One of the great joys of sailing is sharing the experience with others for the first time. We had the pleasure of taking the Wallis family out for a Friday evening sail on June 27th. This was the third of three sails that we donated to charity. Hosted by The Women of Flower Mound, the sail was a silent auction item to raise money to provide scholarships for Flower Mound graduating seniors.
The sail was an absolute blast and everyone had a great time. It was quite windy with sustained winds in the 20s and gusts to the upper 30s. So, we went with just the main sail to keep our ride from being too extreme for our guests.
This particular sail was also a first for me. I had just gotten a GoPro Hero3+ and was itching to try it out. So, I set it in different positions around the boat, captured lots of footage and cut everything together in Adobe Premier. It was my first “real” video project. All in all, it came out pretty good though I did learn a number of things that I will take into the next project.
Enjoy the video, and until next time, happy sailing!
– Skipper Mike
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