Freedom isn't free
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bedford, VA
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Re: Filming yachts with a drone
I had no iron in the drone debate until last weekend. My $0.02...
First the video is awesome! Nice work.
Second, I had a drone buzz my boat last weekend while I was cranked over heeling taking a decent puff, and riding it out. Boat HAD to look pretty awesome. While I regained some flat, I looked up, and buzzing probably 50 feet or so above my mast was a drone. Of course I couldn't hear it (my own wake was louder). At first I was pretty creaped out... then I thought about it, and said, geesh I wonder if I can get a gander at that VID! So I waved at the drone, and off it went.
I think I'm of the opinion that we have NO reasonable expectation of privacy in a public spot, and we have even less than we had before. But I anticipate some great videos of my boat in the near future!
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA