Broken mast forces Oystercatcher XXVIII out of competition

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(Source: Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week)  Photo: Rick Tomlinson/CWL  Broken mast forces Richard Matthews’ Humphreys 54 – Oystercatcher XXVIII – to pull out racing at not only Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week but also the Rolex Fastnet Race. This 54ft grand prix racing yacht built by Hakes Marine, and launched in Wellington, New  … Read more

Tanker 1 – Yacht 0

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Whilst the Extreme Racing series was entertaining the crowds at this years’ Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the supertanker hit a yacht which was then dismasted as its spinnaker sail was snagged by the ship’s anchor.

Welcome to Miami

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The RC44 event in Miami went off with a bang… (Source: RC44) The conditions taxed many of the crews, who were sore from being thrown about the light-displacement yachts, but none other than Daniel Calero’s crew aboard Islas Canarias Puerto Calero. The Spanish crew from the Canary Islands was forced out of action with a  … Read more

‘Fryderyk Chopin’ Chopped

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We previously reported the dismasting of the Polish tall ship “Fryderyk Chopin” but we had no idea how bad it was at the time. Thanks to the Falmouth branch of the RNLI – now we do!  Photo : RNLI/Falmouth 

Speared

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ETNZ broke their spinnaker pole in spectacular fashion in todays tie with Mascalzone Latino. Click here to watch the footage, curtsey of SailTV.

Trashed

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A nice compilation to brighten up your Monday morning – thrills and spills all round.

J80 minus a bit

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Annual “Autumn Storm” regatta in Trondheim Norway lived up to its name this year. It claimed 2 masts and 1 boom + countless sails this year. Only 12 out of 32 starting boats finished. The guys on this J80 actually hit the pier trying to get into a safe harbor. With the wind and the waves  … Read more

Culprit

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We all saw the pictures of the 12 meter ‘Il Moro’ mast coming down a couple of weeks ago. Now we have the culprit – a broken D1 turnbuckle. Bummer.

Time to Replace V

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Haven’t done one of these for a while – and thanks to Juan Pablo Cadario we got this beauty. This T-ring busted on the TP52 Matador during the Audi Med Cup Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy.