Australia One's sinking "What happened here"? - SailNet Community
 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of Old 01-23-2014 Thread Starter
First String
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South carolina
Posts: 859
Thanks: 45
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

This is the first time I have saw this video
Wow!! what happens here?


Things change quickly during sailing competition. [VIDEO]
ltgoshen is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 01-23-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nanaimo B.C.
Posts: 2,337
Thanks: 3
Thanked 47 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

I think that the NA put in the construction plan "fold on dotted line'
Capt Len is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of Old 01-23-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: nelson new zealand
Posts: 122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

too much backstay pressure drove mast through boat cool eh
harmonic is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of Old 01-24-2014
Senior Member
 
capt vimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 626
Thanks: 8
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

australia one had to my knowledge and memory an very unusual design...
she had 2 keels - one forward and one aft which were also working as rudders...
in principal a good idea but the construction just could not stand the loads from the rig which in conventional designs stands on the keelson and a very much reinforced area - more or less...
on this boat, reinforcements at the mast step were not so much there, obviously...

i could be wrong about it being australia one, but there was a racing mono with that configuration which broke in half...
capt vimes is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of Old 01-24-2014
Senior Member
 
CaptainForce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
Posts: 1,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

....and it was this event that resulted in the New Zealand beer commercial, "So smooth that it goes down like Australia one!"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Take Care and Joy, Aythya Crew
CaptainForce is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of Old 01-24-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

Wow, that was incredible. It is a good thing the crew at the bow jumped off when they did. Another couple seconds and they easily could have gotten tangled up in a sheet and pulled to the bottom. It is pretty amazing the boat went down so perfectly plumb, instead of rolling to one side or tipping aft. You would think the bow would have kept a sizable air pocket and the stern would allow the air to escape and sink faster.
Zac Penn is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of Old 01-24-2014
Senior Member
 
capt vimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 626
Thanks: 8
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

i do not think that these boats had watertight compartments anywhere...
crack it in the middle like a blown out egg and it flushes all of the boat in no time...
capt vimes is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of Old 01-24-2014
Moderator
 
Jeff_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,812
Thanks: 5
Thanked 131 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

This is from memory, but my recollection is that there was an investigation into what caused the failure. My recollection was that this boat had previously been damaged and repaired near this area. Also major hardware had been relocated in way that increased the loads near the repairs. The repairs and hardware relocations had not been discussed with the design team who were not expecting that much load in this area. With the compromised strength from the repair in this area and the higher loads from the relocated hardware, the hull failed at the edge of the repair. Adding to this, Aus 31 was optimized for the comparatively light to moderate wind and long swell conditions that are typical of San Diego. My recollection was that it had been the conditions were pretty high winds, and a choppy day which only added to the problem.
bljones likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Jeff_H is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of Old 01-24-2014
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,543
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

Too much Fosters and Velveeta for the crew. Should have stuck with Vegemite.

Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of Old 01-24-2014
Senior Member
 
FSMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bahamas
Posts: 620
Thanks: 1
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

It's ironic that there was a lot of criticism during the last Americas Cup about the unseaworthiness of the catamarans, often from people who were diehard fans of monohull Americas Cup racing.
Guess they forgot about this lol.

Sail Fast Live Slow
36' Solaris Sunstar catamaran
FSMike is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
OR

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: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Seacock" vs. "ballcock" or "ball valve?" SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 18 09-02-2013 05:31 PM
What happened to "Sailing The Bay"? MarkSF General Discussion (sailing related) 0 08-29-2013 04:39 PM
"....Your boat is sinking, call the harbor master!" downeast450 Sailboat Design and Construction 8 01-17-2013 08:30 AM
The sinking of "RAW FAITH" priscilla General Discussion (sailing related) 59 12-10-2010 09:22 AM
C270 Main Sail "stack Pack", Quick Cover", "lazy Bag" Install randy22556 Catalina 1 02-28-2007 11:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome