Resolution is not large enough for enlarging the pics here but perhaps they provide enough so that you can get an idea of the way the Baggy Wrinkles looks underway. Winds were relatively light at about 10 to 15 knots at the maximum during this particular race in fact.
This port-reach above is right off the starting line. A few others decided to venture this direction as opposed to the others running on a starboard reach. Whatever! We're not racers but we had fun in this race despite not being equipped as a racing dory.
I look for artistic views of the Dory rather than action shots. The following were a bit more artistic:
|The genoa shows its "speed wrinkles' on a port-tack.|
|The Cape Dory Typhoon doesn't often heal that much but if the wind were to pick up she would heal over and run!|
|Hull 652 gave us some fits during this race but we still came across the finish in great position!|
Sailing competitively in a Cape Dory is almost an oxymoron (a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory-Wikipedia in case you're wondering...) for a Typhoon. Just sailing the Typhoon is a delight not work of any sort. Plus, it's like sailing an historic relic in that its age, design, and rigging is such that it meets the demands of the boat but does not attempt to breach into modern equipment. Some do that, but even the lack of a traveler isn't a big deal to us. The vessel isn't able to point as high as she would with a traveler, but who's in a hurry?