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flyingwelshman 05-30-2012 01:59 PM

Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
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cupper3 05-30-2012 02:31 PM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
Yikes, that had a pucker factor of 8.9!

aeaston 05-30-2012 04:09 PM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
Wow, that guy had a good eye and crazy reaction time. Good on them, though I suppose it was less out of concern for the whale, and moreso the integrity of the boat.

newportermike 05-30-2012 05:15 PM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
Jeez, what a good eye. Well done.

Chadfunk48 05-30-2012 05:42 PM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
I wonder if they knew it would be an obstacle course?

SchockT 05-31-2012 12:37 AM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
Considering they are probably going over 20kts that is some smooth driving!

Damn I would love to go for a sail on one of those beasts! (maybe not in the southern ocean though!)

puddinlegs 05-31-2012 02:25 AM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeaston (Post 877822)
... though I suppose it was less out of concern for the whale, and moreso the integrity of the boat.

It would have been catastrophic for both.

weinie 05-31-2012 06:26 AM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
Whale, that was close.:D

jackdale 05-31-2012 09:41 AM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
While broad reaching at night off the West Coast of Vancouver Island using the moon's reflection just under the boom as a guide, I saw "funny" wave. It was a dorsal fin. I missed.

On the 2007 Van Isle 360 we had a whale within 5 feet of the boat at night on the leg between Winter Harbour and Ucluelet. I think we disturbed its sleep. We heard a large commotion and saw a lot of froth in the water.

It does break up the rhythm.

CBinRI 05-31-2012 10:12 AM

Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
 
I have sailed near -- but not too near -- whales. There is a much higher probability of contact with these racing machines moving along silently at 20+ knots. I like to think that at the slower speeds at which I sail each of the whale and I will have a bit more time to react to each other.


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