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    Default 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    We do have some strong winds here in NZ but a recent micro burst pitch poled a 17.5 m lwl cat, and lay flat a super yacht. A wee bit unusual by any standard.

    Link below to our local NZ yachting forum

    http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php/t...ur-boat/page-3
    Last edited by elenya; 13-08-19 at 16:08. Reason: Missed a bit

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Here's some video of it being flipped ...

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Fortunately we don’t get many tornadoes in Essex.
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Fortunately we don’t get many tornadoes in Essex.
    I saw a couple at Southend Airshow a few years back.
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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Difficult to say for sure but it looked like it had a sail up. Maybe an unfurled jib

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Fortunately we don’t get many tornadoes in Essex.
    I’ve seen a slide of a waterspout in Hamford Water...

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Mother nature is pretty impressive when she wants to be.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
    Difficult to say for sure but it looked like it had a sail up. Maybe an unfurled jib
    The main halyard was still attached to the head of the sail & was a 2:1 ratio. The wind broke the zip on the sail cover, the windage on the halyard was sufficient to hoist the sail a third of the way up the mast, & that was sufficient to pitch pole the boat.

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    The main halyard was still attached to the head of the sail & was a 2:1 ratio. The wind broke the zip on the sail cover, the windage on the halyard was sufficient to hoist the sail a third of the way up the mast, & that was sufficient to pitch pole the boat.
    Thank you! There is a moral in that story...

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    I would guess even Alex would have not put up the big kite?
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