ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo
John! That guy is about to fall off the boat!!!!
Boat racing is fun, and if you do it right, you get really, really wet.
There's a 'droop hike' technique that the poor bastage on the 46 boat is doing. The pic is 10 meters short of the weather mark. The old fat guy on the 21 boat is detached from the trapeze, cause he knows they 'rule' the pack and he's gotta scramble inboard and do the spinnaker thing in about 3 seconds.
The next one down, think it was the 33 boat (the blue cap), is getting horridly gassed, but was up (high) enough (on the layline) to slow down and follow the 21 boat around like a good little puppy.
The 46 boat is in some deep yogurt. Low on the layline, with everybody above them gassing them unmercifully. Poor fellow had to do every bit of pumping and ooching and all the body kinetiks he knew (Oh, please, God, just 3 more meters of lift. I promise I will never look at that 16 year old ever again, just 3 more meters of lift, God; oh no .. no .. one more, one more ..) Brad didn't make it. Had to spin and tuck into the layline parade in 15th.
Meanwhile, the old fat man got the kite up and the 21 boat is hauling some serious ass on the low line. The old fat man is hooked back up so if they have to go hot he can hop the trapeze and straighten them right out. Stretching, stretching, stretching on the low line as long as they can. Because them as follows "have" to go high. And Newton said 'them as goes up .. must eventually come down'. So, in that race of the 2010 Worlds, the 21 boat got a third.
< Message edited by JWE -- 6/30/2012 1:25:12 AM >