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Old 07 August 2011, 04:35   #1
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Power gives way to sail...

They should really do something to make 'powerboats' more visible:

Tanker collides with yacht at Cowes Week regatta - Telegraph

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Interesting title- there is the small print about restricted by size and draft to consider.

I see from the CG that the yacht hit the tanker, not the other way around - some one esle not read th smallprint??.
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Here it is happening.

‎1 man over board went down the side you can't see, missed the props and missed the supporting tug
1 crew injured when mast came down
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Interesting title- there is the small print about restricted by size and draft to consider.
I know that...You know that... I think the number of sailors that don't know that has just been reduced by 1 .

As far as I am aware it is covered by:

1. The colregs
2. Southampton Harbour Byelaws
3. Cowes Week sailing instructions

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I know that...You know that... I think the number of sailors that don't know that has just been reduced by 1 .

As far as I am aware it is covered by:

1. The colregs
2. Southampton Harbour Byelaws
3. Cowes Week sailing instructions

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A few seconds earlier

Shame the clip does not start a few seconds earlier and I suspect we would hear 2 more short blasts of the horn to make a total of 5 ??

Interesting observations from the clip - tug already attached to the stern of the ship.
It also looks like one of the pilot vessels that may well of been leading the vessel turned around to assist the yacht ??

I may be wrong but I did not think any vessel was supposed to pass between the pilot and the vessel it is escorting.

Thankfully no one was badly injured.
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MAIB report should make for interesting reading! The wisdom of running a yacht race in the middle of a shipping lane has always been questionable to me (and if the economic imperative exists to do that then perhaps the VTS needs to limit/restrict super tanker movements during races, or provide a larger number of escort boats). Whilst there was one vessel actually hit several others were in the exclusion zone around the tanker. Perhaps that needs more strictly enforced so that vessels not complying with it are disqualified from races?
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Taking the yacht and the tanker into consideration then the yacht was daft trying to get in front of the tanker.

However looking at the video this appears to be a pre-defined racing circuit. Would they really have yacht racing across a main shipping traffic route?

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The skipper of the yacht has demonstrated how arrogant sailors have become. It makes my blood boil that the authorities allow hundreds of prats driving yachts to race within metres of the main shipping lanes but won't let the Cowes Powerboat race to start off the RYS as it is deemed to be "Dangerous"
Perhaps it is about time that new laws are introduced to cover stupidity like this skipper fas demonstrated. He should be banned from owning or being on a boat for ever. Rant over!!! Alan P
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