sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Rolex Fastnet Race: Capsized supermaxi Rambler righted plus Video

Rolex Fastnet Race: Capsized supermaxi Rambler righted plus Video

'The US supermaxi rambler is righted - WestCorkPhoto'   
The Irish Times is reporting that the capsized supermaxi, Rambler 100, owned by US businessman George David, has finally been righted in Barley Cove bay, Ireland.

'The hull was being pumped out yesterday evening before the yacht was towed into port without its mast and rigging,' says the Times.

'Seán Harrington of Atlantic Towage and Marine Ltd of Castletownbere, Co Cork, said the location of the mast on the seabed had been identified and marked.

'Divers examined the condition of the hull of the Rambler 100 off Barley Cove near Mizen Head in good weather conditions yesterday morning, also retrieving bags and personal items.

'It took several efforts to upturn the hull, which is believed to be sound. The canting keel mechanism which allows the keel to pivot was fitted to the hull in a watertight box.



'It had originally been planned to use the deep-sea tug Ocean Bank, owned and run by Mr Harrington, to tow the hull from its location several miles south of Fastnet Rock into Bantry Bay on Tuesday night, where it could be lifted out at Castletownbere fishing harbour. However, in talks with the owner, it was decided that the stricken vessel should be anchored off Barley Cove for diver inspection, the Irish Times reports.

The US supermaxi Rambler under tow - WestCorkPhoto -    
'Meanwhile the Royal Ocean Racing Club, organisers of the Rolex Fastnet is co-operating with an inquiry being held and holding is also holding its own review.

'The yacht’s own satellite beacons did not activate until some 10 hours after the capsize, but a personal emergency position indicating radio beacon worn by one of the 21 crew alerted Scottish and Irish rescue agencies.

The Irish Times says that a US SAR Map program driven by wind, wave and current data supplied by Clare-based meteorological firm Nowcasting helped Valentia Coast Guard in Co Kerry to locate the missing crew.

According to another newspaper, the Irish Examiner, righting of the supermaxi took several attempts after being pumped out

Rambler 100 being righted August 2011 -  Nigel Millard-RNLI Baltimore?nid=87430  
'The USD14 million yacht, which capsized on Monday during the Fastnet race, was finally rolled back onto its hull on the fifth attempt, just before 8pm', says the Examiner.

'The deck was a mass of tangled ropes and sailing bags. Its giant mast and rigging had earlier been cut away after divers retrieved some of the crew’s personal belongings and passports from the upturned boat.

'Water pumps were placed on board to clear the hull as plans were made to tow the 100ft yacht, back to Baltimore overnight for further assessment.

'Some of the sailors at the centre of the dramatic rescue on Monday left Ireland yesterday.

Diplomats arranged emergency passports for four of the 21-strong multinational crew to allow them board flights at Cork Airport for Britain, and on to the US.

'They left as US millionaire George David, who owns the yacht, was reunited in Baltimore with his partner Wendy Touton who has made a full recovery from hypothermia.'

Rambler100 moored in Baltimore. Anne Minahane -    

Rambler100 moored in Baltimore. Anne Minahane -    


Rambler 100 being righted righted in Barley Cove bay, Co Cork -    

Rambler 100 about to be righted in Barley Cove bay, Co Cork -    

Rambler 100 about to be righted in Barley Cove bay, Co Cork -    

Rambler 100 about to be righted in Barley Cove bay, Co Cork -    

Rambler 100 being righted righted in Barley Cove bay, Co Cork -    


Shortly after rounding the Fastnet Rock the keel on George David's super maxi Rambler100 snapped off and the boat quickly capsized.



The yacht Rambler which capsized in the Rolex Fastnet Race is towed into Barleycove Bay in West Cork, Ireland.




by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87430

8:43 AM Thu 18 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011 Rolex Fastnet Race

Related News Stories:

22 Aug 2011  Images of Barley Cove: Rambler100 righting and pumping out
22 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race: Fastnet Race in Four Minutes - Crewcam Video
20 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race lives up to its reputation
20 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet success for McConaghy
20 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race prizegiving ceremony at the Royal Citadel
20 Aug 2011  Rambler crew received safety training at LRSE
19 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race recap from Gryphon Solo 2
19 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race - First double win in 50 years
18 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race fleet slows down
17 Aug 2011  Rolex Fastnet Race - Class40’s head uphill for the final miles
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



























Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,






















Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT