Sunday, December 28, 2014
How to sail a foiler Moth in 5 easy steps
Right. After viewing Nate's videos I've drawn a couple conclusions. First, rigging a foiler makes rigging my Europe dinghy (with all those pesky through-the-mast-bearing-ring internal control lines) seem like a walk in the park. Second, even with stop action photography, getting going and then remaining foil-borne looks like the equivalent to mastering how to ride a "penny-farthing" bicycle. I suppose the crashes into (hopefully) warm water are, assuming you miss all the potentially hurtful goobers on the boat, more forgiving than crashing onto granite cobblestones while attempting to descend a steep hill on a high wheeler. But don't take my word for it. Judge for yourself. I think I'll stick with something safe like mastering an Axel jump on figure skates.