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Sharing your capsize photos - part 3

by Trenorden, Loy, Mackley, Cooke & Cockerill 29 Apr 2020 10:29 PDT
A splicing issue during the Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic © Brian Outram

Our capsize celebration continues, and now it's educational! Let's see what we can learn today. We start with an important lesson from Haydn Trenorden, which explains the photo above.

This is from a sequence of photos, taken by Brian Outram during the Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic, as the one splice that was holding us all, let go!

Lesson learnt: don't splice the night before the race, after getting back from the pub...

Our second lesson is probably even more obvious - don't capsize when you'll give away 20 places instead of just one or two. Will Loy captured this moment of depair with his camera.

The 2018 Magic Marine Solo National Championships. 103 entries and glorious Hayling Bay conditions for day 1 and 2. Local member Andrew Voysey, sailing 5735 has opened the twelve race series with a 67-65 which included a capsize here at the leeward gate.

Andrew, keen to make amends for his day 1 nightmare is a bit too punchy off the line in race 3, BFD, but reclaims some semblance of genius in race 4, finishing fourteenth. Overall he would finish 54th but was still smiling.

Time for a musical interlude now. "You Can Leave Your Hat On" is the song, and we'll let you decide if you want to listen to the Randy Newman, Etta James, Joe Cocker, or Tom Jones version! Sophie Mackley has sent in this photo.

Although they never capsized and Alan kept his hat on throughout it is definitely worth including. This is Alan Warren and Will Carrol during Salcombe Merlin Rocket Week 2015.

And here's another photographer with perfect timing - this picture was snapped just as the boat is perfectly vertical! Thanks to Mike Cooke for his story.

This was the first outing of a new boat, to a new design, in too much wind. Back in 2007 when Moths barely worked at the best of times!

Our last submission for today comes from Steve Cockerill, founder of Rooster Sailing. Here there are TWO well-timed shots, from different angles, and taken just as the disaster is starting, not ending.

I was in Corsica having just won the Laser Masters Standard Europeans 2008 - the racing was cancelled so I went for a play.

I got the boat heeled to windward OK – except the rudder had already left the water!

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