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Old 01-08-2010, 18:11   #1
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Large Cat Flipped off Niue

Two men rescued from heavy seas off Niue | Stuff.co.nz
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Old 01-08-2010, 18:27   #2
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Thanks for the article. I would like to know the design of the catamaran. When I went through the Panama canal many years ago, there was a catamaran named Anna, and I wonder if it was the same one.

It was an unusual design - part homebuilt and part from a manufacturer that went out of business.
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Thanks for the article. I would like to know the design of the catamaran. When I went through the Panama canal many years ago, there was a catamaran named Anna, and I wonder if it was the same one.

It was an unusual design - part homebuilt and part from a manufacturer that went out of business.
Here is a pic of the Anna. It's an Chris White Atlantic 57.






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Apparently they'd left 6 weeks prior and encountered bad weather and had to return to NZ for repairs. So terrible luck really, but that's New Zealand sailing for ya. Things can get out of hand in a hurry.

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oh **** - i was admiring this boat in aucklands viaduct harbour just a couple of weeks ago - didnt get the name at the time.
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Old 01-08-2010, 20:11   #6
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i was admiring this boat
Ditto!...I said in a thread here somewhere that if i were to ever get a cat that would be the one....not that i could afford it but that's the one all right....sad..

I hope they get her back somehow.
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Hmmm,

I seem to recall that just a few days ago everyone was critcizing Abby S. for not scuttling her yacht when she abandoned it. Wonder why no one is saying those things this time? Maybe if they had had a teenager on board...

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PS Despite my carping, I'm sorry to hear of their misfortune, and hope that they will tell the world what happened to cause the inversion
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Hmmm,

I seem to recall that just a few days ago everyone was critcizing Abby S. for not scuttling her yacht when she abandoned it. Wonder why no one is saying those things this time? Maybe if they had had a teenager on board...

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HOLY CAT CRAP - I know these guys!! Their last post on the yacht clubs web site http://www.cmyc.org/SV%20Anna/Happy%...0of%20July.pdf
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just been skimming his blog site - seems to be a pretty straight up sort of chap, and i would expect some further details to be posted there at some stage.
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They seems having lots of bad luck. Feel very sorry for them!

The boat seems to be only one year old.
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Lovely boat. Shame it flipped.

It would be great if all these catamaran capsize incidents could be bought together on one thread so information on why/how etc could be easily accessible for all to learn from. Maybe a table of some kind?

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pretty, for a cat. Too bad.
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Does that boat have a heavy-weather steering station which is NOT completely exposed and in front of the cabin? I'd guess that one of the factors which contributed to their capsize was that the autopilot was steering because they couldn't stay out at that wheel.
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The boat do have a real pilot house with steering inside too.
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