Sailing – Back on the water
Years ago (ok decades ago) I used to sail a Force 5 sailboat made by AMF around the Savannah. GA area.
For the past many years I have been racing and instructing high performance driving but have always harbored the idea of getting a sailboat.Â Since the wife gets motion sick (even gets queasy in elevators) it does not make much sense to get a big boat so I have been casting about for a Force 5.Â I’ve looked at a few but they were either too beat up or the price was too much.
Finally found one that ended up being less then 4 miles from my house.Â Hull # AMF15360M76G
A Force 5 is the same size as a Laser (boat used in Olympic competition) but whereas the Laser only carries 76 sq. ft of sail a Force 5 carries 91 sq. ft.Â Quite a bit more sail and therefore more speed.
Cool videos of Force 5’s underway
Cool video of Laser’s at speed