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North Americans mark rounding video - from drone

Wavedancer

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Great video!
Many overstanding the mark; perhaps afraid of current?
Note that the port tackers are all behaving, giving way to the ones on starboard.
 
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beldar boathead

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Great video!
Many overstanding the mark; perhaps afraid of current?
Note that the port tackers are all behaving, giving way to the ones on starboard.
That is a good point. I think your thought is more likely, butAnother possibility could be current is carrying them beyond the mark causing the overstanding.
 

L&VW

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Great video!
Many overstanding the mark; perhaps afraid of current?

Note that the port tackers are all behaving, giving way to the ones on starboard.
'Certainly helps that the other boats are 14-feet long! ;)

While my Able-class entry was angling for a start, I went below to check charts for current (seeking channels and likely tidal effects). While down there, I got a "feeling" in my gut, looked out a port, and saw a 36-footer sliding backwards after climbing halfway-up a 45-foot yawl. :eek: No sound had accompanied the "T-boning". :oops:

Five minutes later, with me at the helm at the start, we came close to giving the Committee Boat a nudge! :confused:

I'm sure Sunfish sailors have some similar tales to tell...:rolleyes:

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