Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009 Vogalonga Video - Windy

Video by Elisa Mohr



The wind was a little more noticeable in this clip.
While rowing straight into the wind was a hassle for many participants, I've heard from a lot of rowers who said the real wind-related problems occurred when they needed to turn a corner and encountered crosswinds which would force them into obstacles or run them aground in the shallows.

4 comments:

grigory-never-get-there said...

Your daughter cracks me up! Just chillin' and drawing through the chaos. lol

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

In the beginning of this video there is a boat flying a huge flag in front of the Mestrina. Is that a japanese boat?

Their red-white radial flag resembles the Imperial Japanese Navy insignia with sun and sunrays on white background.

I mean this

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

> I've heard from a lot of rowers who said the real wind-related problems occurred when they needed to turn a corner and encountered crosswinds which would force them into obstacles or run them aground in the shallows. <

It must have been! There is a 5 minute video on Youtube, where a large dragonboat having completed 9/10th of the journey in 3 hours, finally turns into the wind and capsizes literally a hundred steps from the windshielded safety of venetian canals.

How much more unlucky can you get?

See here

Sean said...

Greg - funny.