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Catamaran sailing in gale- Video

Here is a video of a Catana 582 sailing in gale conditions in the Southern ocean. It's interesting to see the sea conditions, the long breaking seas and the boat speed. Note around the 5 min mark the footage taken inside the main cabin and what the crew is going through.

YouTube - Big cat sailing in a gale-Awesome waves, and sail control.avi

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnBve75x04o[/YOUTUBE]

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It always makes me uncomfortable to see my fellow human beings having to endure things like that.

Terrible stuff.
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Good sales video. Pity they didn't wait till the seas built -
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The seas were spreader high

Wait for the seas to get big? Now you make me laugh. How much larger would you expect the seas to get? There are breaking waves longer than the 58ft boat. From the trough they felt pretty big I must say. It's not easy to show the sea size on a computer screen I guess.

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The very start is Allison getting tossed around in the bunk. Now that is rough.
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Wow...great video and commentary.

Having done a couple of longish ocean passages on 40' and 52' monohulls but only sailed a cruising cat in island-hopping mode, I'm impressed! When you say that a lighter cat would be much less comfortable due to surfing acceleration, do you mean a racing cat, or just smaller? How do you think at Lagoon 42 might behave?

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Cool video. I totally appreciate the stability multi-hulls have but I don't think a catamaran is for me. Something about the traditional sail boat sort of keeps me from wanting an over sized Hobie Cat. I will say that guy has a BEAUTIFUL boat inside and out. It really looked like an awesome crossing. Kudos.
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Wow...great video and commentary.

Having done a couple of longish ocean passages on 40' and 52' monohulls but only sailed a cruising cat in island-hopping mode, I'm impressed! When you say that a lighter cat would be much less comfortable due to surfing acceleration, do you mean a racing cat, or just smaller? How do you think at Lagoon 42 might behave?

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I've sailed a Lagoon 440 down the coast of NJ in 30 knot winds and was really comfortable with a single reef in the main. The Skipper/Owner has had the boat out in much worse on and felt quite comfortable. The only disconcerting thing is that when the waves hit the underside of the hull they made quite a sound, like banging a hammer against the hull.
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Wait for the seas to get big? Now you make me laugh. How much larger would you expect the seas to get? There are breaking waves longer than the 58ft boat. From the trough they felt pretty big I must say. It's not easy to show the sea size on a computer screen I guess.

How about this link?

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The very start is Allison getting tossed around in the bunk. Now that is rough.
Which video?

I can't seem to figure it (the site) out.
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Video

Thank you for asking about that video link. I just tried it and it appears to be down again. Sorry for that. That is a link to the newly released Earthrace documentary and the opening scene is the team driving upwind along the Baja coast. The crew are flying up and out of their bunks then getting slammed back down all the while trying to sleep.

Too bad the link is down again. I hope they get it back up soon.

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Just going from local experience. When it blows 40 around here there are 7' breaking waves on top of 10' swells after 24 hours or so. That looks like 25 - 30...

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Wait for the seas to get big? Now you make me laugh. How much larger would you expect the seas to get? There are breaking waves longer than the 58ft boat. From the trough they felt pretty big I must say. It's not easy to show the sea size on a computer screen I guess.

How about this link?

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The very start is Allison getting tossed around in the bunk. Now that is rough.
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