Oct 25, 2012

Oracle AC72 Capsize: The Inside Story

What is important to remark beyond the lack of design error margin for the giant Oracle 72' ACat is that the platform stood the hit quite well, and only hours of drifting with the current and waves destroyed the wing.
I think the lack of volume of the hulls contributed to anchor the platform in that capsize position, more volume would have rise flotation making an unstable setup as any other cat, that usually end sideways. Check photos & video, the boat is just looks anchored. Not a tiny detail, as a good recover would have ended in a total different story.

Glad again all the guys were ok. 
Showing this kind of stuff, wide in the open is the way to go for a fresh new start.
Great film of a really sad view, hope they can come back even stronger.

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