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Concordia 33
07-30-2013, 12:15 PM
I think they were a little overpowered for the conditions...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VWNpdQ37BBA

Gerarddm
07-30-2013, 12:35 PM
Actually, maybe not. They seem to have caught a roller wrong, is all. Although I might have dropped the jib.

I admire their sang froid in recovering.

That's a robust rig, too!

Paul Pless
07-30-2013, 12:36 PM
yeah that was a great piece of video

Figment
07-30-2013, 01:29 PM
and that, folks, is why you don't want to go very deep downwind when traveling faster than the waves. :D

The rig held well, and so did that port rudder on what must've been a harsh reentry into the wet.
The crew also seemed to know what to cling to quite well.

Chip-skiff
07-30-2013, 02:26 PM
Nice bit of pig-rooting. But not the way to win a race.

MiddleAgesMan
07-30-2013, 03:28 PM
Great example of the advantage ballasted monohulls have over cats and tris.

John B
07-30-2013, 04:44 PM
Down the mineshaft.

skuthorp
07-30-2013, 04:52 PM
I pitch poled a Jolly boat like that once, but we came off the top of a big roller and tipped right over. Boat was rather knocked about. I was impressed with the strength of the rig in the video.

John Smith
07-30-2013, 04:56 PM
I wonder if my capsize looked like that.

Clarkey
07-30-2013, 05:14 PM
Great example of the advantage ballasted monohulls have over cats and tris.

True, but then a decent cat or tri would have ambled past it in those conditions under a comfortable amount of canvas with considerably less drama.

Stiletto
07-30-2013, 05:21 PM
Great example of the advantage ballasted monohulls have over cats and tris.

Snap! Having owned a tri and been fairly close to those conditions, I was thinking exactly the same thing.

John B
07-30-2013, 05:30 PM
True, but then a decent cat or tri would have ambled past it in those conditions under a comfortable amount of canvas with considerably less drama.

So would any boat though eh Clarkey.Thats a race boat, racing, sailing 10/10ths. Racing multihulls have become either virtually uninsurable if not uninsurable here over the last few years owing to a succession of losses and rig losses after pitchpoling or capsizing.
The cruising multi's are ok for insurance I believe, but I doubt they could get racing risk cover, or if they did , whether it would be economic to do it.

Michael D. Storey
07-30-2013, 05:49 PM
I pitch poled a Jolly boat like that once, but we came off the top of a big roller and tipped right over. Boat was rather knocked about. I was impressed with the strength of the rig in the video.

I used to race Jollys in the 1960's. Went to the Worlds in Nags Head, NC. Nice molded wooden hull.

Chip-skiff
07-30-2013, 05:55 PM
The New Zealand P-class yachts are renowned for that particular move. Except the sailor usually takes a swim.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpyAiWV5gg4L16oECCMKoGwOVAZhmF8 1VTsG_gDIPknNSaBqnAgg

skuthorp
07-30-2013, 06:39 PM
Lindsay Cunningham designed a FG cat, an XY, that had the same propensity.