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Old 29-11-2014, 12:55   #1
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Team Vestas hits reef

Sounds like the volvo racer is on a reef,no injuries but boat may be abandoned.
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Old 29-11-2014, 13:25   #2
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

Google on team Vesta volvo ocean race, and you can see the article. Nothing in it suggests how they happened to run aground on these reefs.
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Old 29-11-2014, 13:32   #3
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

Hard to believe.
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

I see no ref on Google (except this post)? I DO see a ref that they were gaining and DOUBLE REEFED.....?
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Old 29-11-2014, 13:57   #5
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

They run aground on one of the best exotic dive sites in the middle of the Indian ocean. I am dreaming to be on that reef once (without boat)!
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

Latest position of Team Vesta:
http://www.volvooceanrace.com/static...eg02_00089.txt

16-48.30S
59-34.53E

I hope to learn how this happened.

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Latest position of Team Vesta:
http://www.volvooceanrace.com/static...eg02_00089.txt

16-48.30S
59-34.53E

I hope to learn how this happened.

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No mystery... it's a fin keel and spade rudder right? haha
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Hard to believe.
Yes absolutely no excuses with a full time navigator, high tech navigation systems and a full crew. That can only means they were trying to cut it as short as possible without giving it an adequate safety distance.

It looks like this veteran sailors are among the ones that don't know that the plotter information not always coincide with reality.

I bet they are going to say that on the plotter they were passing out of the shoals

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No mystery... it's a fin keel and spade rudder right? haha
Wrong Anchor and not enough chain. http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...es/biggrin.gif
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

It happens in the best of families...
US Navy Minesweeper Runs Aground on Reef in the Philippines - ABC News

Srsly, the further off the mainstream, the less accurate / more obsolete the charts. The e-version is no better than the input, or GIGO.
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They may have hit the reef but they would have run straight into the island.

No excuse, Wouter Verbaak and his skipper made a schoolboy error.


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From skipper
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They may have hit the reef but they would have run straight into the island.

No excuse, Wouter Verbaak and his skipper made a schoolboy error.


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Read the excuse was that the reef/island did not show up on their chartplotter unless "fully zoomed".
Another case of a racer thinking ahead rather than looking ahead.
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I've seen Ian Walker's (skipper Abu Dhabi) video and he says the same thing. The island only shows in certain layers. Excuse me??? If an amateur cruiser would make this mistake, he would - IMHO rightly - be crucified. Everyone - every sailor - knows not to only rely on a computer screen. These guys are supposed to be the best in the business, and they blame electronics?

Get back to basics and check a navigational chart every couple of hours, VOR skippers!

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