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Anatomy of a Round-Down

Wild times on the Olympic Circle in SFYC’s Summer Keelboat Invitational.

© Erik Simonson

Sailing photographer Erik Simonson was on the spot to capture images of this round-down (followed by an accidental jibe turning the mishap into a round-up) complete with man overboard (who fortunately hung onto the boat).

The Express 27, Matt Krogstad’s Corinthian Yacht Club-based Tequila Mockingbird, was competing in San Francisco YC’s Summer Keelboat Invitational on August 13, held in the wind-blown Slot on the choppy waters of Berkeley’s Olympic Circle.

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