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Oracle Catamaran Capsizes

This is unbelievable.

Oracle catamaran capsizes in practice race
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It looks very stable on it's side.
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Wow that is one tuff mast !
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Obviously overbuilt. Next one will be lighter, now that they know.
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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.
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I know they had help but at least they righted it. Damn.
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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
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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
I believe the mast you saw in Anacortes was for the Oracle trimaran that sailed in the Americas cup not the X40' cat
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Yep. Different boat, different mast... probably by 100 feet.
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