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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:26 am 
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Even the big boys can pitchpole. This video shows a 45' cat (Oracle sailing with wing sail) in San Francisco Bay doing a dramatic pitchpole. I saw this on the Today Show this morning. Apparently only one crew member was injured (ribs) and is doing OK.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/oracle-racing-catamaran-capsizes-13835388

If anyone can find a better video, please post the link.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:37 am 
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I found a second sequence of a previous capsize on the same boat and this one shows the righting process. Basically a line attached to the upper hull and then a tug from the support boat. It seems that the sing sail floats really well and prevents a turtle. They apparently all wear helmets on these boats.

http://sailracewin.blogspot.com/2011/04/americas-cup-that-oracle-racing-capsize.html

I really want to go for a ride. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:39 am 
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Brings back a chilling memory. I used to live in Sausalito and saw close calls and capsizes all the time out on the bay. High winds and wicked current. Can't even imagine my H16 out there in those winds.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:33 am 
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Hell yea reef the main no jib a couple beers sheet in max out :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:28 am 
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The following You Tube video shows the pitchpole, etc. of the AC45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjwY6O2zE0E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:09 pm 
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now that's impressive

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:33 pm 
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This one ended up in a broken mast:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:52 pm 
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Wow!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:10 pm 
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How about a major monhull pitchpole:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:42 am 
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How about a major monohull pitchpole

yikes! now THAT's scary.

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