At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Videos > Cruising Videos
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Craig Smith
  • 2 Post By killarney_sailor
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-10-2012
Craig Smith's Avatar
Anchorsmith
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 253
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Craig Smith is on a distinguished road
Arrow At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island


From the photo journal for South Georgia Island, a video of Kiwi Roa sitting out wind "bullets" of about 60 knots at Elsehul, South Georgia Island.

Peter & crew were trapped by a developing weather system that ended up generating some serious winds. Three days of constant storm and hurricane force conditions.

View the full photo journal of the South Georgia expedition at Peter's website.
cfarmer8 likes this.
__________________
Craig Smith

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Sailnet Disclosure: Craig is the son of the designer of Rocna and has a financial interest in its success.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-25-2012
chall03's Avatar
Picnic Sailor
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,544
Thanks: 15
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 13
chall03 will become famous soon enough
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

Wow. Sobering!
Great video Craig.
__________________
'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing' - Helen Keller



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-18-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
adriano.plotzki is on a distinguished road
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

Wow!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-18-2014
Bene505's Avatar
Glad I found Sailnet
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,718
Thanks: 6
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Bene505 will become famous soon enough Bene505 will become famous soon enough
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

Peter,

Great video. thank you for posting it. It's amazing seeing a bar-tight anchor chain.

Were they using a NZ-made Rocna, or one of the Chinese ones? Any idea if the Chinese mettalurgy issue has been fixed? And were the other ones replaced as part of that?

(As patent holder myself, it's better to support the original inventor of this type of anchor.)

Regards,
Brad
__________________
.
.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
.
The best minds discuss sailing. I don't know why. It's a mystery!
.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-18-2014
Group9's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,648
Thanks: 20
Thanked 60 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Group9 is on a distinguished road
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

Man, that is the stuff nightmares are made out of right there!

That was scary just to watch. Definitely a feather in the cap for whatever anchor was holding you off that lee shore in that blow!
__________________
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.


"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-18-2014
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,548
Thanks: 33
Thanked 95 Times in 78 Posts
Rep Power: 5
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

Great video

Nightmares? Nah, but also you gotta remember the location South Georgia its 55 degrees south. Its not normal cruising routes. It the high latitude stuff that is almost never done, maybe 20 boats per year? And those boats being extreme adventurers. So on the pick in 60 kts is not nightmare stuff, its expected.

In a tropical circumnavigation or general cruising in the correct season theres not much chance of it, and if it does hit it wont be fore three days!

The wind bullets kicking up the spray did remind me of when we crept into a cyclone area and paid the price of being hit by a cyclone. Its why i can be definitive about sailing in the right season lolol. The cyclone was a nightmare not because of the wind we got but what we could have got.
__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-18-2014
Group9's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,648
Thanks: 20
Thanked 60 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Group9 is on a distinguished road
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

I've had my boat anchored in 60 knots before (I live in Hurricane Alley), but not in a situation like that, and I hope I never get in one like that.
__________________
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.


"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-12-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rollie98 is on a distinguished road
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

wow
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-14-2014
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,611
Thanks: 5
Thanked 86 Times in 75 Posts
Rep Power: 9
killarney_sailor is on a distinguished road
Re: At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

We met Peter in Namibia last year. Kiwi Roa is a gorgeous boat, incredibly set up for serious cruising in potentially nasty places like this. They were rolled going from the Falklands to Cape Town with the only breakage being one 3/8" shackle.

Some people responding seemed not aware that Peter is the inventor of the Rocna anchor so it is pretty easy to guess what he was using. We talked over a beer or two about the anchor world. He said the problem with the Chinese Rocnas was not the metal but the manufacturing. The anchors were designed to be welded up from plate steel. The ones made in China that had problems were cast instead.

He had a small prototype of a new anchor that was going to be coming out as a West Marine branded product. Don't know if it there yet.

Kiwi Roa was intending to be in Greenland this summer with the plant to return to South Africa before continuing its west around circumnavigation in high latitudes. Peter had not worked out the timing but thought he could not get back to the south this year so would probably need to wait out a season in Europe. He and his girlfriend don't like warm places and prefer the cold remote spots like South Georgia, Patagonia, and the Falklands. I think he said he had five winters in the last two spots.
tdw and christian.hess like this.
__________________
Back to Grenada in early December. Not sure I will remember how to sail. Will spend the winter and early spring in the Caribbean and then head to Bermuda and the northeast US. Still trying to decide if we will bring the boat to Canada, either in 2015 or 2016.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
anchor , kiwi roa , peter smith , rocna , south georgia

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
hp1xbg
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Seacock" vs. "ballcock" or "ball valve?" SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 18 09-02-2013 06:31 PM
recommended "storm" anchor setup for small boat peterchech Gear & Maintenance 9 03-28-2012 04:50 PM
Murphy's Law & "Gale Force Winds" BentSailor General Discussion (sailing related) 6 07-06-2011 01:20 AM
Best "Permanent" Knot? SEMIJim Seamanship & Navigation 16 07-27-2009 11:27 PM
C270 Main Sail "stack Pack", Quick Cover", "lazy Bag" Install randy22556 Catalina 1 02-28-2007 12:53 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.