Originally Posted by pete33458
"Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this"
Wow. I couldn't agree more. What's the point, exactly?
There's no way you can do that without banging the hull
. I see nothing to gain from doing that.
I think they just enjoy testing their skill and composure in a nimble lightweight boat with stable self tending rig.
Channels while narrow had steep dropoffs smooth rocks and they were in mostly light winds.
I used to teach students to sail to the dock
and tie up on Cal
20's.... which was a great confidence booster.
I admire this far more than some of the idiot racing
tactics that crunch so many boats.