Broaching a J/24

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We were out sailing with Charlie on his J/24 this Febuary on Lake Travis. It was kinda windy and we were flying the spinnaker downwind. I went down below for some reason, and noticed the water rushing by through the companionway so thought I'd take a short movie. I leaned back against the starboard hull and started the movie, soon I was standing on my head as we laid the boat over on her starboard side. You'll see Winston stand on the starboard side of the companionway to stay on board. You need the Flash plugin to see the video, which should start playing by itself after it has buffered 20 seconds of the video.

This video was taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2. A $200 camera designed mainly for still photography, it will take a 30 minute video with sound if you have the 1 Gig memory card. The built in microphone is not extremely good, but it does work.

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