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#1 MarkMT

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:11 AM

From Oracle on Twitter...

We had a slow capsize in our ACC boat during training on Bermuda’s Great Sound on Saturday afternoon. All crew are safe and unhurt… 1/2.
2/2… initial indications are that damage to the boat and wing is minimal. More information will be released in due course.
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#2 ScottiE

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

Aren't they all generally "slow capsizes"?
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

if they've rounded up sufficiently trying to stop it

 

and the masthead touches at almost zero fwd speed

 

yes

 

but there are other kinds of "capsizes" 

 

much more violent

 

https://youtu.be/J9LFsyoUDDQ?t=14

 

https://youtu.be/T3Qv5xiYwwk?t=66


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:59 AM

Strawman arguement - we're talking AC boats here.
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

awesome footage though

 

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11834968


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#6 erice

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:09 PM

yes, the ac multis seem too big to capsize - tip over other than slowly

 

unless things break, like a foil, beam or kingpost

 

things could happen pretty quickly then if you were doing 50kn 


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:11 PM

nice gentle recovery too

 

but did you see how much water was still in the hull

 

wonder what the wind + sea-state limits will be?


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:17 PM

wonder if you could cart wheel one1?


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