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    Bang in the Bow!

    Monday, June 25th, 2012

    Last Saturday’s National Yacht Club Regatta was sailed in breezy conditions, touching 25 knots which made for exhilarating racing. However a few of the SB20’s (formally known as the SB3) had some unfortunate mishaps, including the boat pictured above. The owner (no names!) has asked me to repair the boat and you can follow the […]

    Rambler Capsize

    Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

    Dramatic action between the Rock and the Paentanius turning buoy where the maxi yacht Rambler 100 capsized during the 2011 Fastnet Race.  Picture above taken by Phaedo’s media crew aboard Gerry Smith’s dive boat Wave Chieftain. Here is Baltimore Lifeboat Hilda Jarrett after taking 16 sailors aboard. Sky news has a good interview with Lifeboat […]

    Saturday Oops – Cowes week crossing

    Monday, August 8th, 2011

    This video from Saturday’s opening race at Cowes Week  shows the yacht Atalanta, sail number IRL 7533, in a bit of bother. Replay the video and pause at 23 seconds to see a crew member bail out overboard on the windward side. The 2002-built Corby 33 Atalanta has an IRL sail number but is most […]

    Thursday Oops — Ferry Lift Fail

    Thursday, April 7th, 2011

    The former Rossaveal – Aran ferry Clan Na Oileann fell from the slings of the cargo vessel Thor Gitta in Galway Docks this morning.  The ferry and her sister ship Clan Eagle 1 were to be loaded onto the cargo vessel for shipment to Mauritius. The two almost-new ferries had been built for Bad Arann […]

    The Friday Oops!

    Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Haven’t had one as good as this in a while, nobody injured. Marjatta on the left, owned by Guido Broggi (ITA) and Harlekin with owner Jean Yves Redor (FRA) on the helm during race two of the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez regatta on Wednesday.  Harlekin lost her mast, Marjatta was DSQed.  Three of Harlekin’s crew […]

    Cab to auction boat seized in €440m west Cork drug raid

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010

    The 35-foot catamaran Lucky Day seized in the €440 million west Cork drug haul on 2 July 2007 is to be auctioned by the Criminal Assets Bureau next month. Two rigid inflatables, four outboard engines, two trailers and three 4×4 vehicles used in the botched attempt to smuggle cocaine are also being sold on behalf […]

    The Friday Oops!

    Friday, October 16th, 2009

    I have no idea what this one is about…or why the Lifeboat guy is smiling. This one happened in north Brittany.  The boat was floated off, undamaged, at the following high tide.

    The Friday Oops!

    Friday, October 9th, 2009

    This boat drop apparently happened last January in  Puerto de Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The boat is said to be an Altamar 64 and was being loaded onto the ship for transport to Dubai. Here is what the new owner was, no doubt, looking forward to, except the de rigeur bikini babe on the bow […]

    The Friday Oops! 25 Sept 2009

    Friday, September 25th, 2009

    San Diego, I think.