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Old 21 September 2011, 03:38   #11
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Okeedokee,...I would still be interested, as to why the yacht was positioned so close to the crane?

also I would have thought the toppling motion would have replicated the directions of forces the mast was designed for..... I think, (not being a yachtie type, I'm really only guessing).
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Old 21 September 2011, 04:27   #12
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They can easily fall over on some stands. I have heard of a whole row going over like dominoes in Anglesey
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Old 22 September 2011, 09:19   #13
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Something not quite right here, why is the sail all over the place, did it become loose and then fill with wind, there are very few shores or cradles that will stand that sort of pressure...
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So it was on a cradle on the hard and the wafi decided to put his mainsail up to test a halyard or check something ? surely not ? ... .....
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Old 23 September 2011, 10:21   #15
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It's BIG SPIRIT (formerly BG Spirit) and is indeed one of the 72' Ex BT Global Challenge Yachts.

Word in the Yachtie rumour mills is she's a total loss.
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I couldn't find anything on YBW.com, wonder what happened
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I can confirm it is Big Spirit. She won the round the world yacht race and when challenge folded was bought and totally re-furbished.
She was being lifted for anti-fouling and the travel lift failed. The main sail was not out, but tied to the boom in the normal way. When she fell the mast hit the edge of the key and stopped her falling into the water, but the boom became disconnected at the goose neck, hence main sail on deck!
And yes it is over 2 million worth of damage and therefore good bye to a great yacht that comquered the southern oceans!
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In answer to Bigmuz7: nope - boat was dropped, mast broke, goose neck broke and then main sail fell off boom as it became disconnected from mast
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She was being lifted for anti-fouling and the travel lift failed.!
The boat was not DROPPED, it was propped and had been standing there for at least 20mins before it toppled, the hoist was not involved.
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I can confirm it is Big Spirit. She won the round the world yacht race and when challenge folded was bought and totally re-furbished.
She was being lifted for anti-fouling and the travel lift failed. The main sail was not out, but tied to the boom in the normal way. When she fell the mast hit the edge of the key and stopped her falling into the water, but the boom became disconnected at the goose neck, hence main sail on deck!
And yes it is over 2 million worth of damage and therefore good bye to a great yacht that comquered the southern oceans!
As Ian said, the travel lift was not involved. Where did you get your "info" from? The boom didn't become disconnected either... You are right about the boat but that's about it...
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