Monday, April 23, 2012

Vanguard 15s

NWISA - Port Townsend Regatta. April 15 (I think). NWISA is the Northwest District of the Interscholastic Sailing Association (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska). In this clip, they are racing Vanguard 15s, a fast fifteen foot boat designed by Bob Ames. Lots of great race footage here - in the last minute there is a pile up as boats cluster rounding a marker buoy with a classic break out by boat 3 at the end. Enjoy!



Until next, sweet sailing.

6 comments:

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

If any one sees me roll tack like again, they will know it was inadvertent.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Although old guys can sail DDW with their booms up in the air. That's always age-appropriate!

Pandabonium said...

The only time I roll tack is when I fall down. :)

bonnie said...

The sailors jumping up to the rails to steady their boats as puffs travel through the fleet at the beginning remind me of the way people at my Irish session like to stand up during a slide by the name of Dingle Regatta! there's a section that goes deedle-dee deedle-dee deedle-dee dum, a couple of times, and on each "deedle" a few people pop up out of their chairs & then sit right down again.

I dunno, maybe you had to be there but this made me laugh!

bonnie said...

PS - Sailing Co-Chair Holly tried to teach me to roll tack when we went out for a sail in December. I tried but I was pretty halfhearted about it - seems like a trick that might be better to work on when the water's warm enough that you wouldn't mind falling in backwards!

Zen said...

Too much work!