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JimsCAL 06-14-2011 07:57 PM

Oracle Catamaran Capsizes
 
This is unbelievable.

Oracle catamaran capsizes in practice race

Fstbttms 06-14-2011 08:02 PM

Sailing out here ain't for girly men. ;)

erps 06-14-2011 08:10 PM

It looks very stable on it's side.

HDChopper 06-14-2011 09:09 PM

Wow that is one tuff mast !

paulk 06-14-2011 09:31 PM

Obviously overbuilt. Next one will be lighter, now that they know.

BBurg 06-14-2011 11:35 PM

The designer should have just made a bigger NACRA 5.8. That looked like a Hobie 16 type wreck. My NACRA hasn't buried a hull and stopped like that since I bought it in 1984.

CalebD 06-14-2011 11:45 PM

I know they had help but at least they righted it. Damn.

mitchbrown 06-15-2011 12:36 AM

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The mast is quite impressive. my wife and i were there when they launched it for the first time in Anacortes where it was built. We got to see the mast on the ground on dollies and we could look inside it was about 5 foot by 2 foot oval and around 1 inch thick of carbon fiber

overbored 06-15-2011 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by mitchbrown (Post 740604)
The mast is quite impressive. my wife and i were there when they launched it for the first time in Anacortes where it was built. We got to see the mast on the ground on dollies and we could look inside it was about 5 foot by 2 foot oval and around 1 inch thick of carbon fiber

I believe the mast you saw in Anacortes was for the Oracle trimaran that sailed in the Americas cup not the X40' cat

puddinlegs 06-15-2011 03:27 PM

Yep. Different boat, different mast... probably by 100 feet. :)


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