a Sunfish sailing fail caught on my GoPro

I was looking through some of my GoPro video footage from sailing my Sunfish last summer on Lake Erie, and I put together this little clip of me flipping the boat over.  I had been sailing a while and came in close to shore so that I could adjust the way my GoPro video camera was mounted back on the end of the lower boom.

in retrospect, I’m not really sure why I didn’t go all the way into the beach to fiddle with the camera – maybe I thought the process would be simpler?  either way, it ended up a bit of a mess, and flipped the Sunfish right over when the sail caught the wind just right.  thankfully the water wasn’t deep enough for the boat to flip all the way over and “turtle”.

I hope you find some joy in my stupidity!



3 Responses to “a Sunfish sailing fail caught on my GoPro”

  1. 1 Meech June 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I think it’s great that you shared a not so awesome moment.

  2. 3 Patrick July 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Ouch… ouch… and, ouch! I had a day similar to that a couple of weeks ago. The wind was gusting to 33ish (if I remember correctly) and direction was changing instantly between 260 and 350… crazy day. I just couldn’t seem to control anything. Both the boat and I took a beating that day!

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