Flying a Hobie 14 video on Lake LBJ, Texas, October 2006

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During my class Sunday, October 1, 2006, we were sailing between Applehead Island and Granite Shoals on Lake LBJ when Mike came by on his Hobie 14. I asked him to fly a pontoon for this video. Mike was glad to oblige, and we had plenty of wind. As you can see he flew several times, and didn't pitchpole, he's quite good! While he says he has flipped before, I've never seen it.

The first one plays with Windows Media Player, just click on the picture. You need the Flash plugin to see the second video, click the play button to start the video, depending on your browser you may have to click twice. 5.7 MB

Also see How to tack the Hobie 14

This video was taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2. A $200 camera designed mainly for still photography, it will take a 30 minute 30 frames/second video with sound if you have the 1 Gig memory card.

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New version for Windows Media Player, 6.4 MB
click to start Windows Media Player version

Flash version 5.7 MB
You may have to click the play button twice to see this one.