Friday, April 11, 2008

Two very interesting videos posted recently.

First is Rohan's footage of himself sailing downwind in breeze at Garda. Really nice clips. Good to know that really good sailors look really ugly going downhill in that crap too, except his gybes, which are fantastic. If you've tried it, your heart starts to beat faster just watching. And it isn't the music:

Second is JPZ posting two vids with spectacular real-time footage of a Prowler rudder ventilating under pretty ordinary circumstances. It appears the section is pretty much always ventilating a little bit, and when the lifting foil is close enough to the surface this propagates and stalls both foils. In the second video the tip clearly hits the surface though. First time I have seen so many examples on one clip. Rock on JPZ! (Who IS this guy anyway?)

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