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Sailing with excess brain power
I was sailing earlier this week with 2 MD's, an engineer and a PhD, all relatives. The MD's had a hard time understanding the engineer explain how the sail and keel interact, I tried to simplify what the engineer was explaining, and the PhD an experienced sailor just found it all very amusing.
We had a very good sail but back at the dock the MD's still could not understand how we can sail into the wind, even when the engineer pointed out the wings on aircraft flying over us.
Previously my 3 year old nephew was at the tiller (I was also lightly holding it), He understood the concept and explained it very clearly to his mother later that day.
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA