Monday, November 2, 2015
Getting close to other boats
During any given race, there are boats coming from every direction, and part of the job of everyone on board is to be watching for other boats. It is not uncommon to have a close call or more every race. With 50 to 130 boats all racing together, it is surprising there are not more boat crashes. Crashes are rare but do happen. This video was shot by a friend of mine during a race this summer. He had planned to duck behind our boat but with the wind we had that day his sails powered up faster than he thought. I saw him coming but I had the right of way so held my course as long as I could, lucky we both turned in time so we did not crash. The best I can tell, there were only a few inches between both boats.