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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

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    Where is that ama cap?!

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