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04-08-2013 12:53 PM
blutoyz
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

i think that they are tougher than I am...

Glad they are safe
04-08-2013 12:43 PM
krisscross
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingwelshman View Post
Why sail if you can fly?
If we are talking about spending long time on the ocean, sailing beats rowing any time and all the time... and mind you, I spend more time on my kayak and my SuP board than I sail, so I'm not really biased against rowing.
04-08-2013 10:52 AM
flyingwelshman
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Quote:
Originally Posted by krisscross View Post
Why row if you can sail? To prove a point it can be done? To gain recognition?
Makes no sense to me...
Why sail if you can fly?
04-08-2013 10:24 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Quote:
Originally Posted by krisscross View Post
Why row if you can sail? To prove a point it can be done? To gain recognition?
Makes no sense to me...
I agree. Kind of a silly-ass stunt akin to flag-pole sitting that serves no useful purpose what-so-ever other than enabling one to say one's done it, if so.
04-08-2013 10:14 AM
krisscross
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Why row if you can sail? To prove a point it can be done? To gain recognition?
Makes no sense to me...
04-08-2013 03:32 AM
capta
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

I find it interesting that by their reckoning they were 7 days from Miami, just north of PR. I guess if you are an Olympic rower, 1000 miles in 7 days is possible? NOT!
04-07-2013 06:15 PM
killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

A fair number of folks do this. We were anchored in English Harbour, Antigua when the winner of a trans-Atlantic race came in after something like 54 days, which was considered an exceptional time. He even beat all the pair boats by several days. Didn't look much the worse for wear although his body fat level looked pretty low. Seemed to really enjoy his first beer.

Here is a link to the story of a British woman who has rowed across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Having sailed across two of these, which mostly involved sitting on my butt reading and enjoying the scenery i am in awe. She was a management consultant and investment banker before deciding that she wanted more in her life than just making money.

04-07-2013 04:54 PM
norahs arc
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

To me that boat dose not look like anything I would try to cross an ocean in. Glad they were rescued.
04-07-2013 01:06 PM
PCP
Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Spooner said he was told a large wave overtook the boat and it was unable to right itself as designed.

I hate when that happens

I guess that somebody screw up: the designer or the ones that charged the boat or both. On such a light boat I bet the provisions needed to make the voyage have a big influence on the boat stability, depending how they are stored.
04-07-2013 12:36 PM
flyingwelshman
Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Not strictly sailing related but:
Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'

Glad they're all okay.

 
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