Wind 6 m/s (force 4) and up to 11 m/s (force 6) in the gusts.
Practicing hard wind gybes with and without gennaker.
Clip 1: Starting 10 km from central city doing about 10 knots.
Clip 2: One of the 4 capsizes, retracting gennaker before raising boat.
Clip 3: Turning upwind and tacking home.
People often workout at the gym. So do I, sort of. My gym covers 70% of the Earth, it’s called the sea. During today’s “workout” the wind was between 6 and 12 m/s (between force 4 and 6).
During the filmed sequence, the logged speed was 10 knots. If I had turned higher upwind, the speed would have been higher.
At home bored behind computer. Don’t want to go jogging. Sailing is more fun and the boat club is nearby. Weather forcast promising good wind. So – Go go go!
Just a brief exercise, practising gennaker gybes and roll tacks, inspired by the excellent RS 100 Training DVD. Max speed 9 knots.
Cooler weather, 17 degrees C and I wear a dry suit. Just a short sail testing the Runkeeper geotagger.
When hard wind hits the rigging of moored sailboats in a sailing club, you hear a high-pitch whining as a multitude of steel wires vibrate. I love this sound, it’s like music and a promise of action. And today was windy.
Only spent an hour on the water. Top wind force in the gusts maybe 10-12 m/s (force 6). One capsize during a gennaker gybe. When the hardest gust hit me, I had only the main sail up, but still reached 12.5 knots according to the new geotrackers being tested. Sorry no video.
The rain ended. Weather forecast promised hard winds in the gusts. Out for a quickie. There was only one other sail in sight, a Laser. I went closer and we kept company for a while. Impossible to tell which boat was the faster, but much more fun that sailing alone.
I practiced sail trim, hiking and gennaker gybes. Very warm weather and minimal clothing. More fun than spending an hour at a gym.
No track data, since the Everytrail server seems down. Everytrail seems dead. After four years of using Everytrail on iOS and Android, I look for an alterantive geotracker. Testing Map My Tracks and Map My Ride. Any suggestions?
Invited by friends in Uppsala, spent the weekend on a larger sailboat and nice weather on protected waters. My daughter Veronika, 6 years, practiced holding the tiller.