in my book.
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