Sailing on Randy’s Nacra Sailboat
So my friend Randy owns a Nacra Sailboat, pretty great right? I have to admit I’m a little jealous of his three boats! This summer, Randy was kind enough to invite to ride along with him at Pineview Reservoir, Ut and at the Labor Day Race at Bear Lake, UT sponsored by Utah Sailing.
Sailing on the Nacra was nothing like sailing on my Hobie 16. Nacra’s are clean, fast and just cut through the water like a knife. If you’ve ever been on one, you know what I’m talking about! It was so much faster. I also got a lot wetter. Water seems to come up through the tramp and constantly spray you. Fun? Definitely. Exhilarating? Yes. Am I ready to buy one? Not until my friends with Nacra’s sell theirs, then I might want to look into a new Nacra purchase.
Here’s the video we put together with some short clips from the two sailing trips last year. I wish I could say the 2 guys on the cover photo are Randy and I, but alas, I forgot my camera for still shots. Next time I will remember!