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  • #66

    wetaz904
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      Jeb Corliss

      Tower Climbing

      Favourite Sailing Video

    • #99

      wetaz904
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        Hide the decline

      • #117

        wetaz904
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          How do you say “oh sh*t” in French?

          An inside view

        • #119
          WETA NSW
          WETA NSW
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            scary shit that i bet it surprised them how quick it went all the way then paaaaaaaast pivot and splat

          • #121

            wetaz904
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              Another (in)famous trimaran capsize.

              While interesting from a trimaran sailor’s perspective, it really has little to do with the Weta experience. The mainsheet can be released far easier on a Weta than on these monsters.

              However, on one of my first Weta sails on Lake Burley-Griffen the wind was typical inland gusty conditions. As it turned out, I had the angle of the mainsheet block set too low and I could not release it from the tramp. Of course, I only learnt this after I was hit by a big gust, and I’m sure the mast almost went horizontal with the water. All ended well with the Weta flopping down to its usual position. Super forgiving. First fix when I got back to the beach, adjust the mainsheet cleat so I could uncleat it from the tramp!

              And that seems to be the lesson from these trimaran capsizes, be able to dump the mainsheet at all times.

            • #160

              wetaz904
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                Anyone for a cruise?

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                • #116

                  wetaz904
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                    Where is that ama cap?!

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