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Lin and Larry completed their against-the-wind rounding of the Great Southern Capes on board their engineless 29-foot Taleisin earlier this year, weathering nine days of storm-force winds to reach Puerto Montt in Chile. There they interviewed several high-latitude voyagers, prepared the narrative, and shot further detailed footage to complete the Storm Tactics video, a project they conceived almost ten years ago. When Lin and Larry began editing the final program in New Zealand, their work caught the eye of television director and editor Chris Gurr, who added his artistic talent to the project. Working with team New Zealand, Grant Dalton and the late Sir Peter Blake, Chris has created several award-winning sailing programs that have aired in eleven countries. Additional footage for this 90-minute program has been provided by Australia's WinzTV. Their dramatic images include aerial and off-the-boat views of small boats sailing in 70-know winds (Force 12) in the Bass Straits, north of Tasmania. "It is important to encourage sailors to take a 'can-do' attitude when they encounter storm-force winds," says cameraman Peter Harmsen, who was in the helicopter during the infamous 1998 Sydney-Hobart Race. "These pictures do just that." Besides actual storm tactics, the program includes information on securing gear, checking rigging, and gaining confidence before setting sail. The para-anchor setup is shown in detail for Taleisin as well as for modern boats, such as Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger's water-ballasted 47-footer, Hawk.
(about 90 minutes)
This video was added to our catalog on January 01, 2000 in Boating::Sailing.
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Storm Tactics is a EXCELLENT, is an dialogue with 2 experts in the sailboat cabin. Very friendly and educational.
Excellent, is a conversation in the sailboat cabin with the 2 experts. My experience is a educative and friendly. Thank.