Wednesday, January 9, 2013

J/37 Future Primitive Sailing Video

J/37 sailing in Southern Straits Race off Vancouver, BC (Vancouver, BC, Canada)- The J/37 FUTURE PRIMITIVE (has nothing to do with infamous "Sasquatch") sails in the spectacular cool waters off Vancouver and not far from the famously primitive Olympic Peninsula.  Reports her proud owner, Ron MacKenzie from Royal Vancouver YC, "we were 2nd Division 1 in the Royal Vancouver YC Hot Rum Series Race last Saturday. We sailed under #3 jib and full main. Took us three hours around English Bay!  For kicks & grins, take a look at our clip of the 2010 Southern Straits Race we did on FUTURE PRIMITIVE (our local distance race of about 125nm). This year was the only time in it's 42 years that it's been abandoned (one boat sank and about 12 people went swimming in the water from various boats!). The official wind reading was 80+ knots. We've done a couple of Vic-Mauis, an LA-PV, and 2006 Sydney-Hobart, but nothing as crazy as that Southern Straits Race. Good times!  :)  We LOVE our J/37. Bought her new in February 1988 (met Rod, Drake and others many times in Newport).  Cheers, Ron"
To see their Facebook sailing video, follow the link here.