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Old 29 July 2017, 11:18   #1
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Redondo Pier yacht collision- terrifying!

This video of a yacht not making it past a pier in breaking waves will make your blood run cold.

I've said before after seeing what happens to RIBs rolled up a rocky shore, I believe there's a point when you should abandon the boat if you are drifting onto a lee shore in breaking waves.

This is an example of when it had to have been safer to get away from the boat.
It's worth watching as a reminder of what can happen and just how fast it happens.
In any other circumstances you should stay with the boat!
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Bloody frightening. How are the people?
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Bloody frightening. How are the people?

Google says all rescued and no serious injuries, which is pretty remarkable.
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Google says all rescued and no serious injuries, which is pretty remarkable.


Indeed. Very lucky.
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There isn't the full 8 min video worth a watch as you see it unfold and the aftermath
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Sobering and very lucky, full clip here: https://youtu.be/AdYTGre3fAA
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Redondo Pier yacht collision- terrifying!

Yikes! They look to be wearing life jackets and other gear. Any news to go with it? Mechanical or seamanship issues?

News says they were heading out and then this happened just outside the harbor. Evening winds were way too big. Looking to partake in weekly races so assume they weren't total noobies.
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Yikes! They look to be wearing life jackets and other gear. Any news to go with it? Mechanical or seamanship issues?

News says they were heading out and then this happened just outside the harbor. Evening winds were way too big. Looking to partake in weekly races so assume they weren't total noobies.


There is a thread about it on our sister forum here:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...-182496-4.html

Even if you aren't interested in the sailing, it's fun to work out the "forum personalities" and how they translate to here!

The quick summary though seems to be: it's a racing keel boat with no engine, and unlikely to have an anchor on the bow ready for immediate deployment. They seemed to have fouled the jib sheet, it's not clear what was going on with main but they seemed to be struggling with that before the video starts. The entrance to the harbour is pretty tricky, especially with that sea and wind direction.
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