XIBERGER

May 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The recent BVI trip has been somewhat life changing for me ... As a power boater, I have not sailed before (besides some wind surfing), and may have caught a bit of the sailing bug.  Shortly after my return from the BVI shoot, a fellow co-worker suggested that i join their crew during one of the Wednesday Night Races (WNR) in Annapolis. It was the first race of the season, lots of carnage caused by the high winds, but great fun for sure. The boat is a 38ft Cape Fear called "Xiberger".  Great crew!  We managed a 2nd place finish!

 

Great link here, has pretty much all of the videos:

http://www.annapolisyc.com/videos/wnr

 

2014 Annapolis WNR Series 1   

Series 1, Race#1   Xiberger seen at counter 9:47 & 10:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYHFYE8Y0yQ

 

Series 1, Race#2  Xiberger only seen in Entry Clip, footage appears to be from Race#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz7ju8gF3tY

 

Series 3, Race#2  Xiberger at counter 8:49

http://spinsheet.com/wnr-video-july-30-2014/

 

Series 3, Race#5  Great footage of the start, including a collision.  Xiberger footage at counter 2:14 - 2:28, and 2:41

http://spinsheet.com/ayc-wednesday-night-racing-august-20-2014/

 

 

 

Video of strategy discussion while shooting the line, prior to the start (RACE #3) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij9XS_hhH74

 

2014 Annapolis WNR

Series 1    Finish          Crew Position   Notes

RACE#1     2nd              Rail Meat            Strong Winds, two boats dis-masted, Sails shredded

RACE#2     3rd               Pitman

RACE#3     4th               Pitman               (humbling, I made way too many mistakes)

RACE#4     1st               Pitman/rail         Wow, what a race.  Jonathan was a huge factor in this result

RACE#5     2nd              Pitman/rail         Great race, good wind, one boat capsized.

 

Series 2    Finish          Crew Position   Notes

RACE#1     3rd              Pitman                

RACE#2     2nd              Pitman                Best start so far, in the lead the entire race until harbor entrance 

RACE#3     2nd              Pitman/rail           (I made mistakes on Spinnaker douse). Amazing run through the mooring field for good finish.  Nice AYC gathering

RACE#4     2nd              sat this one out   (Too much to do prior to move)

RACE#5     N/A              Race cancelled due to severe Thunderstorms

 

Series 3    Finish          Crew Position    Notes

RACE#1     2nd              Pitman                Great start, no mistakes, Monkey Dust won again 

 

 

 

 

 

So we decided to use the weekend for some race training and boat maintenance. Harald went up the mast to take down the Windspeed sensor which is giving him fits.  He took my camera up the mast with him, took this fantastic shot:

 

 

 

 

 

Nice short clip, showing a nice speed run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7R_x7eXdFc

Sailing Profanity 101:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyq90W6Ohmo

Short clip Race#5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPfDYucGeEo


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