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Old 01-07-2012, 13:47   #1
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2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

Can't find too much about the Gem.

We of course want every detail as to how it happened.

We do know though - They were racing.

Dramatic Round The Island Race Draws to a Close

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9791...race/?ref=mmsp
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Old 01-07-2012, 14:18   #2
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I live there - but I didn't even know that it had happened! If I find out anything I'll let you know.
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Old 01-07-2012, 14:27   #3
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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

Mentioned on the BBC Local News that there was one capsize, winds were forecast at 6 to 7, a decent blow for the smaller yachts.
http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk
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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

There is a thread about it on another forum.

Multihull RTIT capsize - Yachting and Boating World Forums
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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

From that other Forum (where there seems to be a total lack of Moderation).

Some facts from my young son suggest that the boat tripped over one of the boards. Another post said the gemini can be scary 70 degrees of the wind/beam sea because it is possible to lift a hull with the leeward board down and sailed hard. Keep the windward board down and the gemini apparently behaves fine even sailed hard. I would suggest low aspect ratio keels are the domain of true cruising cat. The gemini and other similiar catamarans with boards require more care.

As often stated by me and many others, sailing with the windward board down is relatively safe, the lee board is stupidity that requires very quick right first time action by the helm and crew to avoid a capsize. AmericA's cup crew can be caught out, for a day sailing skipper - well I don't mind if he's solo - Oh, and not passing upwind of me.
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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

http://www.cowesonline.com/d/Round%2...Race%20Lge.mov

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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

Con-a-chair,
I sailed a Cat, I studied hard to understand cats. Why they work so well. And I sailed it, in the sort of weather they were sailing in, in the same waters.
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That was last year and that is a Tri.
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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

Here it is.

It was still floating here.

But not very well.
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That was last year and that is a Tri.
And for a mono to reach the speeds of that tri it would have to be dropped of a 10 story building
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Re: 2012 Round The Island Race (& Gemini capsize)

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Here it is.

It was still floating here.

But not very well.
Is that typical?
It's sometimes claimed multihuls can act as liferaft. There would not be much to keep you dry there if it does not sink completly in the near future.

There is very little sea and the hulls presumably were not punctured so its likely this would be the best case for a Gemini.
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Con-a-chair,
I sailed a Cat, I studied hard to understand cats. Why they work so well. And I sailed it, in the sort of weather they were sailing in, in the same waters.
Wasnīt having a dig at you

Just a little satire on what happens on forum threads.

Anyway, the thames barge race at Pin Mill was a much nicer place to be at the weekend.
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Is that typical?
It's sometimes claimed multihuls can act as liferaft. There would not be much to keep you dry there if it does not sink completly in the near future.

There is very little sea and the hulls presumably were not punctured so its likely this would be the best case for a Gemini.
If you look at the pics of the Gemini and the video of the trimaran you will notice a big difference, one floating well on top of the water and one pretty far down. I think the difference is the Gemini is solid glass and the tri foam cored, a lot more flotation.
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Is that typical?
It's sometimes claimed multihuls can act as liferaft. There would not be much to keep you dry there if it does not sink completly in the near future.

There is very little sea and the hulls presumably were not punctured so its likely this would be the best case for a Gemini.
Yea, That ain't real good is it?
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