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Old 31-05-2015, 22:01   #1
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Tasmanian Yacht runs aground

Thought my fellow armchair sailors might be interested in this video that was released today which occurred in Winds over the weekend. I'm not sure why, but apparently, according to a local rag they put out into this weather.

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Looks like a steel hull so some chance of salvage.
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Salvaged....
Gales drive yacht on to rocks | The Mercury

Dents... loss of face....
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this weather does not look all that much. hard to see why sails and motor would not push more in desired direction.
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A nice sailing breeze........probably a bit chilly if the temp at Campo Pingo is anything to go by....
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The report says 32 knots which was very obviously wrong.

To me, it looks like they continued to try to fight it instead of turning around and letting it go. Always when the ***** hits the fan and your so close to land, head out further.
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The report says 32 knots which was very obviously wrong.

To me, it looks like they continued to try to fight it instead of turning around and letting it go. Always when the ***** hits the fan and your so close to land, head out further.
You're absolutely right, RC, but how sad. .....And how typical of non-experienced sailors.

Where exactly is Tranmere? If they were headed for PoW Bay, that must be on the west side, eh?

Hope they get out of it without too much loss.

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The report says 32 knots which was very obviously wrong.
How so?

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They came ashore on the eastern side of the Derwent Jim, it was in a strong westerly wind.
Looks like no motor and couldn't tack off the shore, sails don't look too flash and she was reaching in the video.
There were some nasty gusts that day, over fifty knots.
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They came ashore on the eastern side of the Derwent Jim, it was in a strong westerly wind.
There were some nasty gusts that day, over fifty knots.
Thanks for that, Olaf. Couldn't recognize the shoreline in the pix.

But gusts of fifty are what you expect when the f/c is for 32, more or less. As we are continually reminded " gusts may be 40% stronger than the averages given here".

At any rate, it is always sad to see what looks like a nice yacht on the rocks. Sounds like they got off OK, and may have now some "experience" that will help them in the future.

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risking mono devoters anger, will say it anyway.

this is weather condomarans love. 90 deg tacks true against weather and 7 - 10 kn speed.

For comfort one slows down to 7-8 and enjoys drinks in cockpit.
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whatever
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risking mono devoters anger, will say it anyway.

this is weather condomarans love. 90 deg tacks true against weather and 7 - 10 kn speed.

For comfort one slows down to 7-8 and enjoys drinks in cockpit.
Even in a cat that would be uncomfortable seas. I presume your being sarcastic? Having a laugh?
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90 deg tacks true in those conditions? Not in a condomaran - (especially a Lagoon )
Dream on.
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90 deg tacks true in those conditions? Not in a condomaran - (especially a Lagoon )
Dream on.
that were exactly my thoughts before I have done it.
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