Spectacular capsizing mars sailing race off Ireland - Sailboat flip causes panic





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Published on Jun 24, 2013

Tocolist.com -
A severe wind gust during an inshore sailing race in Ireland tipped over a boat that had never capsized previously. The spectacular crash of the French entry Spindrift, a MOD70 trimaran, occurred Saturday during the Inshore Race of the Route des Princes off Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin.
All the crew members were rescued and were fine with the exception of skipper Yann Guichard's brother Jacques, who was taken to the hospital with a broken pelvis. See the dramatic capsize that caused the mast to shatter (Note: There is one perfectly understandable expletive):
ronically, in an interview earlier this month, Yann Guichard talked about how his offshore racing experience has been a factor in not capsizing during the America's Cup World Series.
Guichard, in a Q&A with Sailing World, said:
In an offshore race, capsizing can be deadly and you put your teammates' lives in danger. So offshore racing is a constant exercise in risk calculation. You need to know when to take your foot off of the gas pedal because you are either going to break the boat or do something bad.

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