Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by CaptEvan, Jan 25, 2007.
Looks like another bad skipper in Holland....
I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet! I'm in Fiji, and managed to hear about it http://www.***************.com/yach...yacht-bellissima-rescued-in-british-columbia/
Another link: http://www.maritimeherald.com/2016/luxury-motor-yacht-bellissima-ran-aground-in-british-columbia/
I saw it on Instagram this morning while having breakfast, but aside from the two links in this thread can't find a word about it anywhere else.
It's on some of the local news sites:
Another grounding in Croatia... https://yachtharbour.com/news/33m-perla-nero-ran-aground-in-croatia-1004
Ironic name for this Formula... "Coming in Hot". Happened at the LOTO Shoot-Out (Lake Of The Ozarks) at 2AM. Driver was arrested for BWI.
Not sure if we ever saw this one in this thread:
Apparently besides breaking the hull a few injuries were sustained... broken bones and such.
This hydro-foil ferry sinking vid is doing the rounds on FB.
It is a Mulder
A bow-rider doing what they do best.
Actually a jet bowrider thrown fast into reverse which causes the bow to dig in like that. So, intentional action, probably greater impact than planned. The filming showed it was clearly planned and set to be videoed. No accounting for stupid.
Picture taken near Topsail Island NC - Rough day - Bringing her in.
I'm not much of a sailor, but do they have the wrong sail up for the wind direction??
They had the right idea, but very wrongly implemented: http://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising/cruising-tips/storm-sails-do-you-need-them/
Baltimore Bob, you are correct. Did some time on a blow boat in the past. You always have to have some of the mainsail up as that is what gives you drive. Without it, well you see the result in the vid. Inexperience and lack of preparation are a recipe for disaster.
Not so, you can sail just fine with just a head sail. Furling head sails are much easier to handle as conditions change as opposed to having to reef or lower a main sail.