Laser in 30 knots

Laser Sailing at Shilshole in 12-14 knots when this brief gust to 30 knots gave a great ride. Things get interesting at round 3:15 in the clip. The GPS clocked my speed at 15 knots. Wind speed recorded at 30 knots at West Point and it was every bit of that at Shilshole.

Notice the mast bending forward. During the guest you can see the very tip of the mast. After the gust when turning upwind, you can only see the Laser logo. No wonder things can get a bit squirrely downwind.

I'll be very interested to see how the Aero handles similar conditions. Fingers crossed.