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Old 06-07-2017, 07:17 AM   #1
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That Will Buff Right Out

It seemed to take flight right before it nose dived. And it looks like only one guy pulling was able to right it - they must be awfully light.

The moment New Zealand capsize in America's Cup - BBC News
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:59 AM   #2
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I bet computing the weight ratio relative to thirty years ago would be interesting
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I was surprised it capsized frontwards instead of sideways.
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Pitchpole! Ouch!
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I was surprised it capsized frontwards instead of sideways.
It's a huge amount of sail area for a 13000 pound boat so they are very sensitive to pitchpoling when running downwind. I'm no expert but I'd guess they didn't have enough tension on the backstay to flex the mast and give extra lift on the bow.

I just compared it to my boat. Same weight and 21 times as much sail area.
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I was surprised it capsized frontwards instead of sideways.
Whole concept of cats is not to go over sideways....pitchpoling however......
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I'm not sure we can even call these things catamarans. Yikes!


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Have never trusted the stability of racing catamarans.
These things are riding on a foil that's only a foot or so wide and 4 or 5 feet long....for a 50 foot boat that's quite a balancing act.
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Luckily for NZ the racing was called off today due to high winds so they have another day to work on their fixes.

Still should be interesting if they can bring her back.
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