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The aftermath of the Mackinac Race wreck of the chartered 1D48 WhoDo shows a heck of a lot more damage than just a mangled rudder post; we don’t yet know how much of the blown out bow above and the torn off rudder was part of the sinking, damage from the wave action on the bottom, or salvage damage, but it’s nasty! SA’er ‘blunted’, sailing aboard the mighty Melges 30 Peerless, said there were ‘things available to hit on the field’. “We passed at last one 4-5′ long log, that was 14″ in diameter. That would have had our rudder akimbo had we hit it at the speed we were going at the time.“
All involved in the WhoDo mess would’ve likely wished she sank in the 200 feet of fresh water she sat in when SA’er ‘peacefrog’ and the crew of the C&C 30 CityGirl made the rescue; as it was, Whodo later drifted in and settled on one of the few shallow spots on a deep stretch of Michigan coast and came to rest with half her mast in the air. After an airbag lift, she was towed into the Michigan shore and now sits in Harbor Springs.
For a very, very rare look at a fresh catch of sailors straight after a rescue, check Russell Madsen’s video from City Girl. Very cool shit and well done to all!
July 29th, 2016 by admin
You know it’s a glacially paced Chicago Mackinac race when the 90 foot Windquest takes a day and a half to cover under 300 miles. The big Devos-owned water ballaster finished around 11 PM local time well ahead of the old Puma Il Mostro, while a massive Buffalo Girl move halfway to the arctic circle may have paid serious dividends for Bill Martin’s GL70 Stripes.
The tracker is sweet, and there’s some fun to be had on the CYC Facebook page. Here are a few updates from our pal Geff aboard first-placed multihull Lucky Strike:
“Very slow morning pre dawn. Been alot of transitions and been in phase with all of it since heading for the barn after can 3. Been staying ahead of the 70s through all this drifting. Finally got cell service. That is why my last post was from the first night. Going outside and staying west was pretty good for us. Still a long 9 miles to the bridge…”
July 15th, 2013 by admin