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Thread: Multihull capsizes in RTIR
11-07-11, 14:27 #61
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11-07-11, 14:42 #64
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11-07-11, 14:55 #66
Wheras racing a multi is like racing at Monaco - push too hard and you're in the barriers, game over.
We were also flying a kite at that point on the RTI, and also broached. However we finished with no damage.
Pretty tough to compare the tri with a kite up with a cruising multi, but I think the images of the cruising cat upside down will have sent shivers down the spine of many who have considered a multi for family cruising.You never know, I might be right!
11-07-11, 15:08 #67
We (Strontium Dog) decided against flying the kite (almost 200 sq m) down the back and was just debating putting it up when we spotted the upturned DF.
Looking at the video, it does seem that the tramps finished it off. IIRC the DF has fairly chunky tramp nets, something that you wouldn't normally choose on a racing tri.It's later than you think.
11-07-11, 15:16 #68
11-07-11, 15:53 #69
The owner of the Dragonfly has posted on another forum to say:
"We were sailing comfortably under spinnaker and reefed main when the boat broached and rudder grip was lost, all sheets were released immediately and we expected the boat to right itself, however it capsized. There was no structural failure at any time which can be confirmed by many pictures on You Tube etc. and taken by other passing boats. It has been confirmed to us by the divers and salvage team that a lobster pot buoy was firmly jammed on the water stay.
As it was heading for the rocks a desperate attempt was made to right it which resulted in much of the structural damage to the boat, subsequent salvage proceedings have further compounded the damage."
Re the Scott Bader: "The diver who cut the rig free reported a submerged shipping container partially wedged in the mud nearby with what looked like fresh grazes on it corresponding to marks on the SB's windward hull, which may have slid up it and initiated the capsize"It's later than you think.
11-07-11, 15:57 #70
If that is the case, are any steps being taken to mark this container, which presumably could flip / sink another multi, wipe the keel off a monohull, or indeed sink any boat, as it must be VERY close to the surface ???Anderson 22 & Hunter 701 Owners Association www.anderson22class.co.uk