Sailing in tall seas and high winds on Lake Michigan, outside of White Lake

Sailing in tall seas and high winds on Lake Michigan, outside of White Lake.

My friend Zach and I decided to brave the 6-8′ waves and 30+ MPH winds in late June, just outside the White Lake Channel on Lake Michigan.  I wanted to get a shot of the splashing from the bow, but it was so hectic and insane that this would be a truly difficult task!  I snapped off a few pics and they were decent.  All of a sudden, a HUGE wave smashed into the side of the boat, sending a wall of water over the deck.  I was soaked and couldn’t even see through the view finder, but I took a picture as best I could.  At 1/2500th of a second, this is what it looked like for that brief moment in time.  We kept sailing and eventually had to reef the main (shrink the sail down to a smaller surface area) to avoid snapping the mast.  We made it back just fine… in fact, we had a blast.  I’m just glad I have one frame to remember that adventure by.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  Best Regards, David Ruck

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