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Re: One dead, four missing in Farallones sailboat race

Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post
Wow! I've never seen a sailboat carried by a chopper before. It was interesting that the boat stayed beam to the wind. Maybe the straps had something to do with that or maybe the rudder was set to create that. I half expected to see the boat either spinning or bow into the wind.
I suspect that the cable that the helicopter uses is an anti-torsion design so that whatever it is hauling will not start spinning due to the wind created by the rotor blades.
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