Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2012

Sharing your capsize photos - part 2

by Alan Jenkins, Nicola Willars, Will Loy & Scott McD 27 Apr 19:18 BST
Wilson Trophy at West Kirby in 2013 © ACM Jenkins

In a series of articles celebrating the grins that epic splashdowns bring on (well, later) we start with a team racing event - just like last week - this time, snapped by Alan Jenkins.

This was the Wilson Trophy 2013, on the Saturday, before everyone changed down to smaller sails. I captured several images of this manoeuvre, but the best one shows the wonderfully horizontal and straight body position of the helmsman!

Continuing that theme, here we have another sailor demonstrating good core strength, sent in by Nicola Willars.

Here is a picture of our daughter capsizing her Topper at Notts County Sailing Club during one of their Youth Squad training days. Yes, she was trying extremely hard to stay dry!

It looks like the young lady is unsure how to reverse the position of her feet/hands without falling off.

Below we have an entry from Bob Ross, who has mastered the art of pressing the shutter at just the right moment.

I took this picture during the 2009 Laser Masters World Championship in Sydney. Right place, right time.

Next up is a perfectly ordinary capsize photograph with nothing amusing... oh wait, what is that yellow thing he's holding?

It's sunny and it's Salcombe, what's not to like? Helm Joe Tosh from Upper Thames SC is still able to find time to smile for the camera as his crew fights for his life.

Looks like he is about to position the anti capsize centreboard aid.... a bit too late.

Thanks to Will Loy for submitting this one.

We end with our first video submission. Thank you to Scott McDonald. We particularly enjoy the way the rudder had to be rescued in this one!

Another windy day on Port Phillip Bay and a few of us decided to take a Taipan 5.7 catamaran out and had some issues...

Related Articles

Gregory's Ghost
David Henshall's search for a rare 1960s dinghy has a happy ending Hailing from the early 1960's, the Ghost was a stretched out development of designer Greg Gregory's race winning Cherubs that carried more than a touch of the southern hemisphere in the rig. Posted on 3 Jun
The Great Escape
Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Well, a collection of New South Wales clubs has very much kept the spirit of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell alive. Posted on 31 May
Victor Diaz-de-Leon on the Happy Hour podcast
Stretch & Stirfry talk sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing It's sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing as we join J70 guru Victor Diaz-de-Leon aboard in Miami. Stretch gets tongue tied with the Venezuelan 'love pipe', and the internet lets us down... Posted on 31 May
Yes I, am the Great Contender
David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field One boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look. Posted on 28 May
Savouring being back out on the water
But missing the karate sailing It seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing! Posted on 25 May
In conversation with Grapefruit's Andy Yeomans
From large-scale events to social distance signage for your club or business The Covid-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of all large events, wiping out the core of Grapefruit's business, but Andy soon had the team at work producing the social distancing signage and equipment. Posted on 20 May
X2. Times three...
This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr. Since its inception we have been excited about the project, if for no other reason than it stood up to be counted as a true racing boat. Posted on 17 May
Terry Hutchinson guests on the Happy Hour podcast
Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic In this episode we hear from Terry Hutchinson, Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic. We hear about hours of grinding, preparing for New Zealand amidst COVID-19, and Terry even tells the boys "to grow a pair"... Posted on 16 May
The Red Mist falls in THE splASHES
Brits and Aussies clash in virtual Portsmouth & Sydney Harbour There's nothing quite like the rivalry between the British and Australians in sport, exemplified in cricket, rugby and sailing; so with eSailing taking such a hold in the past couple of months during lockdown, it was time for the inaugural splASHES. Posted on 14 May
The great grass-roots revival?
We are all united by our passion for being on the water We've all been missing our sailing during lockdown, but the months we've been off the water have given us time to reflect on what it is about sailing that we really miss most. Posted on 10 May