This past Wednesday (5 Aug.) I returned Sage 17 AIR BORN to Lake Dillon and had a pleasant sail with Stan, a person interested in the boat.
Yesterday, Thursday 6 Aug., I again was at Lake Dillon to go for a sail with another person, Nora, also interested in the Sage 17. I arrived early for our meeting to enjoy my lunch on the boat … but –
The wind was really blowing on the lake, in the low 20 kts (+/- 24 mph) and gust in the low 30 kts (+/- 39 mph). This means that all halyards not secured were slapping and banging.
Not securing your halyards away from the mast is poor form and not polite. It, as you can hear in the video above, is annoying to others at the dock (especially if one is trying to sleep on their boat) and does cause unnecessary wear on the halyard slapping against the mast and in the block at the masthead.
The sailing was very nice both days and especially sporting on Thursday.
AIR BORN will remain on Lake Dillon through the third week of September and is available for sailing for those interested in the Sage 17. Give me a call, 800-621-1065, or email, email@example.com, to arrange a date and time.