49er Topcam

The video (3.14min) is available in 4 formats:
Mpeg high res (16.2MB), Mpeg low res (5.4MB), right click mouse to download, open in Mediaplayer
Realplayer med res (3.6MB), Realplayer very low res (1.6MB)
If your Microsoft Mediaplayer is not up to the job get “DivX Player” at www.DivX.com


Lake Silvaplana (near St.Moritz), Switzerland, 1800m above sea level, livecam


49er SUI 171, Sony digital video camera, waterproof casing, bamboo stick, loads of tape.

About the scenes:

  1. Righting the boat after mounting the camera
  2. Genacker set
  3. Pressure fills in (check the noise!)
  4. Jibe
  5. Jibe drop and close hauled
Unfortunately it wasn’t very windy, we will do it again next summer when it’s blowing!
Kids, don't try this at home! If the boat turtles you exceed the max. depth of the camera box...

SUI 171 Miriam & Urs
u.rothacher ieee.org

... and remember: good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere!

Urs Rothacher                        Home:   +41 1 362 45 20
Sonneggstrasse 64                    Mobile: +41 76 394 56 49
8006 Zurich                          Email:  u.rothacher ieee.org

Last modified: Jan 22nd 2002 Comments and contributions appreciated