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The Original Magic Bus back in New Zealand

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#11 wal


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:15 PM

Be pretty hard to get Paul back unless you can work miracles.

.....that's why I said "remaining"........


We were around 20 miles from Smackwater Jack on that day.....

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The combination of careful conservatism and out-of-control wishful thinking common to the male of the species

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

I was in the vicinity as well, on board the Chico 30 Auriga. Was not much fun.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:24 AM

Cork photographer Suzanne Ravenhill captured this amazing incident from Cobh waterfront in 2013 when CH Marine Autumn League competitors 'Manzantina' (IRL-2076) with blue and white spinnaker and 'Chancer' (IRL-1583) met in the first race of the Royal Cork league in Cork Harbour. No one was hurt in the incident, according to Suzanne. We understand only a spreader was broken but a thorough rig inspection on both boats is to be carried out.

Amy McCarthy, crew member on 'Chancer', adds:
The incident occurred when Manzanita was on a run towards Chancer who was on a beat. Both boats were on port. As 'Manzanita' was closest to the wind she had to give way to 'Chancer'. 'Manzanita' came up to avoid us but as they passed us they may have heeled over more than expected for the room given; we are unsure. Resulting from this the top of their rigging got caught in the starboard sidestay above the upper spreaders on 'Chancer'.

This resulted in the two boats rotating together in which Manzanita's bow raised up significantly (see photo)and their transom was buried in the water. At this point there was silence as both boats spun together. Manzanita's bow then went across our transom at which Brian Carroll, skipper, had to push it off.

We de-powered our sails and at that point the rigging sprung clear, ripping the sidestay from our spreader. Manzanita's pit was completely immersed in water at which
point the skipper was quickly bailing. All crew were safe and unharmed. Both boats retired from the race. 'Chancer' has had to withdraw from part or all of the league depending on the level of damage done to the rigging. I am unaware of any damage done to 'Manzanita'.



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