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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 4:34pm
I'm seeing what look like diving mouthpieces on some of the helmsmen chests, any ideas?

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Oxygen in case of entrapment?
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That's what I thought but they aren't all wearing them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ClubRacer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 6:03pm
I believe the last AC it was a requirement following the disaster at AC34. I have a feeling Sailgp is the same.



Some of them had bottles stored on their vests or next to them in the cockpit. It looks as if LR have gone down the route of tubes with the bottles else where on there body


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Only any good if you are conscious or able to get out from under in a specific time, same with any safety device really, but, better to have it than not.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 6:27pm
Yes, that's it, presumably since 'Bart' Simpson's death in 2013. The BBC Sport report from the time says "For safety, sailors wear helmets, life vests and body armour and carry knives to cut themselves free from fallen rigging. They also receive regular training in underwater survival and wear small oxygen bottles in case of being trapped. Divers and doctors follow in support boats."

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Only any good if you are conscious or able to get out from under in a specific time, same with any safety device really, but, better to have it than not.

There have been two fatalities in the AC in 170 years, not a bad record. But, as you say, anything that reduces that risk still further can only be a good thing.
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Crumbs - watching our AC boat in light winds is awful - terrible compared to the others

What's gone wrong ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 20 at 3:46pm
It does appear to nod all over the place, doesn't seem balanced on its side foils, may be as simple as fitting extra ballast aft
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 20 at 4:58pm
Lets hope its as simple as that !

Apparently the writing was on the wall some time ago regarding this boat

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