Alert reader Justin Beals answered the call for video and came up with this one from Shilshole Bay YC’s Snowbird Race 2 last January in Seattle. It shows Justin and crew managing the Grand Soliel 40 Sadie Mae as an angry (and I’m guessing cold) squall rolled through. Racing in January? Yessiree! Please send in your videos – they don’t have to be recent, just wet. And don’t be afraid to tell more of the story that goes along with the video!
While it may be under many of our radars (yawn, another record….) it’s worth noting that François Gabart is about 2000 miles away from setting a new non-stop around the world record in the 100′ trimaran Macif. This footage is from a while ago, but shows pretty clearly what the state of the art is in record-setting boats is. Here’s Scuttlebutt’s post with much more detail.