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Old 11-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Class 1 race stopped after accident

The race in Dubai was stopped after accident! Victory 1 flipped. Both pilots were trapped 10-15 min in their cockpit. They were reanimated at transport to harbour. No more news at this time. I pray for the pilots
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Sharon Allison, spokeswoman for the DIMC said: ďThereís been a crash but we donít know the details at the moment. The team have been taken to hospital. We donít know if there are any fatalities yet.Ē
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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fingers crossed

hope both pilots ok
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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I am very sad, my thoughts are with their families.
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sad news

very sad news condolances to their families
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very sad news condolances to their families
I met Jean Marc just over a month ago in Dubai. He gave Gringo and I advice and offered help and assistance. One of the nicest people I have met.
Absolutely devastated. Chris Parsonage and I have just been for beer to consol oursleves.
Just terrible.

Our thoughts go out to both families.
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under the circumstances i think thats just bad taste
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i agree with Foolish on that one
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Worked with Jean Marc (Frenchie) for many years and was a great friend. My heart goes out to Sarah and his children. RIP Frenchie
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A very sad story indeed.

Appears to find a big wave, and simply be beyond take off speed. They were just passengers after that.

Just to get things into perspective, the Victory boat in question, fits the proposed rules for Round Ireland 2010, exactly as you see it in that video, weight, length, engines, everything. Is that suitable for Marathon racing in the Atlantic Ocean? Or any other unprotected water, with little or no safety coverage.

Am I really the only person that thinks that if some organisers 'must' invite multihulls, they need to modify the rules for them to maintain safety and comparisons with existing craft.
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Unfortunately you are just as vulnerable in any boat !! When its your turn, then its your turn.
Although very sad.
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Unfortunately you are just as vulnerable in any boat !! When its your turn, then its your turn.
I see, so run it past me again why you don't want bigger engines in OCR?
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Because it would then be Class 3. And we dont need a seperate class for each team. And lots of other blatently obvious reasons. But what has that got to do with it !!!
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Not really the thread to hijack! Thoughts are with the familys at this sad time
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But what has that got to do with it !!!
What it's got to do with it is, you've never said that before, it's always been that you didn't want the speed, or poor handling that they would bring, ie, on safety grounds. but when I say that ultra fast craft, with a higher tendency to blow over, are in my opinion, best left out of the relatively slow, affordable and safe Marathon series, you reply with "when your times up, it's up", as if trying to encourage safe classes is a waste of time, and fate is the only thing in control.

So, don't play the safety card when it suits you, and poo poo it when someone else does.

I have dozens of reasons why I think the rules for Marathon should stay as they were, but that video demonstrates how ridiculous it would be to run multihulls in M class, especially with size, weight and length rules in line with the current mono rules, as the Irish have. It proves they haven't got a scooby doo what they're talking about and people who haven't got a scooby, shouldn't be deciding on technical rules, especially if it affects safety, in a series with no safety cover!
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And we dont need a seperate class for each team. !!!
Neither do we.
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Not really the thread to hijack! Thoughts are with the familys at this sad time
I agree entirely !! will change to another thread.
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I think it's the perfect thread to get the point over!

I'm not going all American.
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