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Old 31 October 2013, 03:26   #1
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Amazing video

Amazing video, didnt know where else to post it but too good to miss.

Things change quickly during sailing competition. [VIDEO]
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Who's going to say it. No life jackets
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No Kill cord either



(oh, hang on, its a wind powered boat)
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No Kill cord either



(oh, hang on, its a wind powered boat)

It isn't now !!! Hard to believe how quickly it sank !!!
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Keel has got to weigh a fair bit
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Yeah, thats the bit that I found surprising - went down like a stone !
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Yeah, thats the bit that I found surprising - went down like a stone !

Not that surprising really, once the hull ruptured the displacement property is compremised and the boat just becomes a weight ready to sink.

no one every really in danger though, several boats on hand to pull people out of water, rigging always the big issue.
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Dumping useless items like that at Sea should be illegal.
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This was in an Americas Cup Trials in Australia where the local hot boat tipped to win broke in half - it was constructed too light. These IACC yachts are quite different when you compare them to the foiling catamarans of today.

In this boat there were three crew down below decks working the ropes in an area called the sewer. When the boat broke one crew became badly trapped against the bulkhead - his team mates only just got him free in time.
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Brace yourself guys but not all race boat sailors wear lifejackets! I use to race 18 foot skiffs and lifejackets were banned on the circuit, because of the serious risk of entrapment. if you get trapped under the boat you have a high chance of drowning if trapped underneath, and you can't dive clear.

Just look up 18 footer capsizes on youtube to see what can (and does/did) go wrong! happy days, we never once thought about the dangers.

On inland events, where the water owners insisted on LJ's we wore them but they were micro life jackets worn as an ornament.

i think I'm right in saying that the keel on those AC boats was about 16 tonnes (from distant memory).
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