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    Default Exciting times off Cowes today

    Who wasn't watching where they were going then:

    https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/1...ht-near-cowes/

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Really bad luck; but goodness me, the journalism!

    "The three passengers have been rescued and safely brought ashore but rescue workers fear the boat may be unnavigable."
    Last edited by dom; 11-11-19 at 16:02.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Someone deserves a bollocking

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Don't know any details but the Hampshire Air Ambulance landed on the green by Gurnard Sailing club and was parked (if that's a helicopter term) for about 15 mins, then took off towards Southampton

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    ...or they lost steerage/rudder and subsequently collided with the buoy and sank.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Collision by GPS?

    Conclusion jumped to
    Apologies to crew involved!
    Last edited by scottie; 12-11-19 at 10:57. Reason: Correction

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN FANTASTIC View Post
    ...or they lost steerage/rudder and subsequently collided with the buoy and sank.
    Indeed. Lost a rudder .... and then some.

    Richard

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    That's a terrible thing and I hope nobody was hurt.
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/pe...bour-1-9138705

    Whatever happened it is not good and feel for them.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN FANTASTIC View Post
    ...or they lost steerage/rudder and subsequently collided with the buoy and sank.
    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    Collision by GPS?
    While we're speculating...

    They were clearly under sail (or possibly motorsailing?) in forecast F5 gusting 8 conditions (Bramblemet history shows W 15kts gusting 28 this afternoon), so I'd be surprised if they were navigating to a WPT on autohelm while having a gentle cuppa down below, and the holing must surely have been at the bows (the bit under water). All this points to the rudder just popping off at an unfortunate moment.

    PS Mid-ebb just after lunch, so bouncy wind over tide off Cowes is not an ideal position for this to happen. Hope that all crew are well - the boat is replaceable.

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    Last edited by Babylon; 11-11-19 at 18:43.
    Plan B...?

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