As we all know, Quarter Tonners are twitchy little boats and when the breeze is up they have a tendency to do a little bit of involuntary lying down. Obviously experience and skill counts for a lot when it comes to keeping her the boats on their feet, but even the best of them get caught out from time to time.
Today the wind was in the mid to upper teens so most people managed to keep the metal above the plastic. But we couldn’t help but grab a photo when the legend that is Quarter Ton Class Chairman Peter Morton and his hugely experienced crew did an unexpected pirouette during today’s second race (we don’t yet have full details of why they spun out but will try to bring these to you later!).
So those of you who are still getting the hang of sailing a quarter tonner take heart – even the legends spin out sometimes!