Mast and boom: Matching set for emergency dismasting

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by JosephT, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Dolfiman
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    Dolfiman Senior Member

    Yes, may be it is worth to highlight also here on this terrible 2019 Bol d'Or two days ago, statistics not yet established, but from various reports it is said gusts up to 50+ Knots (60 Knots recorded at Le Bouveret), 212 abandons, 40 dismastings as you said, 5 capsizes, several sunk (two keel boats Toucans ?), but fortunately no casualties although the rescue of the crews was epic.
    With again this dismasting in live, which shows what happens when the storm progressively reached the boat, instructive ! :
     
  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I've just re-watched the end at 25% video speed from 7:25, the mast (and mounted cam ?) went overboard at 7:28, the shown screen view capsized there . . :eek:
     
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  3. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    That’s a very light rig & vessel for those conditions. Best to reduce sail. Unfortunately, most racers don’t have an “off” button in their heads. It’s all about speed and winning.
     

  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    More videos of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 are showing up...



    — from the comments —
    ‘‘ They did very well not to break anything and ........ win !!! It isn't really a boat¹ but a giant sized dinghy with no ballast. It's skillful, but it doesn't represent sailing². Without the crew this boat would capsize - just realised that it isn't even as stable as a dinghy ! It does however show how strong the wind was as they are actually moving quite fast through the water with only about 3 m² of the mainsail up. ’’

    ¹ of course it's a boat ! - ² of course this is also sailing !
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
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