Hold Your Breath and Watch as This Skipper Thriftily Threads His Sailboat Between The Rocks in Kragerø, Norway

by Owen James Burke

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Whether it’s by canvas or iron, helmsmanship couldn’t be any more graceful. Screenshot: ‘s Vimeo clip (below).

How the sultan of the sail ever worked up the deftness and courage to put his beautiful little dinghy through such a skinny spoonful of water is beyond me.

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There’s nothing forgiving about granite. Screenshot: ‘s Vimeo clip.

Something tells me that he was using a shortened rudder, and his daggerboard or centerboard must have been up. Had the wind gods exalted even the slightest bit more breath, I can’t imagine things ending well for that little ligneous craft. -OJB

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