Carnage at US Nationals, Seattle
20 - 22 May 2005

On the last day of the 2005 J/24 U.S. National Championship regatta (Sunday, May 22), a 37-knot puff tossed the boats around like toothpicks. About six boats were knocked on their sides by the gust, two fully capsized, and one of those two, the Magic Hat of Snohomish, WA, turned all the way over and sank.

None of the crew of the Magic Hat were injured, and rescue boats were on the scene before Magic Hat went down.
Magic Hat capsized
Cabin hatches were open
I have no idea why this guy seeks to save the rudder
Another boat

The raising of J-24 Jack Be Nimble USA 3888 after it was almost lost in 30 knots of wind at the 2006 J24 North Americans in Rochester, N.Y.  They saved the beer!

This newer J stayed afloat at the same event, charted by a Chilean team.

The Greeks turtle a J here.
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