The Australian Sharpie is a highly competitive yet social class with a long history of attracting and developing champion sailors

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Yellow Boat returns.....

It's a journey learning to sail a sharpie....and you never stop learning.

Teens Jamie Bell and Loche Hopper both have what it takes to make it in long boats, but they've got a few skills to master yet. They're not the first....

Sunday's healthy sea breeze off Mounts tested them to the max. Doing ok to the top mark, about to burn off Mainiacts and chase down Kim Taylor, but then crashed and burned, damaging main in process.

Strong breezes, it's all about the boat handling guys, but top, top effort. See you out there soon!!
See Cut the Mustard's (AKA the YELLOW BOAT) race here:


The YELLOW BOAT returns for another inspirational "how to sail an Australian Sharpie" video. The following action occurred almost entirely during the first upwind leg. Sheet hand Loche was quite concerned about drowning, whilst Forward hand James felt differently and was concerned about how much flying time he was racking up for a possible career in aviation
Please watch closely, as this video contains many deliberate mistakes (including missing the start by a good 15 seconds...and also how to properly stow your spinnaker pole when not in use.)

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