The "hot chick with the big ..." if you are talking about the F1
boat is Jackie Hunt ... the boat is a Pascoe SR9 with twin Optimax. Awesome boat.
I have to say that seeing 4 boats upsidedown at Exmouth was really sad, and even worse the amount of time they spent in the water. Poor Mike Spinks only had 1 crane to handle all the boats, and the fact that all the safety divers were busy is the main reason I think they spent so much time in the water!
I think Cookies comments earlier about flat races is the reason we saw so many boats go over. Flat water, most boats going fast than they had before, adrenalin flowing and rest mist into the corners meant people were not trimming in as soon as they should in an attemp to pass their competitors. There was some pretty interesting attempts to overtake on the inside or turn buoys too, which always adds to the chances of going over!
(Chris Bryan excepted!)
On the hulls, there is almost no difference between the Pascoe (Ocke Mannerfelt) and Revenger hulls. Both are 9m, both are stepped. The revenger is a little more bulbous in front which means in theory it ought to be better in the rough and the Pascoe better in the flat, but in reality they both run much the same, so the difference is in set up and balance.
Good news is no one was hurt, bad news is getting replacements for the 200xs seems to be a bit of a nightmare! Hopefully all boats will be back in the water in time for Poole.
Fiona, Keith Slater has a picture of Chris's boat upside down on his site.
For the record, several boats did stop to assist the various mishaps, including Mike Deacon (R2), Windy (R4), Puddifoot (R6) and Gareth Williams (R22) and others too I'm sure.
Still mostly ruffty tuffty as far as I can tell, RIBs are a lot faster than they used to be. No hairdressers or MGs either