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Golding demasted

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Topic: Golding demasted
Posted By: WildWood
Subject: Golding demasted
Date Posted: 16 Dec 08 at 12:25pm

I don't believe it

He'd just got into the lead of the race and to have that happen.  What an incredible performance so far, and how cruel to have that happen.




Replies:
Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 16 Dec 08 at 12:45pm
Crikey! Poor guy!


Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 16 Dec 08 at 2:24pm
Makes your heart bleed

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When you find a big kettle of crazy it's probably best not to stir it - Pointy Haired Boss

Crew on 505 8780



Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 16 Dec 08 at 9:29pm

On the Vendee report.

"The rig gave way very quickly so it was over in seconds. On the data feed you can see the wind gear stops at 49 knots and the boat speed was 30 knots."

Mike Golding goes on to say too much sail in too much wind (an unexpected squal) and bang goes the mast.

 

 

 

A couple of thoughts for us all though. 

1.  Is Mike eligible for the Garmin Speed Freaks competition - and what would his points be.

2.  How fast would he have gone in a 'proper' boat (for proper insert a well known speed demon dinghy - not wishing to name the beast)



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When you find a big kettle of crazy it's probably best not to stir it - Pointy Haired Boss

Crew on 505 8780



Posted By: Iain C
Date Posted: 17 Dec 08 at 2:00pm
Arse.  Not again...

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