Gunboat Catamaran Capsize
Video See How The New Gunboat G4 Foiling Cruiser Capsized At The Voiles De Saint Barths Regatta Yachting World
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Gunboat catamaran capsize. Catamaran Sailing Techniques Part 7. Should the worst happen with Nigel Irens. Having been talk of the town in Saint Barths for her foiling antics at the beginning of the week Eduardo Perezs foiling Gunboat G4 Timbalero III became the hot topic at the events.
The wreck of this Gunboat 55 was towed into Bermuda 13 months after it lost its rig and was abandoned And finally as we were going to press news came that the Gunboat 55 catamaran Rainmaker which was dismasted and abandoned off Cape Hatteras in January 2015 had been found again she was last seen in July 2015. A 30-foot breaking wave hitting a cat abeam will simply make the boat surf sideways. A sail areadisplacement ratio below 16 would.
This news came as a shock to me and most of the owners of Atlantic Catamarans as well as sailors of other cruising catamarans. The yacht Rambler 100 has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy. Phil Berman talks about capsizing catamarans and answers the question Can a Catamaran Capsize.
The Design Parameters were driven by the heritage and trailblazing nature of Gunboat to make no compromise on performance luxury equipment and comfort on a platform conceived for safe fast. On July 31 2010 the Atlantic 57 Catamaran Anna with a crew of two was capsized by a violent squall 125nm from Tonga in the South Pacific. Together these make a capsize or inversion highly unlikely.
Capsize is very unlikely in most modern catamarans but should the worst happen it is as well to be prepared. The new reference in luxury performance catamarans. About 1010am on Thursday an emergency beacon was activated from a 117-metre catamaran that overturned about seven nautical miles off the coast at Stockton Beach.
In this weeks WoW the cruising Cat Gunboat G4 goes up on its foils and then over in a spectacular wipe-out we profile Olympic Gold and World 470 champi. But the Gunboat G4-01 Timbalero III finds the limit. The G4 capsize in April and the recent photo boat collision on a magazine boat test in Annapolis have thwarted sales of this series to date.