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Old 06-03-2009, 07:51   #1
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Some Additional Details on the Cat Lost off Madagascar Last Month

Leo Sherman just gave an interview that provided a few pieces of infomation regarding last months tragedy resulting in the loss his two crew mates:

RESCUE AT SEA -- chicagotribune.com

I'm hoping you don't have to register to see the story.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:17   #2
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Sad story.

One question: Anyone know what type of cat this was?

Reason I ask: he says he had to punch a hole in the hull to get out. But most cats I've seen have escape hatches built into each hull.

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Pitchpoled??

Sounds like they came down a wave too fast and pitchpoled. Not a good situation to find yourself in.

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Sad story.

One question: Anyone know what type of cat this was?

Reason I ask: he says he had to punch a hole in the hull to get out. But most cats I've seen have escape hatches built into each hull.

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I think this boat was built by the sailors. One of them, Quen Cultra, built Queequeg in the '60s in the same barnyard as Queequeg II (this boat) was built. They may not have considered an escape hatch in their plans.

I found the book that chronicles his story in our local library the other day. It was on the sale rack for fifty cents. I didn't realize who it was until I got the book home and Googled his name. I had read the story of their capsizing earlier but it didn't cross my mind. The book is signed by Cultra.

It appears the website that was tracking the current circumnav was taken down.

http://www.queequegtwo.com/
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I found the book that chronicles his story in our local library the other day. It was on the sale rack for fifty cents. I didn't realize who it was until I got the book home and Googled his name. I had read the story of their capsizing earlier but it didn't cross my mind. The book is signed by Cultra.
In an interesting turn of events, I have been able to meet with, and give the book mentioned above (Queequeg's Odyssey) to Mr. Leo Sherman, the lone survivor of the wreck of Queequeg II. He contacted me about the book via private message on this forum. It turned out that he was in New Orleans at the time, a mere 70 miles from my home. He was gracious enough to stop by my classroom and speak to my students about his adventure turned tragic. It was a humbling event that I feel honored to be a part of in a small way. I'm glad he is in possession of this book.
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Leo Sherman just gave an interview that provided a few pieces of infomation regarding last months tragedy resulting in the loss his two crew mates:

RESCUE AT SEA -- chicagotribune.com

I'm hoping you don't have to register to see the story.

Not all cats have escape hatches. This storm is reminiscent of the Queen's birthday Storm, although all 4 catamarans caught in that one made it just fine. The unfortunate loss of life was in monos.

We don't know how hard they were pushing the boat, nor what type of keel it had. Anyone know if she had dagger boards down?
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. Anyone know if she had dagger boards down?
Nothing to do with dagger boards. Breaking waves was what was said in the article. So its parachute anchor time.
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