San Fernando - Restoration Work

Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:43

In Barcelona

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"San Fernando" is going to the Museu Maritim de Barcelona. The boat will be restored at the museum.

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Capsize Analysis from Old Man Diaz

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 19:27

Editor's Note: On the second day of the 2017 DonQ Regatta, Charlie and Michele Bustamante capsized to weather at the jibe mark and lost their rudder.

Charlie and Michele had approached the jibe mark with the main most of the way out. After the jibe, the boat capsized to weather and the rudder popped off the boat. Charlie swam to get the rudder.

Meanwhile, Michele righted the boat by herself but could not get back onboard. The boat was blowing downwind faster than Charlie could swim, so a safety boat picked him up and returned him and the rudder to the Snipe.

Since Charlie and Michele have "only" been sailing Snipes together for 35 years, they turned to Gonzalo "Old Man" Diaz for some advice about how to avoid making the same mistakes on future heavy air days. We share that advice here so that others can learn from it as well.

Dear Charlie and Michele,

Here are some of my conclusions and analysis:


Snipe: Serious Sailing, Serious Fun

Monaco, 1952

Organisé par la Société des Régates à l'occasion des fêtes pascales 1952, une compétition de « snipes » s'est déroulée dans les eaux monégasques, sous l'œil attentif des cinéastes amateurs de Monaco qui n'ont rien raté des diverses manœuvres.

Video: AAPM Monaco