Wednesday, 27 July 2011

just plain sailing (with a sunset for good measure)

Here's a video clip of what it looked like when we sailed into the sunset, on our way to Barkley Sound... It was the nicest part of our journey there. Winds weren't crazy anymore, yet there still was wind! (Unlike later.) As you can see, we have the mainsail double-reefed1 as we choose to sail more conservatively as night falls.

(The wind sounds ominous, but that's just part of the recording.)

Next time we come this way, we'll be heading to California!  Woo-hoo!

1  Reefing is a maneuver used to reduce the area of a sail on a sailboat. This can improve the ship's stability and reduce the risk of capsizing, broaching, or damaging sails or boat hardware in a strong wind. It also simply slows the boat down.

1 comment:

  1. Nice video! We've anchored and watched the sunset but have not yet had the privilege of sailing at sunset ... looks great!



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