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Old 11-09-2009
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Sailboat capsize Nov 8 Providence River. Is it a MacGregor?

This was on the Providence RI ABC 6 TV News Nov. 8, 2009

Sailboat Capsizes in Providence River:
These are screenshots from the ABC TV news website. you can watch streaming video.



Rescue crews, led by members of RI Yacht club, who witnessed the incident rushed to assist. It was a beautiful day yesterday, but too cold for an unexpected swim.



Nearby NOAA weather observations at the time: wind was light from the west at 2-4 knots with "gusts" of 6-10. The sails were up and said to be luffing. The centerboard appears to be visible in the video.





Everyone on board made it off the boat safely.

They don't say what kind of boat, but it looks like a MacGregor to me. Any ideas what happened?
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Looks like a mac to me!
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They should have tried to flip it back up right before towing ? I wonder if it was taking in water or center board was broken ?
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Looks like a Mac 26X.

I suspect they forgot to fill the ballast, got knocked down, and with all the hatches open, it flooded quickly and the combined water inside and the flooded mainsail prevented it from self righting.

RTFM...

Glad to hear everyone survived, of course.

Of course, it also shows how well a Mac's positive floatation works ;-)

Still, RTFM...
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Doesn't look like much of a "knockdown" breeze, at least in the photos.

And it does look like a MacGregor 26, the "spork" of boats.
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Why is there so much animosity towords MacGregors?
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Why is there so much animosity towords MacGregors?
Because they get knocked down in 6 knots of wind, maybe.
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Please put a 0 after that 6 or my wife will never sail with me agian.
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Sorry Lenl and Lapworth, just a witty comment. I have not sailed one but do see a lot of them around so they must be doing something right.
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