Monday, March 26, 2012

Congrats to Farrah and Bob - Olympics Bound!

Here's something to inspire your patriotism: After a grueling, high-wind regatta in Spain, fighting against the best windsurfers in the world, Farrah Hall from Annapolis, Maryland pulled off an epic final race to guarantee the USA a berth in the 2012 Summer Olympics in England.

(Photo by Dale Thompson)

Farrah will represent the USA along with Chicagoan Bob Willis, who qualified for the men's berth earlier in the year. You can read the whole story on Farrah's website, "Off the Wind."


Morley said...

Is that sail downhauled till its floppy to the mast to the 1st batten above the boom ??! Certainly looks windy.

James Douglass said...

Hi Morley- I can't tell exactly how much the sail is downhauled, but definitely a lot more than you usually see RS:X sails downhauled. Did you also notice Farrah's in-flight adjustable downhaul system? Pretty cool.