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Scuttlebutt Video of the Week
September 2, 2011

This week's video comes from the Bermuda Fitted Dinghy racing scene in Granaway Deep, Bermuda.

Using a Go-Pro camera attached to their alternate skipper's head (and then to the end of their 20 ft boom for the last shot), skipper Lance Fraser's team on Elizabeth II managed to capture the inside of a fitted dinghy race and some of the quirks of racing them.

The 14 ft wooden boats have fixed keels, wooden spars (this was their second biggest rig of 39 ft) and as many crew as they want.

This video shows the starts (hauling off of a tugboat), the lack of starboard/port rules (both boats hail each other and tack away), the fact that you don't have to finish the racing with anything you started (throwing the spinnaker pole off after the downwind) and even the bagpipes upon finishing.

Soundtracks by Portable Payback (Relax) and Paper Tongues (Trinity).

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