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    Archive for August, 2011

    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 […]

    Fastnet Race 2011

    Sunday, August 14th, 2011

    — The Fastnet Race starts this morning with 350 boats entered.  Starting at noon off Cowes, the 605 nautical mile race to the Fastnet and then to the finish at Plymouth is likely to be rather windy. I’ll be watching for Barry and Andy aboard Dinah, racing double handed in Class 3. Other Irish boats […]

    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 […]