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Old 23-02-2007, 10:57   #1
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Lagoon 380 Tragedy

does anybody know more? appearantly they were on their way to Annapolis for handover to the owner. Very tragic, our thoughts are with the family of the skipper


Sailor dies, two crewmen rescued 200 miles at sea


Rescue: Photo Glenn Tucker This is the US Coast Guard helicopter crew that rescued two sailors from a capsized catamaran some 200 miles off Bermuda Pictured are Lt CommanderAdam Kerr, Lt. Andy Schanno, Tom Romero, and Michael Ackermann. By Tim Smith

A sailor died and two others are in hospital after being forced to cling to their capsized boat for up to nine hours as 30-feet waves battered them in a ferocious storm.
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Old 23-02-2007, 18:38   #2
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article in YBW - 'Skipper froze to death as we clung to capsized cat'
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Old 23-02-2007, 19:35   #3
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Old 24-02-2007, 00:16   #4
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All French cats over 35 ft have to have escape hatches that can be accessed from both sides in the event of a capsize. Surely they'd have been able to get back inside the hull to shelter?
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More on the off-shore search & rescue case ~ by Peter Stinson (The Tidewater Muse)
This appears to be a transcript of the the Coast Guard report:
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Old 24-02-2007, 06:50   #6
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It was a Lagoon 440. The family reports the tragedy here:
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those cats sail nice and level ... but when they go over ... they don't come back up.

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those cats sail nice and level ... but when they go over ... they don't come back up.
Not Quite the same thing as a Lagoon 440 me think's

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Not Quite the same thing as a Lagoon 440 me think's

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Not the same boat, however the same principle, cat's are just as stable inverted as they are right side up.
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Anyone hear anthing new? Was a drogue or a sea anchor used?


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Not the same boat, however the same principle, cat's are just as stable inverted as they are right side up.
Yes. and mono's acheive maximum stability right side up. Sitting on the bottom. Pro's and cons for both. I prefer to be afloat. You can make your own choice.
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Cat stability...

I would expect that a sailing catamaran would be more stable upside down.
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I've read 37, 38, and 39-foot catamaran, but I couldn't find the type. One of the crew said they had no choice but to "run with it" when the wind came up. That sounds a little like no drogue. Apparently one particularly large wave broke over the boat and flipped it.
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MY sympathies go to the family and I'm sure the crew did all they could in the circumstances.

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Lagoon 440 tragedy

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I've read 37, 38, and 39-foot catamaran, but I couldn't find the type. One of the crew said they had no choice but to "run with it" when the wind came up. That sounds a little like no drogue. Apparently one particularly large wave broke over the boat and flipped it.
It was a Lagoon 440 not 380 as originally thought.
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