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Rambler 100 drops keel and bulb in Rolex Fastnet Race - more pictures

by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia on 16 Aug 2011
Rambler upside down. Keel stub clearly visible. And full dagger board visible too. RNLI

Photo of the upturned Rambler 100, distinctly missing her (carbon?) keel, and bulb.

Seems that there are few incorrect statements wandering around, along the lines of 'Rambler loses bulb'. Look carefully at these pictures - that's not the keel you can see - that's a dagger board. The remains of the keel is partly obscured by the lifeboat skipper's right shoulder.

You can see the stub of the keel, and the torpedo shaped profile that houses the joint of the swing keel.

Rambler didn't lose just her bulb - the whole lot snapped off, keel and all...

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