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The helmsman onboard the original Wally yacht GenieoftheLamp fights to maintain control of the 77 fo
Asset Information : A000-0965

The helmsman onboard the original Wally yacht Genie-of-the-Lamp fights to maintain control of the 77 foot vessel is she powers along on a spinnaker reach during a regatta in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, in the Mediterranean. Keeping a powerful racing yacht on the limit of performance and control takes years of experience and precise judgement, with helmsman and sail trimmers working in unison to power and depower the sails in phase with the gusts in the wind. With the yacht heeled at such an extreme angle, the rudder is working close to the water surface and starting to stall, reducing its efficiency. The yacht naturally wants to spin into the wind – a ‘broach’. Two people are required to turn the heavy wheel and the trimmer of the large mainsail eases the mainsheet at the back of the yacht to help them turn her away from the wind. Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2001. Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

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