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    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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    Ellen Macarthur retired as was too lumpy for the crew

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E39mad View Post
    Ellen Macarthur retired as was too lumpy for the crew
    Arent they kids related to her cancer charity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe17 View Post
    Arent they kids related to her cancer charity?
    That would explain it - thought something like that maybe the case.

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    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
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    Was a bit damp out there. Lots of dismastings, a few upside down catamarans and some fantastic broaches.

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    Sounds like the lofts are going to be kept busy on repairs, as well.
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    Sounds like the lofts are going to be kept busy on repairs, as well.
    Yep, sail makers look forward to a windy RTI, Cowes week and windy bank hols

    Every cloud, and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooks View Post
    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
    I hate to show my ignorance (no, really) but in those sort of conditions what causes a dismasting? It didn't look that bad in the video. Was it from collision damage?

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