|Dec 16, 2014, 01:31 AM|
Sky Valley RC sailing pond
I spent 12 days down in Palm Springs and met up with the local Soling sailors there.
They graciously lent me a spare boat so I could partake in the race course they have setup there.
Here are some "boom cam" videos taken with my #808-16 keychain camera mounted inside a pill bottle to keep it waterproofed.
-The boat had a lot of weatherhelm in the windy sections and was hard to keep down - hence you will see a lot of rounding up. Some exponential on the rudder would have been nice to make the corrections a litttle smoother.
-Heading towards the mark on a beam reach the boat would not gybe. I had to tack to make it around the mark going for port to starboard/downwind tack
-My depth perception is off and you will see me missing the mark several times.
It would have been best to follow the boat around the pond for more accurate roundings.
Race starts around the 3 minute mark:
Problems with weatherhelm in the upwind section:
Sailing twice around the course in a figure 8
Finally crossed the finish line after 2 rounds of the course.
Overall I had a real blast - these Solings sail much differently than my Nirvana.
|Dec 17, 2014, 01:11 AM|
Some short vids from the shore of this great sailing pond.
End of a race:
Start of another race - the slime green boat is off like a shot - again!
Soling 50 - Joker2 hard aground and a shot of the gang "hard at work" sailing their boats, & that green boat sure is a real 'flyer'.
|Dec 17, 2014, 01:21 AM|
Some still pics
This pond has it all - perfect venue for a little Soling competition.
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