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Fiveslide 13-01-2015 12:52

Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Sailing star Ben Ainslie rescued by Sir Richard Branson

Ben Ainslie's honeymoon distress call answered by Sir Richard Branson - CNN.com

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letsgetsailing3 13-01-2015 13:39

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
If you're going to get rescued, you're truly lucky to have Richard Branson answer the call, and let you spend a few days on Necker Island.

robert sailor 13-01-2015 14:19

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Sounds more like a PR thing. I mean who can't look after a furling main when its stuck?

carstenb 14-01-2015 00:03

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robert sailor (Post 1724052)
Sounds more like a PR thing. I mean who can't look after a furling main when its stuck?

Maybe it is the difference between being great at racing small boats and cruising in larger keel boats.

Rubikoop 14-01-2015 00:23

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robert sailor (Post 1724052)
Sounds more like a PR thing. I mean who can't look after a furling main when its stuck?


Have you seen the photos? Looks to me like the foil extrusion got pulled out thru the slot in the mast.

I happened to get to spend a couple of hours chatting with Sir Ben and his lovely bride Georgie a couple of weeks ago. He has had some challenges with his beautiful boat Rita. I can think of far worse places to be needing repairs!!!


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robert sailor 14-01-2015 03:28

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubikoop (Post 1724353)
Have you seen the photos? Looks to me like the foil extrusion got pulled out thru the slot in the mast.

I happened to get to spend a couple of hours chatting with Sir Ben and his lovely bride Georgie a couple of weeks ago. He has had some challenges with his beautiful boat Rita. I can think of far worse places to be needing repairs!!!


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OK but you are going to put out a mayday or pan for that??

Rubikoop 14-01-2015 04:53

Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
No, I don't have inmast furling. :-)
I don't even have standing rigging!!


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FP38 14-01-2015 07:31

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Would have thought on a charter boat, pan pan would be insurance requirment, with any "major" problem

Rubikoop 14-01-2015 07:38

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Rita isn't a charter boat.

As an employee of a charter base I've never heard of issuing a pan pan for insurance coverage. How could verification of a pan pan be made?


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Suijin 14-01-2015 08:28

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
That's a sweet lookin' ride.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QRIh3uwaz3...ta5Berthon.jpg

As far as the in-mast furling goes, maybe it came with it. :)

Cheechako 14-01-2015 08:43

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Cant be a problem with in-mast furling ....we all know that stuff is perfect! Must have been Ainslee's lack of sailing knowledge!

boatman61 14-01-2015 08:48

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Trouble with in mast furlers is going round in circles does not solve the problem the way it does with a genoa..:biggrin:

robert sailor 14-01-2015 08:56

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 1724633)
Trouble with in mast furlers is going round in circles does not solve the problem the way it does with a genoa..:biggrin:

Ya those damn wires get in the road, send the light weight wifey up the mast with a sharp knife if you are in dire straights or if its lighter winds go somewhere and drop the hook and fool around with it.

scuba0_1 14-01-2015 09:04

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
Oh that's it, now were all going to get rid of or in mast furling system. Who knew boat parts break. Esp on big expensive boats like that.

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SaltyMonkey 14-01-2015 09:13

Re: Ben Ainslie "rescued" from a charter boat. ;-)
 
I think if I had a boat near Sir Nub Nub's island, and saw a yummy barbecue and swimming pool, my furler would also suddenly for some unexpected reason fail too!

:devil: :D


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