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Old 14-07-2017, 11:15   #1
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Keel failure - renowed yacht designer and owner drowned

I have found no mention of the accident of the yacht Capella on 01/07 during the Light Vessel race in the North sea.
Yacht owner and renowned yacht designer Frans Maas and 2 other crew lost their lifes. 3 crew that managed to stay with the overturned hull were rescued.
The investigation in the causes is ongoing. The hull has been salvaged and is on the hard.
The mystery is complete. A well known yacht designer on a yacht he designed and owned and the keel falls off. So sudden without warning that they had no time for a mayday.
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Old 14-07-2017, 11:33   #2
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Re: Keel failure - renowed yacht designer and owner drowned

Then you are no doubt intimately familiar with the similar keel loss of a Hunter yacht, I believe "Thursday's Child" with the boss of the company on board, taking out the new boat on the way to races. About 35 years ago.

Nothing new here.

In NASCAR they say "If you ain't breaking things, they were built too heavy." Same thing for racing boats.
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