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    for some reason rolling through my pr0n feeds

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    I remember that.

    1979 correct?
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    I remember it too. Something like that can put you off deep water racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    I remember that.

    1979 correct?
    '85

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    My wife and I did that once—in a slightly smaller boat. Yours truly left the main sheet cleated off.
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    and then the keel fell off?
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    That is the boat of some rock star, IIRC, and it was not in the Fastnet Race of 1979.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    That is the boat of some rock star, IIRC, and it was not in the Fastnet Race of 1979.
    Don’t knock rockstars in racing boats.

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    Yeah, I know, but Drum, I think, belonged to a real rock star. Maybe it was in a transat?

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    It was co-owned by Simon Le Bon - lead singer of Duran Duran
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    Interesting story about her colliding with a submarine a couple of years later

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...g=2270,4399337
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    It was co-owned by Simon Le Bon - lead singer of Duran Duran
    Youd think hed have had a view to the keel.

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    Cool story.

    The helicopter in the video was a Westland Wessex, a British version of a Sikorsky H-34 helicopter. The float bag in the wheel hub is the giveaway…

    helitune-pr-westland.jpg

    Scrolling down the article, they have pictures of the S-61 helicopter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Yeah, I know, but Drum, I think, belonged to a real rock star. Maybe it was in a transat?
    You know that guy on the right, celebrating his Port Huron - Mackinac win, is in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame... right
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    You’d think he’d have had a view to the keel.

    Peace,
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    Well done, sir.

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    The race that proved yachts are far more resilient than their crews. A liferaft is that only in name, if you aren't stepping up to it don't get in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
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    Scrolling down the article, they have pictures of the S-61 helicopter.
    Actually a Westland WS-61 Sea King, a license built version. It became the standard air-sea rescue helicopter for RAF and RN, replacing the Wessex in the role.
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    Le Bon got a lot of flack in the cheap press for being a dilletante (sp?) in yacht racing. Turned out he had been sailing all his life, but could afford bigger ones like Drum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Le Bon got a lot of flack in the cheap press for being a dilletante (sp?) in yacht racing. Turned out he had been sailing all his life, but could afford bigger ones like Drum.
    One of my sailing acquaintances was with him when the keel fell off.They had been at school together and remained in touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    that was Drum loosing her keel. The 79 fastnet was a disaster not a debacle. I was on it but we bailed out early on and went into Plymouth. I dread to think what might have happened if we'd pressed on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    and then the keel fell off?
    No, then the C/B fell back into the slot. We was screwed.
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