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Old 14-10-2013, 18:51   #1
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Anyone see the round the world sailor Mas.Dick flip his catamaran over during sea trials? hope hes ok ,looked scary!..
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Old 14-10-2013, 19:58   #2
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Old 14-10-2013, 20:34   #3
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I saw the story on the Bing server page..its still there..
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Old 15-10-2013, 10:27   #4
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Chavirage de VIRBAC-PAPREC 70/vidéo hélico - Vidéo Dailymotion

J.P. Dick hurt his back a bit. But nothing serious

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Old 15-10-2013, 15:09   #5
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Isn't that a trimaran?

There is a story with video in the electronic Latitude 38... man that thing went over easy!
Probably not quite as gentle as it looked!

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Holy smokes, that is amazing how fast she got to the heel "point of no return", but sailed on and on, on her side. No wonder he hurt his back, what a fall from the boat to the water, then the darn boat practically drops right on top of him.
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I dont know dick..... just sayin'... haha

Man, It's amazing how far up he goes and how long he stays there... was this intentional? I didnt see anyone release the mainsheet... and yes..... it's a tri....
Almost looked like if he had built extra rudders pointing out from the hull he could have just sailed on heeled at about 90 degrees!
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Old 15-10-2013, 17:14   #8
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This is the second MOD70 to capsize in the last few months. It is certainly making the decision to restrict the width seem a little questionable.
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There was press on board and a helicopter filming, maybe they were doing a bit of grandstanding and got caught out by those shifting gusts. Either way, clearly the sheethands were toooo slow.

I wouldn't be questioning the design because of this incident, human error all the way. imho.
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If it weren't for the fact that pretty much the exact same thing happened just a few months ago on another MOD70 I would agree with you. But these boats are supposed to be round the world racers, and now two of them have flipped in moderate conditions (relative to the design parameters).
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That one fellow is seen running for something,dont guess he made it in time..Sure looked cool going along on one hull,almost thought it would fall back down..It cant ever be a good thing when they put a hatch on the bottom of the hull!! thanx CHAS
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Old 15-10-2013, 21:08   #12
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Boy, those hulls are incredibly narrow.
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I am not sure if i can post this (If not please remove mods) but Sailing Anarchy has video on its front page both externally and from the press crew inside the hull as it went over
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