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    Default More Excitement Than You Like

    A little more excitement than you might like when entering the harbor when it's nasty out.

    [Nice to see everybody wearing harnesses and clipped in, too]

    https://youtu.be/YcHounV5MOs

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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    There seemed to be a nice breeze and a good crew, I wonder why they weren’t carrying any sail?
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    The relieved laughter at the end as they slowly unclenched.... know that feeling well.

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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    "Failed"?
    Agree, it looked like a small jib would have improved the situation

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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve McMahon View Post
    There seemed to be a nice breeze and a good crew, I wonder why they weren’t carrying any sail?
    Because this is what the entrance to the [yacht] harbour in Łeba, Poland looks like? And they had to shoot it in pretty brisk conditions? Especially with that stiff northerly coming off the Baltic, that channel might be a bit tight for luffing up to drop sail.

    Leba-harbour.jpg
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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve McMahon View Post
    There seemed to be a nice breeze and a good crew, I wonder why they weren’t carrying any sail?
    Looks like the wind was aft...could you imagine controlling a gybe in that space?

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    They have a furling headsail for christ's sake! Trusting an engine in those conditions is stupid. Sail the damn thing!!!
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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    They wouldn't have rolled so bad or gotten swamped if they had a bit of sail up. Run down the channel until the calmer water and luff up at the wider entrances to those little marinas.

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    Default Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    i'd rather ride aboard the boat with the poles than this australian idiot

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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