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It's Not All Smooth Sailing

[ 28 / 05 / 2005 ]

Sad as we are to hear of the problems for Mari Cha IV Maximus has had her share of breakages and problems to deal with.

For a brief period we had some strong winds aft of the beam and while running at up to 30 knots under full main and fractional gennaker the switch (no brand names to be mentioned) for the canting keel failed during the gennaker drop, causing the keel to cant to the wrong side, fortunately our back-up keel control system allowed us to remedy a potentially dangerous situatiuon for the boat and crew.

Sometime later our mainsail tore up the leach above the first reef point. Reefing padeyes ripped from the mast caused the crew a lot of downtime!

Halyard locks broken, clips failing under load, cold, very wet 35-40 knots up wind, confused sea-way and the boat launching of every wave make for some very challenging conditions. A spare headboard car was on our wish list also but alas was unable to be acquired in time.

Co-owner Bill Buckley took a fall yesterday dislocating his shoulder in the process, this meant sailing downwind the wrong direction for some hours whilst onboard medics relocated the limb.

Short of our sailing master George Hendy who suffered chest pains on the day of departure, the crew are learning the extent of his knowledge of the boat and the shortfalls in their own.

Weather conditions make records hard to acheive for this race, but the Maximus team have their backs to the wall and havn't yet given up hope. Currently heading upwind at 12.3 knots, 18 knots of wind from 124. All crew are safe and well, a little tired and wet and running on adrenaline and freeze dried food.

Best regards to all

Charles Brown
Skipper Maximus

 
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[ 08 / 09 / 2006 ]

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[ 06 / 09 / 2006 ]

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[ 05 / 09 / 2006 ] More Light Conditions For Day Two .................................................................................................................................. [ read article ]
[ 04 / 09 / 2006 ]

Light Winds Make Heavy Work For Maximus ....................................................................................................................

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[ 03 / 09 / 2006 ] The Worlds Best Gather In Sardinia .................................................................................................................................. [ read article ]
[ 04 / 08 / 2006 ] An Interview With The Maximus Record-Breakers ........................................................................................................... [ read article ]

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