Friday, July 01, 2011

Mast off

No mast!I saw these guys going past the other weekend.

I can't help but wonder what happened there.

Whatever it was, it looks expensive!

5 comments:

  1. Ouch, yes is sure does look expensive.

    I will stick with my power boat.

    Bill Kelleher

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  2. Anonymous6:27 AM

    Casualty from the round the island race,one of many in the strong winds including Gypsy Moth of Francis Chichester fame who lost her mizzen in a collision within 10 minutes after the start.

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  3. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Yep - Round the Island Race. It was a pretty rough one this year, and I know of a number of collisions, crew-overboard (all recovered), and other accidents. The special trimaran used by folks in wheelchairs ended up upside down off Bembridge (again, everybody rescued unhurt).

    Pete

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  4. Hi John & Pete

    I feel that, although expensive, rather that than loosing it under a bridge or whatever.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Here you go - fairly sure the picture in this story is the same boat: http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/news_releases/news_release_detail?articleid=702562

    Apparently they were rammed by a catamaran during the race.

    Pete

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