It’s a first!

Flown the Parasailor singlehanded for the first time. Was a fascinating and joyful experience. I do think the trickiest part is when its dead downwind but the baffles keep the chute from collapsing and even when the boat rolls or the winds shift, it stays up and full, continuously adjusting itself.

Hemispheres Gets Another Addition

Well, finally pulled the trigger on the ParaSailor. I’ve only been looking at it for three years now. I have an asymmetrical spinnaker and a symmetrical spinnaker. The asym I cannot by myself, with some work. The symmetrical, I need another set of hands and since I single hand, not happening, especially since I also have to rig a pole.

The ParaSailor is a unique downwind and off the wind chute that includes a baffle to let air escape and is automatically adjusted via the wind speed. this allow it to be flowing greater winds, 20+ knots with gusts up to 30. Dousing just requires heading downwind, release the sheets and slack the guy lines, then drop the sock.

And here’s what she will look like under sail. Oh yes, getting the lime green colored scheme shown above. Looking forward to flying this.

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