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Old 15-09-2015, 02:57   #1
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MOD70 Trimaran “Race for Water” capsized in Indian Ocean… crew rescued.

Pitty and unusually... and hopefully not another MOD70 gone from the water.


Lets see if MOD70 "RfW" will be refitted by UN and UNESCO budget... the Swiss NGO (foundation) mainly is financed from.

Fully reports here: http://bit.ly/1USaj2C
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Never sail on a MOD70 when being tired in difficult conditions.

We already can learn from, citiation the skipper Stève Ravussin: "Big swell, high waves, and the fact that the crew were tired after the 32,000 miles"

Simply conclusion: Never sail on a MOD70 when being tired in difficult conditions.

Hopefully they manage it to rescue and righten the boat... would be a pitty for this beauty drifting overheaded through the Indian ocean.
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Unhappy Re: MOD70 Trimaran “Race for Water” capsized in Indian Ocean… crew rescued.

The latest update is they towed the R4WO all the way to Diego Garcia with the Pacific Marlin this morning. Still capsized... R4WO is going to be trashed after towing it capsized that far.
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Re: MOD70 Trimaran “Race for Water” capsized in Indian Ocean… crew rescued.

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The latest update is they towed the R4WO all the way to Diego Garcia with the Pacific Marlin this morning. Still capsized... R4WO is going to be trashed after towing it capsized that far.
Out there are many of the racers sitting on dry land and rottening (as we can see on the warft area in Solac Sur Mer / France)... hope that wont happen to R4WO.



So looked the boat in "good shape"... it is the Multi 50 Trimaran with sponsor Arkema-Region Aquitaine


Officially the HQ says: "The righting of the trimaran will take place with the help of a crane tomorrow (on 17th) in the military harbor."
Source: Logbooks - Race for Water

All depends on the damages. The rig, eventually a broken mast might have damaged the boat heavily. Who knows... proably it will become an expensive refitting... quickly 400-500,000 US dollars if they should require a new Carbon rotation wing mast.

Let's see.... doesnt make sense to speculate around. Let's hope for the best that this boat isnt lost forever.
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