wrong way keel

wrong way keel
What happens when the Canting keel on a Cookson 50 gets stuck in the wrong position?
Alandia Suursaari race is the biggest offshore race that goes from Espoo around the Russian oon Suursaari and back. This year there were about  100 boats. Full night beating towards Kotka, but had to abort the race being 2:nd just after the trimaran Trou Noir. We suffered from electrical problems and where unable to move our keel, and it would have been unsafe to continue.
From Kotka Portti we sighted against Estonia, the keel bordered on the wrong side, surf the waves and balance all the way. Constantly having 17kn and top speed of 25 knots! Local SAR assisted us to home port.
Thinking ahead, furious showed us what she can accomplish what force .. .. fantastic boat!  Video here.
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