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Lars Grael: My Ultimate Sailing moment

Published on November 6th, 2014

Photographer Sharon Green, in her newly released coffee table book 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing, sought out the leaders in the sport to share their Ultimate Sailing moments. Here Lars Grael provides his…

Sailing is my life and my passion. Being on boats and on the water is so natural for us, in my family, that I cannot even imagine existing without it. When I had the accident that almost cost me my life, I remember that after the natural concern with my survival, the second thing that most frightened me was the possibility of not sailing anymore. And when, just a few months later, I got on a sailboat again, I felt an indescribable joy.

I’ve been lucky to sail in many different types of boats in many waters all over the globe, but for me, the ultimate in sailing is still the Tornado Class. The old Tornados, in a fresh breeze, close reaching in the former Olympic triangle course, represent ultimate sailing to me: a fast pleasure in all its greatness.

Click here for information about Sharon Green’s 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing.

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