The most impressive thing about this video isn’t seeing 470 Gold Medalist driver Nathan Wilmot and longtime Olympic 49erer Dave Hughes get into a fistfight on the downwind leg of the recent PCC, nor is it the fact that the team finished a cool 4th. Nope; what impresses us is the level of skill it takes to throw a punch and go for a headlock while somehow maintaining 18 knots of boatspeed and a perfect angle of heel. No one was hurt in the filming of this video by lovely Kate Sheahan; Hughes and Nath have been best friends for decades. ”That’s just me and Nath, doing what we do,” Hughes told us.
August 23rd, 2013