One of sailing's best spectator events have returned! On August 3-4, 2011, St. Francis Yacht Club will once again host the Laser Heavy Weather Slalom. The course is short, two parallel rows, four buoys each, starting in front of the club and heading upwind along the shoreline for only about 200 yards.
In short, all the action is easily seen, with 32 elite Laser sailors competing in a double elimination series for the honor of joining the small pantheon of luminaries who can say they have won this event. And because it's in San Francisco, the wind will blow, so disaster is certain to be on display.
This week we have two classic videos from past events, and this year's event is being videotaped for a future Video of the Week.