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Post Options Post Options   Quote hollandsd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 11 at 12:30pm
B14's at the tide ride, port starboard downwind/upwind in 20knots with kite up, ended up snapping the mast, pole and foredeck apart.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxibuddah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 11 at 2:58pm
I know a guy who back the eighties at Starcross had the back of his Laser torn off by a port tack Dart 18, luckily missed the helm otherwise it would have been more than a rightoff Laser
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Post Options Post Options   Quote radixon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 11 at 3:19pm
and also this on the Shearwater TT report
The first race began with a fairly crowded start line with both Shearwaters and Spitfires starting together. On this lap we could all see the windward mark and started heading towards it. Alex and father Greg Wilcox on 'Foreigner' were the only boat to dare hoist the spinnaker on the reach which gave them a huge boost. They soon regretted their decision after the gybe when one of the larger gusts of the day forced them into such a violent pitchpole that their starboard hull snapped in half in front of the main beam, only being held together by the deck.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote blueboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 11 at 4:23pm
Not sure about "worst" but for maximum schadenfreude value, this is the one. In a multi-class keelboat regatta, the RO laid the leeward mark 400 metres to leeward of the start line which is also a gate. A class of 24 footers is eating their sarnies and sailing up and down the startline waiting for race 2 of the day to be signalled. Meanwhile a class of 38 footers has rounded the leeward mark and is heading for the gate. A 38 footer on starboard collided with 24 footer on port, each apparently oblivious of the other up to the moment of impact. The 24 footer's mast caught the 38 footer's shroud and the whole boat was lifted bodily about a metre out of the water before slithering back down the 38 footers rigging.

The 24 footer's crew put away their sarnies and sailed in race 2.  Meanwhile the 38 footer, worried about their rig, dropped sails and motored gingerly home.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 11 at 6:21pm
I think the 18 foot skiff v Manly ferry in Sydney harbour (to be seen on youtube) is pretty scary.
That ferry will stop for nothing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 11 at 9:07am
Originally posted by Andymac

I think the 18 foot skiff v Manly ferry in Sydney harbour (to be seen on youtube) is pretty scary.
That ferry will stop for nothing!
 
Not a case of will stop more a case of can't stop. They are big heavy old tubs those Manly Ferries with a prop at either end, you definitely do not want to argue with one!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 11 at 9:08am
Originally posted by rogerd

At SGP cant remember which year but at Rutland. FD on port tack, crew called they could clear the three starboard tackers but didnt see the fourth one  A Javelin sshaped hole through the side of a borrowed FD  ooops 
 
2004 if memory servers Roger, I remember the incident well as I knew the helm and crew. I also recall it was the FD inlands the following weekend and the owner was hoping to sail it....
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taken off another Forum, happened on the RTIR

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 11 at 10:25am
Originally posted by radixon

taken off another Forum, happened on the RTIR

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I remember being overtaken by that cat somewhere about St Cats. At one point it looked that its rudders were about to lose their grip. Isn't that a boat for disabled sailors? Very surprised to see it capsized.
 
It felt harsh from where I was sitting on a J/92S but not that harsh.
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