Hold Your Breath and Watch as This Skipper Thriftily Threads His Sailboat Between The Rocks in Kragerø, Norway
by Owen James Burke
Whether it’s by canvas or iron, helmsmanship couldn’t be any more graceful. Screenshot: Trond Sejersted Bødtker‘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.
There’s nothing forgiving about granite. Screenshot: Trond Sejersted Bødtker‘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