• REMINDER - COVID-19

    Any content, information, or advice found on social media platforms and the wider Internet, including forums such as YBW, should NOT be acted upon unless checked against a reliable, authoritative source, and re-checked, particularly where personal health and liberty is at stake. Seek professional advice/confirmation before acting on such at all times.

    Users who are found to promulgate FAKE NEWS on the forum in regard to this issue, intentional or otherwise, may find their access terminated. It is your responsibility to provide references to bona fide sources.

    FAKE NEWS, in this regard, is that which is posited by organisations, media, etc., that is repeated on the forum, or used to support personal opinion/hypothesis posted by users - FAKE NEWS is not necessarily the personal opinion/hypothesis being posted in itself, any issues with such should be challenged respectfully.

A little choppy...

sarabande

Well-known member
Joined
6 May 2005
Messages
34,227
Location
up on the moors.
Hmm, genoa not only furled but wrapped as well. Difficult to provide drive if he were to lose engine or mainsail.


But there are limits to the precautions one can take ?
 

Stemar

Well-known member
Joined
12 Sep 2001
Messages
13,922
Location
Home - Southampton, Boat - Gosport
The only reason my first thought wasn't "I'm not going there" is because I've seen videos of the entrance before and already decided that. It was "Why the main and not the genny?"

Of course, it's always easy to question decisions as an armchair admiral, but ISTM that it keeps the centre of effort further forward, always a good thing with a strong wind up your chuff, it's easier and quicker to lose in a hurry and a backed genny is easier to manage than that unexpected gybe, which could have been lethal a few seconds later.
 

PlanB

Well-known member
Joined
5 Sep 2004
Messages
1,503
The entrance to Cap Breton is a real spectator sport. We arrived in relative calm and it was like a roller coaster.
I saw the Zumaya clip when it first came out - it does look terrible and it must ahve been scary, but viewed from a difference angle they are actually very close to the entrance to the channel and safety.
 

sails_02

Member
Joined
7 Jan 2019
Messages
40
That entry to the mouth where the crew get washed overboard is terrifying. Nightmare stuff.

I felt for the chaps in the little boats powered by outboards. My heart was in my mouth in case they stalled.
Illustrates why you need to keep your boat _dead-on_ to the wave, otherwise you're in trouble and get pushed sideways. This guy in Hawaii managed it perfectly
Une sortie de port fort mouvementée !

*this coming from experience with RIBs in big seas, Boris forbid I ever end up running surf in a keeled yacht.
 

Slowboat35

Active member
Joined
4 Apr 2020
Messages
297
What kind of numbskull skipper allows goofers on the foredeck in conditions like that?
A lesson to wear and use harnesses too.
 

flaming

Well-known member
Joined
24 Mar 2004
Messages
11,451
What kind of numbskull skipper allows goofers on the foredeck in conditions like that?
A lesson to wear and use harnesses too.
And yet the two on the foredeck are still on the boat when it pops up... The MOBs all come from the cockpit.
 

Stemar

Well-known member
Joined
12 Sep 2001
Messages
13,922
Location
Home - Southampton, Boat - Gosport
When I'm on the foredeck in bumpy conditions I'm paying a lot more attention to what's going on with the waves than I am in the cockpit. Maybe they were too and were hanging on - or were clipped on. The cockpit's a "safe" place, so I may not be paying so much attention, and I can't remember the last time I clipped on in the cockpit. That is, of course, one of the benefits of modern forecasting and never being more than a day sail from a safe haven.

It was definitely unfair of that wave to jump the harbour wall to attack them when they thought they were safe. "Oof, made it - Oh Shiii - glub"

Glad they were all OK.
 

Sybarite

Well-known member
Joined
7 Dec 2002
Messages
26,567
Location
France
And yet the two on the foredeck are still on the boat when it pops up... The MOBs all come from the cockpit.
It appears the helmsman/skipper(?) goes overboard. This means that there may not have been competent sailors among those remaining...
 
Top