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Knock Down!

We were a stake boat for one of the last races of the year.

Temps in the upper 40ís.
West winds at 18, gusting to 24 knots true.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.

At our mark, the 2nd, racers were rounding from a broad to a beam reach.

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Re: Knock Down!

Every possible type of broach demonstrated....
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Meh, didn't see a chinese....
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Re: Knock Down!

Sweet! They sandwiched the Chinese broach between several windward broaches.

I am guessing they were not using twings...you can see the head oscillating wildly before the boat starts rolling. There is photo with the spinnaker pole near the water and the boom in the air. I assume this was followed by a jibe and a (Chinese) broach....

It has been a while since I participated in racing on the Chesapeake Bay, but I remember participating in only 1 race with a reaching leg, other than the distance races, all the others were windward-leeward courses.

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Re: Knock Down!

What I found amazing was that this boat (J-35) went on to cross the line first in their class, correcting to second, and they took a third overall.

What makes a finish like that even more unlikely is that they didn’t put out a jib until they were half way down the third leg. I don’t know if it was an effort to help keep the boat flat and purge any water that came on, or if it just took that long to get their collective poop back in a group.

The video shows how much of a lead they had on their nearest competitor, after only 2.5 miles.
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24 kts multiple broaches and a chinese. No headsail up, and sailing what looks like well past the mark (you guys onboard). Not very fast, but I'm sure they had fun.
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Re: Knock Down!

And...
Here is the view from the boat doing the floundering

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Re: Knock Down!

Oh man - that's classic. Always get nervous when the helmsman pulls the "look ma, no hands!" under spinnaker.

Great vid tweegs!!! That was one nasty gybe at 1:04.
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Re: Knock Down!

That boom coming across at 3:11 almost gave new meaning to the term “Deck sweeper”.

1:04 was the knockdown, that boom could have clobbered someone good there, too.
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