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Old 02-02-2016, 11:54   #31
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Re: Yacht rolled onto her side

It happened in Zumaia. Old thread: Bad Bad Day (but vimeo video does no longer work or, better said, is private now)

On page 8 (Bad Bad Day) there is an account of what happened:

"There was a swell, but nothing out of this world. (Our boats) had been racing, and on returning ...
Really bad luck, because it was an exceptional breaker. In the end, of the four (overboard), two had lifevests, not the others, among whom was the skipper. We spoke with them when they arrived at the wharf; they were relaxed and had not become frightened at any point. The two with no vests held onto those who had them, and being unable to swim, lay on their backs while awaiting rescue. A scary encounter with an unheralded breaker."
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Old 02-02-2016, 13:40   #32
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It happened in Zumaia. Old thread: Bad Bad Day (but vimeo video does no longer work or, better said, is private now)

On page 8 (Bad Bad Day) there is an account of what happened:

"There was a swell, but nothing out of this world. (Our boats) had been racing, and on returning ...
Really bad luck, because it was an exceptional breaker. In the end, of the four (overboard), two had lifevests, not the others, among whom was the skipper. We spoke with them when they arrived at the wharf; they were relaxed and had not become frightened at any point. The two with no vests held onto those who had them, and being unable to swim, lay on their backs while awaiting rescue. A scary encounter with an unheralded breaker."
Unable to swim and with no life vests I really hope they learnt their lesson and wear them thereafter.
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Old 02-02-2016, 17:31   #33
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Its the narrow entrance to the Ala Wai. When there is a southern swell, the waves funnel into the area from Diamond Head down to the airport. Can really build up as the ocean goes from about a mile deep to 20 feet deep within about a two mile range. Good if your a surfer, not so good if you are trying to enter or leave the harbor.

I respectfully disagree. photo is probably



Orrura Senotia Spain. I found the original post where it was spotted.









you all might like this one

and here is the original video reversed - on the internet, what do you trust?


Here is Orrura from Google Earth. Note the shoal where the swimmers wound up. Too shallow for the sail boat to pick up. Check out the photos on Google Earth for this location. I think you will recognize the wall.
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Old 02-02-2016, 22:53   #34
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Re: Yacht rolled onto her side

Once a boat is caught in surf like this with insufficient power, Im not sure there is an adequate defence.

The dynamics are such that the boat is doing what it is designed to do, it will try to turn around to face the oncoming pressure because that is its dynamically stable position, and in the process of doing so will broach.
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I was looking for this one, only found it today by accident:

In Italy, great sailing, these guys are good, racing crews, but even so it seems one did not make it.
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Re: Yacht rolled onto her side

The first one made it BECAUSE she was under full sail and maybe full
power.
The blue boat did not have enough fore sail up to surf with the waves.
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