* VIDEO * Line Squall Hits our Wednesday Night Around the Bouys Race
It was a beautiful summer July Wednesday night at the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga near Toronto, on Lake Ontario. About 25 or so boats came out to what was going to be another routine Wednesday night race, at least we thought. Great fun, turned in to even greater fun. Due to a line squall that hit the fleet.
It was pretty predictable for those that have been through one of these a few times. A dark cloud was quickly approaching, the wind completely died, then veered a full 180 degrees, the temperature dropped 5 degrees, and then it hit us. 30 knot winds sustained, gusting to almost 40 knots at times.
With the wind shifting a full 180 degrees after the first go around, the finish turned out to be an up wind finish. With boats tacking up wind, in heavy winds for the finish, it proved to be a tricky race, and just a little dangerous.
Have a look at this video it will prove to be both interesting and entertaining.