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Old 06-02-2016, 09:13   #1
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Oyster Yacht in Storm Video

While crossing the Strait of Bonifacio in late September 2015 on our Oyster 53 sailing yacht, we encountered Force 9.5 sustained (40-50 knot) winds and 20-25 foot (7-8 meter) seas. We expected 38 knots while threading the needle between two storm fronts, but instead... we got a little more.

Please enjoy the ride!

I know some folks will be curious as to what preparations we made and the sails used, so here goes...

Since the seas were going to be behind us or broadside, we had only our main sail up furled to less than 25%, and chose to have the staysail ready but to not use it unless we absolutely needed to do so. Our staysail furling line had issues and it was somewhat doubtful that I'd be able to furl in the sail. The 100hp Yanmar engine was running at 2200rpm (40-50hp) mainly to aid with steering. Mostly, we were surfing.

The Strait of Bonifacio is the passage between Corsica and Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Great vid, great weather, great boat!!! but those MB stored in the stern pulpit not a good idea..... Cheers.....
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The boat looks right at home in that weather!
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:23   #4
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Great vid, great weather, great boat!!! but those MB stored in the stern pulpit not a good idea..... Cheers.....
Agreed. This upcoming season, we're tossing out the now rusty old mountain bikes. I just purchased two Brompton folding bikes that will live below in the forward cabin when not in use.
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While crossing the Strait of Bonifacio in late September 2015 on our Oyster 53 sailing yacht, we encountered Force 9.5 sustained (40-50 knot) winds and 20-25 foot (7-8 meter) seas. We expected 38 knots while threading the needle between two storm fronts, but instead... we got a little more.

Please enjoy the ride!

I know some folks will be curious as to what preparations we made and the sails used, so here goes...

Since the seas were going to be behind us or broadside, we had only our main sail up furled to less than 25%, and chose to have the staysail ready but to not use it unless we absolutely needed to do so. Our staysail furling line had issues and it was somewhat doubtful that I'd be able to furl in the sail. The 100hp Yanmar engine was running at 2200rpm (40-50hp) mainly to aid with steering. Mostly, we were surfing.

The Strait of Bonifacio is the passage between Corsica and Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Thanks.

The boat came in handy on that particular day. We were in the same nasty weather for nine hours straight on our way down to Portisco Sardinia having started out 20 miles north of Bonifacio, Corsica. We'd been turned back by one of the storms one day earlier just off Bonifacio and couldn't make headway into the 45 knot winds encountered around 1am. It was like a wall of white water.
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Nice... soundtrack is good as well..
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Re: Oyster Yacht in Storm Video

The mate is reading quietly from the iPad or playing a video game or a cross word puzzle. I wonder what pastoral story it might be. How can anyone concentrate in that mess.
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Or looking at navigation software...
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The mate is reading quietly from the iPad or playing a video game or a cross word puzzle. I wonder what pastoral story it might be. How can anyone concentrate in that mess.
Pammymac is actually navigating using Nobeltec or INavx on the ipad and monitoring the radar screen.
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Ken, nice video. You've come along way since you old Hunter.


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Good vid Ken; love the music!
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hates the music. I wanted to hear the howl of the wind only.
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Bet you weren't wishing you had a smaller boat.
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Nice video, Ken!
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