Sounds like it's been a lumpy wet and windy by the Needles
A couple of dismastings, Gipsy Moth loosing her mizzen after a collision, a few MOBs, and someone has hit the wreck, and been towed back by the lifeboat.
Good coverage on the http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web...&page=liveblog
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Thread: RTIR news
25-06-11, 11:33 #1
25-06-11, 11:35 #2
Ellen Macarthur retired as was too lumpy for the crew
25-06-11, 12:40 #3
Christ. Looking at the results on the website it's hard to find a boat that's actually done the course. Just how rough wet and windy was it?
25-06-11, 12:44 #4
25-06-11, 12:45 #5
25-06-11, 13:35 #6
a large cat type sailing yacht joined us on the Harbour Master pontoon at Warsash after trying to get around the needles and turning back.. a proper dink in the bow from a collision too.. sounded like it was more than a bit hairy listening to them
25-06-11, 16:24 #7Registered User
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Was a bit damp out there. Lots of dismastings, a few upside down catamarans and some fantastic broaches.
25-06-11, 16:40 #8
Sounds like the lofts are going to be kept busy on repairs, as well.Next time, it'll all be different.
25-06-11, 16:44 #9
25-06-11, 17:21 #10