On my recent trip to Lake George(near Beachport, South Australia) I captured a bunch of footage and tried some new(for me) mounting positions for my GoPro camera. I got plenty of the usual head cam footage as well as boom mounted near the mast. I had not tried the rear of the boom due to the need to change mounts in the water(and possibly lose a $330 camera) and the inconvenience with pressing record.
Lake george is waist deep in middle lake and reasonably flat so I had less chance of loosing the camera in a stack and had flatter water to gybe at the end of each run. This was the perfect opportunity to try mounting the camera on the tail of the boom. What really stood out was how much slower and less reactive the rig was in the gybe with the camera mounted at the rear. The camera is only a few hundread grams but it slowed down the rig flip remarkably as well as oversheeting on the entry to the gybe and trimming the sail when sailing a straight course. I was happy with the view as it showns the foot and hand work required as well as timing variations. I will mix the other footage together in a clip but for now here is the gybe with boom tail cam.