yea, i fig'ed a few folks might enjoy this one...i think the boat name is "love machine"...i bought the print back around 1982-1985 ... out of one of the sailing mags........its pretty cool.....must have made a decent bang when the wave slapped the port rail......
Looking at the photo, which appears to be taken from a high angle, but probably not straight down, I can't conclusively call this a knock down. Looks to me like the boat might of been close, but would have popped back just after the whollop.
Actually this is not a knockdown of any sort-this is simply an aerial shot of Love Machine smashing into one of thousands of similar waves while sailing across the Gulf Stream in typical conditions. The spray you see washing over the boat was something happened probably 2-3 times per minute! I was there that day and remember it pretty well
Pretty comfy crossing, eh? Jib reachng across the Stream in 25-30 knots of breeze..yummy