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Old 08 November 2005, 18:50   #1
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60 knot winds & trimarans don't mix....

Glad they are all safe. I like the typical British understatement: an RAF spokesman said it was "quite an operation"

I bet it was mate

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/4416828.stm
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Old 08 November 2005, 20:43   #2
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Give me a traditional boat with a nice deep keel any day!!!
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Old 09 November 2005, 00:55   #3
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That'll be a joy to set back upright!
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Old 09 November 2005, 01:42   #4
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That'll be a joy to set back upright!
Definitely!

Looked a bit scary on the TV this morning ! Feel for the Rescue Services!

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Old 09 November 2005, 14:03   #5
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I was hit by 50+knts of wind which peaked at 64 knts for 3 days in pretty much the same area in Oct a couple of years ago. We were bringing a 70ft steel ketch from Gib back to Falmouth. Ended up running for Lisbon. It took 4 months to put her back together again in order to get her here. Hairy stuff, but good fun. Racing a multihull is a whole different kettle of fishies!
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Old 10 November 2005, 18:21   #6
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I have sailed on of these things across the alantic, twice........ great boats to go....

I remember running with a storm, with a 40knot wind, gusting to 60, it was for about 20hrs ....not fun. the alarm for the wind speed sounded for about 2hrs, and it was set to the max of 60knots!!!!! ....... we all thought that it would be curtians for us ... we nearly capsized once , it was close ...but it came back down

they are better then drugs, fast cars and ribs rolled into one
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Old 11 November 2005, 05:56   #7
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I have sailed on of these things across the alantic, twice........ great boats to go....

they are better then drugs, fast cars and ribs rolled into one
Quote from George Best... "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
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Old 11 November 2005, 06:24   #8
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"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and a Mercury OptiMax 135. The rest I just squandered."
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