Heavy weather sailing round Cape Horn Skip Novak's Storm Introduction | Yachting World

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Storm sailing round Cape Horn. Yachting World teamed up with expedition sailor Skip Novak to round the notorious Cape. Follow our 12-part series from the October 2013 issue and online at www.yachtingworld.com/stormsailing ► Become a FREE SUBSCRIBER to Yachting World's YouTube page now - https://www.youtube.com/user/yachtingworld?sub_confirmation=1 ► For the latest reviews, new gear launches and tour news, visit our website here - http://www.yachtingworld.com ► Like us on Facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/yachtingworldmagazine ►Follow us on Twitter here - https://twitter.com/yachtingworld ►Feel free to comment below! ►Remember to hit that LIKE button if you enjoyed it :)

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SquishBangBlow
SquishBangBlow - 3 years ago
What is the purpose of the large reels of green rope on the deck near the mast? I've seen similar reals on many sailing vessels and always wondered the purpose... TIA
Melody Storm
Melody Storm - 3 years ago
lol, landlubbers, impressed at the lightest of squalls.
Jay F. B.
Jay F. B. - 3 years ago
Great video, but it would be a lot better without the music and with the original sound
Alejandro Sanchez
Alejandro Sanchez - 3 years ago
goob jobs guys..... incredible video.
Warren Currier
Warren Currier - 3 years ago
Nice coverage of Cape Horn! Pre Panama Canal (1914) that was the only way, right?
First Mate
First Mate - 4 years ago
The music is WAY to loud you can barely hear the crew speak.
miked765
miked765 - 4 years ago
Alien at 1:04 , or a seal. :)
Fisher Isle
Fisher Isle - 4 years ago
no force 10 there
myenilmez6469
myenilmez6469 - 4 years ago
are you kiddin us ?? it is absolutely beufort 4-5 force not 8-9 .

10. comment for Heavy weather sailing round Cape Horn Skip Novak's Storm Introduction | Yachting World

Kens Crack Of Doom
Kens Crack Of Doom - 4 years ago
Wow I learned nothing.
Tommy Petraglia
Tommy Petraglia - 4 years ago
Those spools of line on deck must be warps to be payed out as drouges. What is that, 500' a spool? Would like to have seen closer up how the boat was rigged.... sheets, traveler, downhauls, snatch blocks and leads. Good deck work getting the main down and lashed. And notice, the smart sailor goes into it with less sail on the head with a heavy short jib. You can always change up but you may not get the chance to take sail in.
Todd Jordan
Todd Jordan - 4 years ago
Skip does use sea anchors or any types of wraps in heavy weather the spools are for anchoring where he will run up to six lines out when down in the small islands of the southern ocean or Antarctic.
Dennis  Farris
Dennis Farris - 4 years ago
would be 100% improved with actual sound, the corny music is distracting.
Damien Crous
Damien Crous - 4 years ago
Been looking,cant find the answer.Any1 know how a 3m tender handles being towed a storm? just bought a 26footer and deck space is an issue. Can a tender be towed all the time? problems i might bump into/if i remove the tender motor?
Todd Jordan
Todd Jordan - 4 years ago
inflatable tender and motor are stored below decks on Skips vessels during passage.
Col
Col - 4 years ago
Frig off ricky
Zach Davis
Zach Davis - 4 years ago
dolphin @1:02
stefan papf
stefan papf - 4 years ago
this is best weather sailing
Pol Alex
Pol Alex - 5 years ago
Fuck хуета размещена ради рекламы
matty tripps
matty tripps - 5 years ago
the water in this video doesn't even look that rough
jamezz34
jamezz34 - 4 years ago
matty tripps guess he had to shoot a video !
Benitlu
Benitlu - 5 years ago
I have a smaller sailboat and 18.5 footer and from trial and error I am fairly sure that using the main only, instead of the jib is much easier to control, so could you tell me why you are using the jib, please? I need to know if I am wrong
jonathon crowle
jonathon crowle - 4 years ago
joe z j
Eugene Benjamin
Eugene Benjamin - 4 years ago
looked like he had a reefed main and jib for part of it, then reefed main only, with the jib furled, for the last part of that clip.
joe z
joe z - 4 years ago
Sailing with just a jib moves the center of effort forward with less chance of rounding up. As the wind increases the center of force moves aft. It has to do with hull design, heeling, and whatnot. Also, the jib tends to pull the boat forward as opposed to pushing it from behind. Third, you only have 90 degrees of sail position with the main, as opposed to almost 180 degrees with the jib. Having lived aboard for over 15 years, I've almost always sailed with just the jib in heavy air.
Shawn Hood
Shawn Hood - 4 years ago
To me, it's all about keeping the boat optimally balanced and powered for the desired course and conditions. In other words, finding a groove that offers safety, stability, and speed. Sailing upwind in big wind can induce significant weather helm -- think reduced boat stability, difficulty steering to course, and a fatigued helmsman. A front sail may minimize this by moving the center-of-effort forward. Note that the front sail is rigged on a forestay aft of the headstay allowing fairly precise adjustments to the sailplan's center-of-effort. Also, one does not want to be underpowered in heavy weather. Stalling (i.e. running out of boat speed) mid-tack in heavy weather is very undesirable. Without adequate power to maintain positive control of the vessel, it will tend to lay vulnerably abeam the waves. In heavy weather, some boats cannot turn to wind under only main. This is my rudimentary take on the topic, and it's probable that Skip Novak would have an entirely different rationale. YMMV.
Martijn Heil
Martijn Heil - 5 years ago
Some boats sail excellent on the jib alone, some sail terrible that way. It really depends on your sail plan

20. comment for Heavy weather sailing round Cape Horn Skip Novak's Storm Introduction | Yachting World

Boris Chang
Boris Chang - 5 years ago
This is no place for amateurs like myself.
telephonic
telephonic - 5 years ago
Novice here..what makes the Cape Horn the most dangerous stretch of sea on Earth?
jamezz34
jamezz34 - 4 years ago
Personally the north sea on a stormy day can be just as intimidating although the wind is more predictable
telephonic
telephonic - 5 years ago
Thanks for the replies guys...been intrigued by  the cape horn since i watch bounty on the mutiny.
Matteo porcia Puricelli
Matteo porcia Puricelli - 5 years ago
massive waves and sometime 60/70 knots wind and powerful currents... put this three things in un hell of a place forgot by god, you have cape horn, the ultimate objective for a sailor
telephonic
telephonic - 5 years ago
+ushoys
Ahh i see..thanks.
ushoys
ushoys - 5 years ago
+telephonic The winds and currents at the meeting of two oceans at high latitude.
S/V Boadecia Journey through refit and beyond
S/V Boadecia Journey through refit and beyond - 5 years ago
Awesome to see. She is in her element and all credit keeping her under control. Just awesome.
Hal
Hal - 5 years ago
That is pretty scary
Christopher Forrest
Christopher Forrest - 5 years ago
Make me laugh. Been in heavier weather off Santa Cruz Island on board a cal 20
MrThunder
MrThunder - 5 years ago
Now THAT is some serious ocean sailing!
Capt Eric Bergeron
Capt Eric Bergeron - 5 years ago
Really liked this video and the editing is awesome.
Joe surfer
Joe surfer - 5 years ago
TURN THE FKN MUSIC DOWN!!!!!!
Wicked Salty
Wicked Salty - 5 years ago
I've been reading Skip's stories in "Surviving the Storm" by Dashew. Such a great read, great person to look up to.
Christopher Goetz
Christopher Goetz - 4 years ago
Wicked Salty hey salty where you been at!?? time for you to get out there!
S/V Boadecia Journey through refit and beyond
S/V Boadecia Journey through refit and beyond - 5 years ago
+Wicked Salty The Paradys also a good dvd. storm tactics. I like thier bridal system for hove to.
Wicked Salty
Wicked Salty - 5 years ago
+Sailboat Story It's A+ for heavy weather sailing books. I believe he wrote one before this too, but surviving the storm is a great start! They include captain's logs on vessel's lost at sea and what they did to survive. Also stories of vessels making it through the same storms. Highly recommended 
Sailboat Story
Sailboat Story - 5 years ago
+Wicked Salty I'm going to check that one out. On the search for an interesting heavy-weather book, and that just might be the one - especially when the recommendation comes from Wicked Cap'n Wes. ;)
Frei Alfred
Frei Alfred - 5 years ago
Frei Alfred

30. comment for Heavy weather sailing round Cape Horn Skip Novak's Storm Introduction | Yachting World

Randolph Kanipe
Randolph Kanipe - 5 years ago
Oh yea!
Johan Dale
Johan Dale - 6 years ago
Tell me something, if you fall into the sea won't these clothes makes you go to the bottom ?
jutubaeh
jutubaeh - 5 years ago
+jutubaeh almost 3 per mill so like russian blood in alc.
jutubaeh
jutubaeh - 5 years ago
+Johan Dale no. salt water is purdy eavy...
Wicked Salty
Wicked Salty - 5 years ago
+Gilad Gur jack lines, more of a concern is getting yourself back in the boat when your dangling off by them which could be an immense challenge with 60+ kts of wind and heavy seas.
Johan Dale
Johan Dale - 5 years ago
+Gilad Gur It's not surprising i'm into sailing. Just thinking that you should wear these in rough weather only like you said.
Gilad Gur
Gilad Gur - 5 years ago
+Johan Dale , please look at the red strips called life-line connected to every sailor. It is connected to the boat and prevents from the sailor to fall into the water. We use it in heavy weather. For your information, MOB (man over board <-the official maritime name for "falling into the water") is one of two main fatality reasons at sea, so we need to be careful....(the other is mid-sea collision [yes I know, it might be surprising] ) .
Joachim Petersson
Joachim Petersson - 6 years ago
Wow, the boat just dive down in the waves. How much can a sailboat handle before it's unsafe?
Matteo porcia Puricelli
Matteo porcia Puricelli - 5 years ago
some people round cape horn on 6m sailboat, in 10m waves... it isnt unsafe cause a small boat in storm can flip under a wave, but it always turn back in position, like a bottle in the ocean... this is sven yrvid theory, the man who round cape horn on a 5.90m homemade sailboat
79cd36
79cd36 - 5 years ago
+Revolution Libra There are plenty of books out there that will help you find the answer to your question. Here's a quick and dirty explanation: Like most things with sailboats, it depends. Most monohulls will right themselves after a capsize. Depending upon some factors - ballast, beam, hull shape - some sailboats will right faster than others, provided the cabin is closed and there aren't several sources of leaks - e.g., cockpit lockers, hatches, ports, companionway drop boards, etc. Catamarans, by contrast, are more stable upside down than right side up. When a monohull rights itself the next question is whether or not you still have your mast. If it's been carried away, the immediate worry is preventing the mast from punching a hole through the hull.
Revolution Libra
Revolution Libra - 5 years ago
+Wicked Salty im pretty starstruck that you've commented haha cheers bro x 
Wicked Salty
Wicked Salty - 5 years ago
+Revolution Libra There are many factors that come into play. I'd be more concerned of a de-masting occurring if rolling in a capsize and then your rigging attached to the mast could pull your boat down sideways. There is also a chance for the mast to rip the deck off the boat in some circumstances, then you have a big hole in your boat.
elfaroproductions
elfaroproductions - 5 years ago
+Ghostman113  I always tell people the boat can take the ponding, but I don't knew if you can :)
Revolution Libra
Revolution Libra - 5 years ago
+Danny Bestebreur so say your caught in really bad conditions and a freak wave rolls your boat and your inside the cab praying to god, will it always right itself if it has a ballast or isit ossible to actually sink ? cheers 
Numeronx
Numeronx - 5 years ago
+Ghostman113 As rule of thumb: More than the sailor.
Danny Bestebreur
Danny Bestebreur - 6 years ago
+Ghostman113ive got a 23 ft 7,10 m cruiser weight +/- 2300 kg including 1100 kg ballast, the only way that the boat wont turn back will be if i lose my ballast. then again most sailing boats are designed not to capsize and will only capsize by losing your ballast or a rogue wave. cats and trimaran's however wont turn back.
Revolution Libra
Revolution Libra - 6 years ago
+TheKaffeeKlatsch
ok say a cabin sail boat between 25-35 ft in your experience will they right themselves if capsized ? ive seen the odd comment were people say they will but I cant seem to find definite info on google I understand small racing sailboats can
TheKaffeeKlatsch
TheKaffeeKlatsch - 6 years ago
+Revolution Libra From what I've seen it depends on the boat. Smaller boats can be righted by the crew..... sailboats come in many sizes and shapes so take that into consideration.
Revolution Libra
Revolution Libra - 6 years ago
+TheKaffeeKlatsch what happens if a sail boat capsizes will it turn back eventually or isit game over ?
TheKaffeeKlatsch
TheKaffeeKlatsch - 6 years ago
+Ghostman113 Depends on how well she's built.
Joachim Petersson
Joachim Petersson - 6 years ago
+andy y I don´t know what i mean. :P But take a sailboat on 7 meters for example. Weights 1,5 ton. How big waves can it handle?
andy y
andy y - 6 years ago
How do you define unsafe?
yiit
yiit - 6 years ago
I always wanna do this
mmontalvo1959
mmontalvo1959 - 6 years ago
Force 10? Pants on fire.
Haunting You
Haunting You - 6 years ago
How gay, it was blowing about 25knots.
Connor Burd
Connor Burd - 5 years ago
+Haunting You Yeah, that wasn't all that bad at all.
Marga Sánchez
Marga Sánchez - 6 years ago
Fuerza 8-9 llegando a 10? un carajo! no hay quien se lo crea, que cambien los títulos
Thomas Elliott
Thomas Elliott - 6 years ago
what a load of shit
luca capozzi
luca capozzi - 6 years ago
Forza 10 ????
72daystar
72daystar - 6 years ago
That, I want to do...
ningpo69
ningpo69 - 6 years ago
what are the roles of rope for on the foredeck by the mast ?
Andy Stew
Andy Stew - 6 years ago
They are extra lines to anchor the boat to the shore, see other videos in the series to see them being used.
CountryTimeSky REDWOODSITTER
CountryTimeSky REDWOODSITTER - 6 years ago
+Wor Hill I,I Thank you Captain,i may just ad too this some tall rigger's had up 350 names for each sheet i love boats thanks for the reply,and may the winds fill your sails and at the end of every hook is paradise.
Wor Hill
Wor Hill - 6 years ago
+ningpo69 Christopher Smith is using correct sailing terminology, the ropes you described are called "sheets".
ningpo69
ningpo69 - 6 years ago
+ningpo69
I see four across the bow !..
ningpo69
ningpo69 - 6 years ago
+christopher smith
I don't think so, they look like giant spools of thread !  (rope I'm sure ), like spare ...
CountryTimeSky REDWOODSITTER
CountryTimeSky REDWOODSITTER - 6 years ago
you mean the sheets?
Jacob Wynne
Jacob Wynne - 6 years ago
Bah. This doesn't look that bad. The Horn can dish out far worse.
Marienbad
Marienbad - 6 years ago
Nice vid ! 
In addition to frequent stormy weather, this area is full of rocks and fringing reef. The map of shipwrecks around Cape Horn is dreadfully tell-tale. 
ibis de teresa
ibis de teresa - 6 years ago
Congrats!!
Seb_G
Seb_G - 7 years ago
I would love to be there, going along with the force of nature...
Green Bear
Green Bear - 7 years ago
Hi I always wanted to sail the carribean around the world so I am doing a lot of research now.  The only thing that is questionable is the movie the perfect storm.  How common is boat being flipped because of a bad storm or wave?  I also notice people stick to in the carribean and warm areas is it because alaska would be too harsh or cold?

And do you recommend a book I can buy that is the ultimate guide to learning all this?
CountryTimeSky REDWOODSITTER
CountryTimeSky REDWOODSITTER - 6 years ago
chapmans
laurejon
laurejon - 6 years ago
+gerald stephens Name a single round the world sailor that has not capsized on the way ? Its very common, and not a big deal unless you become unmasted.
gerald stephens
gerald stephens - 6 years ago
+laurejon Oh really! In a kayak maybe.
laurejon
laurejon - 6 years ago
A boat capsized is a regular occurrence for round the world sailors. You would expect at least two complete rotations.
tincoffin
tincoffin - 6 years ago
I would recommend Heavy Weather Sailing by Adlard Coles.
Garth N
Garth N - 7 years ago
I've been in similiar conditions. On a dam. On a hobie.
Wor Hill
Wor Hill - 6 years ago
+Arduous Andotherous That was funny
skaindu
skaindu - 7 years ago
What?.....was that it? you rounded Cape Horn in 1:26? Please try again
jorge tomas tapia soko
jorge tomas tapia soko - 7 years ago
solo para navegantes muy machos(as)
humberto di ciccio
humberto di ciccio - 7 years ago
CHE  QUE PASO CON  EL ABUELO XXX ???

50. comment for Heavy weather sailing round Cape Horn Skip Novak's Storm Introduction | Yachting World

Alejandro Mayer
Alejandro Mayer - 7 years ago
Anyone saw a dolphin jumping near the boat?
Garth N
Garth N - 7 years ago
It was a flying arsehole according to some of the comments here
fixento
fixento - 7 years ago
Calm weather for the cape, so what the big deal.  And why all the lines on reels on the deck?
Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell - 6 years ago
Skip Novak goes to antartica - the reels are used to pull the yacht through the pack ice
Asdv Sdv
Asdv Sdv - 7 years ago
Heavy weather with no heavy WAVES, is NOT a heavy weather... :S
Fred Fox River
Fred Fox River - 7 years ago
You call that "heavy weather"? Really? As a veteran of Alaska seas, that's baby sh*t. We call it "a nice day on the water".
senecadaze
senecadaze - 7 years ago
1:02 what the heck was that
Pablo Reyes
Pablo Reyes - 6 years ago
+senecadaze TUNINAS... that's how we call them in the south of Chile, in the Patagonia. They look like a short and fat dolphing wth white spots on the sides. Don't know the scientific name
Ken Bekov
Ken Bekov - 7 years ago
Definitly seal
AdrianDotis
AdrianDotis - 7 years ago
+mangore623 ...Bigger. Hope that answered your question.  
mangore623
mangore623 - 7 years ago
As big of an asshole as a person with ego defences so underdeveloped that they are challenged by a satirical comment posted to a YouTube video?
AdrianDotis
AdrianDotis - 7 years ago
+mangore623 It wasn't a stupid question. I had to replay it a few time to see what it was. But at least you got the opportunity to show everyone how much of an asshole you are.  
mangore623
mangore623 - 7 years ago
A leprechaun looking for a box of Lucky Magic Charms.  Ask a stupid question...
stonerolledaway
stonerolledaway - 7 years ago
seal
Francisco Serrano
Francisco Serrano - 7 years ago
looks like a seal..
PaladinO
PaladinO - 7 years ago
Pause it and it's clearly a dolphin.
Windlass123
Windlass123 - 7 years ago
Awesome ...!!!
Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell - 7 years ago
Wow
Alexey Fedorov
Alexey Fedorov - 8 years ago
Good luck, strong men!
Lupa Schu
Lupa Schu - 8 years ago
great video, but the music is a bit too much
Bullerias
Bullerias - 8 years ago
Pfft

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