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Old 11-05-2013
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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
Paulo,
...Jon Sanders ... did not break a mast on any boat he has circummnavigated on. Your are right he has done many 180 degree knock downs- but never broke a mast doing so. An example of the safety of the boats he sails.

Please correct your self. Jon Sanders never had to jury rig the S&S 34 he did his double non stop circummnavigation.

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Yes you are right. That was another famous circumnavigator that broke the mast when rolled and end up its circumnavigation under Jury-Rig.

The S&S 34 boat was rolled 180º but he Sanders had a lot of luck and the mast stayed in on piece. Masts broke almost always on a 180º roll. It has not to do with the boat but with the masts. Other S&S 34 had broke the mast on less than a roll.

A roll is a very dangerous situation and even if the mast remains intact a lot of wrong things can happen, if we there is not a lot of luck. Take a look:



His bigger boat, used for the triple circumnavigation, notwithstanding have been caught in a huge storm and knock down several times, always resisted to be rolled. Never passed 110º and that on the worst knock down.

About Jon Sanders' Triple Circumnavigation of the World

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Paulo
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