Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ronstan Bridge2Bridge Race - Aussie 18 "C-Tech"

Since all eyes are on San Francisco, waiting with bated breath for ...... the results of the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race, a high speed downwind burn between the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge. Usually the domain of the kiteboarders, windsurfers, and the Aussie 18's with perhaps one of the big scow-like French singlehanders, the 2013 edition is taking place as I type this.

One of my favorite skiff videos is of the Aussie 18 C-Tech navigating the course in double-quick time. This video gives a good feel for the dashing back and forth the crew does during the jibes. (You also see the 18 scooting along on the back foot or so of the hull, everything else pointed skyward.)

Update: Johnny Heineken bested 60+ entrants on a foiling kiteboard, completing the 5.3 mile course in 11 minutes (yes! 11 minutes!).
Johnny Heineken
Johnny Heineken
Johnny Heineken

C-Tech's 2012 Ronstan Bridge 2 Bridge from Joshua McCormack on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Great vid! We are having some goings on here on the bay. But, in all honesty, I'll be glad when I get my beach back.