Volvo65 One Design

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Corley, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Manie B
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    Tragedy
    when I watch these videos I feel like crying

    I still just cannot understand why there was no warning from race control or the other boats, the fact that NOBODY saw this coming worries the daylights out of me.

    Really ? in this day and age ?
    And yes it hurts.
     
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    Hard to understand how this could happen with all the modern navigation technology they have available. I suppose that the racing mentality, the speed of the boats and probably fatigue are big factors. I reckon most cruising sailors stay far from shallow waters if they are crossing an ocean. Glad they are all ok.
     
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    Thanks, Corley-I hope they make it but it looks almost impossible.
     

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