Weathering a 50-knot gale

Here's what it's like to take get bashed around on the hook off False Bay, South Africa. "Community Spotlight" for our July, 23, 2009, CW Reckonings


50 knots of wind slams False Bay, South Africa

Have you ever wondered what weathering a 50-knot gale would feel like? Well, CW member Spanishstroll filmed what it's like to ride out 50 knots of breeze on the hook in False Bay, South Africa. The gale-force wind hammered for three days and maybe the cruelest turn of all was that it all took place within sight of the marina. They had to wait until the wind subsided (to like 30 knots), before they could finally get off the boat.

See the video here.

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