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    Rambler Capsize

    August 16, 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 Coxswain Kieron Cotter here.

    Kieron has nearly 40 years service with the RNLA, dating back to the Air India tragedy and Fastnet 1979.

    Irish Times interviews some of the crew ashore at Baltimore Sailing Club here.

    Video from the Irish Examiner:


    RNLI Press Release about the shout.

    Baltimore Lifeboat Station on Facebook.

    Diver and Lifeboat mechanic Gerry Smith at Aquaventures.

    Good coverage on RTE Morning Ireland, interview with owner in Part One and interviews with helmsman Earl Williams and rescuer Gerry Smith in Part Two (both are mp3 files)

    Video interview with owner George David

    Video on RORC website with aerial film of rescue here.

    Press Association video, with two crew interviews

    Two RTE tv news reports here

    Rambler towed into Barley Cove

    Rambler rolled back upright in Barley Cove before being towed to Baltimore.  What remained of the broken rig was cut away first and buoyed.


    Film taken of Rambler in Baltimore harbour from the Cape Clear ferry.


    Short video of Rambler approching the Fastnet in murky conditions.


    For the record:

    Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire set a new course record with an elapsed time of 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (32 hrs, 48 mins), and an average speed around the course of 18.5 knots.

    Volvo 70 Abu Dhabi set a new monohull record of 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes.

    More race info from RORC.

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