Video of us testing our spinnaker shade cover at the Berkeley Marina — does it stand up to the wind?

We took our central shade column and spinnaker to the Berkeley Marina to test how it would all come together and hold up in the face of wind. We discovered that it was probably not going to work to use it.  Being designed to catch wind, it was hard to stabilize, and was very loud and noisy, not the environment we’re looking to create.  We may still install it on the playa as an art project though! 🙂

Reassembling the central shade structure
Reassembling the central shade structure
Laying out the spinnaker
Laying out the spinnaker
Guy lines and halyard for spinnaker
Guy lines and halyard for spinnaker
Yep, catching the wind!
Yep, catching the wind!

Heading home
Heading home