When Bloopers Ruled the Seas

When Bloopers Ruled the Seas

Published on March 17th, 2016

Flown alongside a symmetrical spinnaker, the blooper was popular and legal during IOR days when mains were high aspect. Besides offering sail area, IOR boats were a bit squarely downwind and bloopers helped to provide balance. They also kept people busy, giving jobs to hands that are now idle in the sprit boat era.


Kialoa III – © Guy Gurney

Bravura Blooper png from JPG

Bravura – © Larry Moran


Bravura – © Larry Moran


Edge – © Larry Moran


Secret Love – © Larry Moran

Thunderbolt Blooperoo 900yyy(1)

Thunderbolt with Murphy’s Law in background – © Larry Moran

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