The Beauty of Sail (sailingshots.tumblr.com)
retrocgads:USA 1986 Those were the days.
travelless: Racing Yacht Nice sails
Star class SA championships
primaivy: Welcome to Ivy’s league. JFK at the helm of a lovely gaff rigged daysailer
Light air running at the Etchells worlds
Etchells punching through chop
Threading the needle
yachtzie: Yachtgasm Old and new mixing it up!
It’s a bit frothy out there
one of these is not like the others…Must be PHRF
This will remind me of summer for the next 7 months
lazyjacks:Reliance and Shamrock III nearing finish, 25 August 1903Detroit Publishing Company photograph collectionLibrary of Congress Prints and Photographs Division LC-D4-21775 Great photo!
I guess port tack is favored on this start
I can attest that these boats are no fun in light air. It’s a balancing act with the boom from the leeward seat to maintain the proper heel.
MC Scow action
The A Scows are at it again.
In a blow, the Star can be a handful
lazyjacks: Yachts at MarbleheadLeslie Jones, 1937Boston Public Library Print Department, Leslie Jones CollectionAccession # 08_06_013134 Racing’s infancy
Photo from the Star class worlds.
Modern J, old timey picture
Who knew J Boats could fly?
And then, the leeward gate
It’s tough to find clear air on a start like this.
Melges 24 starts are tight
The days of yore
5177 has had better days.
Looks like it’s going to be a long race.
That’s some busy starting line action.
thefullerview: Bristol RI by david fuller
Racin is rubbin
Stars are a balancing act.
8 Meter powers upwind
That bow knuckle
Fine tuned Etchells
How NOT to finish a race.
E’s on the line
sailingshots: spiritofsailing: 12mR “Sphinx” Sphinx looking racy
sailingshots:Velsheda @J class worlds
sailingshots:I need this view in my life.