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Gunboat "Phaedo" , racing or cruising, article/video

Discussion in 'General Catamaran Discussion' started by brian eiland, Jan 12, 2012.

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    Ouch! I was just reading about A trimaran that is going for the TRANSPAC record that broke some rigging last night a few miles east of Phaedo.
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    No, Phaedo was racing

    At the time of the dismasting we were sailing under A4 at around 16kts.

    A satellite phone interview with the team indicated that they thought the top of the mast failed first.

    “We were running downwind with our large spinnaker up, and I was driving the boat and, yeah, heard it — heard an awful crack, and you know, the whole thing came down,” Phaedo owner Lloyd Thornburg said.

    The nearly 80-foot carbon fiber mast landed on the starboard deck and pilothouse roof.

    Without enough spar left to set a jury rig, Phaedo headed back to Los Angeles under power, making about 6 knots with about 250 miles of range in fuel. Because the boat was 500 miles into the race, fuel assistance was needed to complete the trip to shore.

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