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Re: Catamaran flipped two die
Just wild thoughts here...
I'm not cat sailor but I've taken Hobies out a few times and managed to dig a hull in and flip the boat at full speed, butt over bow. The occasion I remember I was thrown 20 feet forward. Well clear of the hull, mast and sail. That's a long way!
Other times I learned to dump the main whilst the bow was digging in.
The boat in question with a full 30 knots (plus gusts? But those westerlies are quite stable) on a beam reach, would be going FAST. The owners were 78 years old. The son in his 50s but wasn't the owner so I wonder his sailing skills and the young teen.
The swell was Easterly.
The rudder underpowered.
A go fast cat doing 15 knots or more.
The sails fully powered (?)
The boat - sailing flat even - digs the Lee bow into a 6 foot wave.... How does a 78 year old dump the main before it flips?
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