Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Secret J/Boat Speed Sailing Trick

This image that showed up in Sailing Anarchy (Simon, seems to show some sort of secret J/Boat sailing technique. Maybe some of the J/24 sailors we know can explain this trick -- it seems to have something to do with expanding the wetted surface and working waterline of a J/boat. Or does maybe it have something to do with modifying rudder response or fixing problems with a J/24 center of effort versus center of lateral resistance?


At 8:37 PM, November 17, 2010, Blogger Baydog said...

In New Jersey it's called bumper skiing, but it's usually with a car on a snowy night.

At 10:32 PM, November 17, 2010, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Here's the real link, showing that this sailor was in the water for some time, seemingly at the indifference of skipper and crew. Cold enough for most of them to wear windbreakers. Go figure! Those Aussies.......

At 11:17 PM, November 23, 2010, Blogger South Pacific said...

Just saw that picture. However don't have any idea about J/Boat sailing technique but here by seeing above comments I am getting the meaning.

Keep sharing such good stuff..

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