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post #138 of Old 05-14-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

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Originally Posted by jephotog View Post
Besides the chance of catastrophic failure and pitchpoling there is the chance of collision with these ultra high speed non maneuverable boats. Having watched the previous cat races, I feel that also has the potential for fatalities. There are a lot of ways that these boats are dangerous.
This is actually a very, very good point. This is where the real danger lies...when the boats are actually racing together. Think about it, both 72' boats up on foils at 40+ knots, screaming to the weather mark just yards apart and having to make a big, edgy move...

That's going to be very hairy.

These dudes are seriously ballsy.
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