Nice video of the carnage on day 3 of the BMW Auckland regatta. Winds gusting over 30kts, getting top end of short course racing with monohulls fleets from 32ft to 52ft canting keelers mixing it with 25-60ft multihulls on the same windward leeward course! Some scary moments at the bottom mark.
Watch for the pink kite on the dark grey trimaran, that’s us. Kite halyard tore out of the mast head and dropped the new kite into the piss under the leeward bow, messy ending. Full size masthead bag in 30+kts on a multihull-probably a dumb idea…..
Only put the sails on for the first time heading out o the start line on the first day (all built in the week before the regatta, in the loft till midnight every night..), brand new boat that my brother built in his garage.Its a beast. – Anarchist Boo Boo.