The crew of Skandia,
scurrying off the floundering maxi. The boat later lost its canting keel and
capsized. Great photo from Ian Mainsbridge/PPL.
The boat you see in the photos is Gino
Motori, 12 meter open boat from Croatia. Last weekend he sailed on a 100 miles
offshore race from Vodice around rock Jabuka in the middle of the Adriatic and
back. Start was supposed to be 22.00 but it was delayed due to strong North
Easterly winds to 6.00 Saturday morning. Gino rounded rock Jabuka first,
followed by AA (IMX 45) and Duh Ultre (open 40). Few hundred meters after
Jabuka, going upwind in 20 knots his keel fell off. Crew ( 9 of them) was
saved by AA (skipper Darko Prizmic) and all of them are ok.
Subject to ratification by the WSSRC, the
overall sailing speed record has been beaten last weekend by sailboarder Finian
Maynard after a 46.82 knots run in the sailing speed channel of Les Saintes
Maries de la mer (France). Wild.
John Ilett in Perth Australien hat ein Unterwasserflügelsystem erfunden, mit
dessen Hilfe Segelboote aus dem Wasser abheben. Das Prinzip ist einfach:
Anstelle des Schwerts und des Steuerruders Flügel, die mit Klappen am Ende der
Tragflächen, wie bei den Flugzeugen, gesteuert werden.
Böbbi Schiess und Pit Müller vom Segel Club Cham haben ihre Zweimann-Trapezjolle
‚i14’ als weltweit eines der ersten Doppeltrapezboote damit ausgerüstet.
!!! even better than the
real thing !!!
This is a PC that belongs to a
prominent lawyer who is often involved in the thick of intense legal sailing
issues. As you can see, the boat is floating a bit low - sunk at the dock in
fact by someone who stuffed a hose down below and turned it on. That is a
scumbag move of the lowest order. ......
are some things you just don't fuck with,
and a guy's boat is one of them!
one takes a bit of looking, but the story has it this is a 50' yacht that shall
remain nameless having a worse than bad day. The incident occurred before a
Friday afternoon rum race in Auckland New Zealand. The yacht tried to sail under
the harbour bridge and misjudged the height of the mast and ended up stuck
between the bridge supports. Oops.
Flemming was in the mast in 5-6 min.
Then the boat start to tick-tack. There was nothing to do - problem with the
It is the 144' Mari Cha running into the
back end of the VOR 60 Venom at Antigua Sailing Week. That the Big Rig Mari Cha
got in some trouble on a crowded start line is no surprise (You try steering it),
the remarkable part is how little damage there was to Venom. Picture uncredited.
!!! mari-cha-pic !!!