The findings of sir Robin

In recent days, our colleagues, rabotayushee on page #EsmeraldaOK tell about the report of sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the end of the race, the Golden Globe Race.

So we got to the part of the report where sir Robin is making final conclusions. Give it to you with some clarification.

Begins sir Robin with the comments that each of the participating #GGR #GGR2018 boat is individual and has its own characteristics (even different instances of the same model). However, the vast majority of cases overturning (except in the case of Gregor Mangakino and the first two cases with UCF, Randmaa) fit into the same scheme.

In most cases, boats did not hold any floating anchor, nor perlini. At some point they either unfolded side to obrushaemoj wave, or broke into bracing.

With rochingham more or less clear. Modern or classic yacht, if it does not inhibit the floating anchor and/or perlini, rolling down from the slope of a big wave like a surfer. However, she develops a much greater speed than in normal conditions. If on her way to meet a steep enough wave, the boat may just bump into it and would like to bury my nose in the water. The result is almost instant stop. While the boat or revolves around its axis and laid sideways on the water, or trying to tumble through the nose.

As for the reversal to wave Board – there may be many different reasons. The wave may come from an unexpected side (in this case, it does not matter whether you use a floating anchor, or not). The boat could lose control because the steering wheel is suddenly turned in the water, and over its surface.

Big waves is a tricky business. On the stormy surface of the water moves differently. Now the boat is moving forward, ahead of the water, but the next moment, the water (the surface layer) already runs quickly with a steep slope running from the stern wave begins to overtake the boat. At this point the wheel either stops working, or starts working in the opposite direction – after all, in relation to the water the boat as it travels back. Here much depends on the willingness of the sailor to such a development.

As you can see – a lot of nuances. But this does not prevent to draw an important conclusion: the use of floating anchors or perlini increases the chances of successful passage of the storm.

From myself I will add that good training, experience and understanding of the processes occurring in water and air during a storm, no less important.

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