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A long drop! #231611
04/28/11 02:22 AM
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[Linked Image]

The whole article with more photos is at sail-world.com

Oracle Racing's James Spithill joins the Mile High Club

Interesting that it righted itself. I wonder if that was deliberate or just happened.


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #231618
04/28/11 06:17 AM
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That is interesting, they did not even get the front beam wet!Just how much bouyancy do these boats have? From the photos it looks like the bloke in white [Spithill?] douses the assymetric then steers the boat upright while an unseen boat [large rib?] pulls from a line attached to the jib tack. seeing the AC 45 on its side [front and side on views] gives a different perspective to the hull shape,
Cheers,
Roy.

Re: A long drop! [Re: Rebel without a Clew] #231671
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Here's a video which includes the righting.

AC45 highlights


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #233688
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Another nice AC45 video on sail-world.com:

Coutts capsizes in San Francisco

That's supposedly Coutts dropping through the wing - probably hurts a bit more than going through a sail!


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #233693
06/18/11 04:44 AM
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Apparently he's OK because he has been through hardships before smile


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Peter_Lyons] #233694
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Nice one Peter! laugh


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #233723
06/19/11 01:51 AM
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The amount of bouyancy in the hollow mast gives a whole new meaning to sailing on the edge !! cool If the crew can invert the sail shape to act like a aircraft wing then the yacht will always right itself. laugh It's just a matter of getting the platform to be facing into the wind. crazy

Better still if a crew member is tied to the control line and falls off first and inverts the sailshape then the mast may not even touch the water. wink


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Peter_Lyons] #233724
06/19/11 02:07 AM
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Outstanding PeterL!


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Re: A long drop! [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #235056
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Terrific pic and videos Tim... Keep on sharing more of such kind.


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