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fxykty 13-08-2019 01:25

Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Not much info yet, but this story https://nzh.tw/12257976 shows pictures of a 50 foot cat flipped upside down and a monohull sunk in its berth at Westhaven Marina, near downtown Auckland. Wow! The cat looks like a relatively lightweight racing boat. The monohull looks around 35 feet and sitting on its keel with just a bow protruding.

Chotu 13-08-2019 03:45

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
For the thousands and thousands of mono vs multi storm survivability posts in this forum, it looks like a "portacabin" is the best and most seaworthy thing to be in when the sh!t hits the fan. Ha ha ha.

kev_rm 13-08-2019 04:08

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
I think the wind gust estimate (90km/h) was a bit.. low. :whistling:

fxykty 13-08-2019 12:33

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Another story adds some more detail. Up to 75 boats damaged at the marina. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-z...en-marina.html

There were a series of microbursts as the thunderstorm front moved across Auckland. I havenít heard of boats being damaged or flipped/sunk before though. At least not while not sailing.

JPA Cate 13-08-2019 14:40

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Rare events, and very sad for the owners of the boats. I noticed the power supply to the slip had departed the dock by the mono.

The flipping of the Rosella is really sad, just after a re-fit, no wonder the owners say it's left them "gutted." Boy, that would be a terrible phone call to receive. "Okay, re-plan your lives RIGHT NOW!" It does sometimes happen in a microburst. One at Kettering in Tasmania maybe 3 yrs. ago, maybe 4, now, but the cat came down on a mono, doing considerable damage to both.

Ann

fxykty 13-08-2019 14:50

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Yeah, I just saw that the cat is Rosella, a 17.5m Schionning Waterline. We considered that boat before buying ours. I really hope they can salvage her and that the mast hitting the bottom during the flip didnít damage the superstructure. Apparently they were on a pile mooring and their lines were snapped. Theyíre reporting gusts to 200km/hr (near 90 knots).

IslandHopper 13-08-2019 15:21

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fxykty (Post 2953135)
Yeah, I just saw that the cat is Rosella, a 17.5m Schionning Waterline. We considered that boat before buying ours. I really hope they can salvage her and that the mast hitting the bottom during the flip didnít damage the superstructure. Apparently they were on a pile mooring and their lines were snapped. Theyíre reporting gusts to 200km/hr (near 90 knots).

Dam shame that, lovely looking boat...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6htOymDro2M

mikedefieslife 13-08-2019 15:23

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotu (Post 2952714)
For the thousands and thousands of mono vs multi storm survivability posts in this forum, it looks like a "portacabin" is the best and most seaworthy thing to be in when the sh!t hits the fan. Ha ha ha.

Perhaps there should be a poll. Which is more seaworthy mono, cat, or portacabin. Think I'd prefer to be on the upturned cat space-wise, but the portacabin still has some walls so you've got protection from the wind.

Anyway, not great for those involved, but these events happen. Like the super short storm in Nidri Greece some time back that sunk monos, flipped a cat, and killed 6 people. It is what it is.

belizesailor 13-08-2019 17:45

Re: Mini tornado overturns catamaran and sinks a monohull in Auckland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotu (Post 2952714)
For the thousands and thousands of mono vs multi storm survivability posts in this forum, it looks like a "portacabin" is the best and most seaworthy thing to be in when the sh!t hits the fan. Ha ha ha.

Yeah, but whats its VMG to windward? [emoji6]


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