20 December 2012

Figaro Wipeout

I had to post this video, quite an amazing wipeout on this two-handed Figaro Beneteau - they go for what looks like their smallest kite, but things go downhill, literally, from about 0:30. I understand from the translation by others that the nosedive was exacerbated by the fact that the ballast tanks were not empty. The water in the tanks moved forward when the boat nosedived, helping the movement of the boat down and forward when the water came to a halt.

And if you enjoyed this video, have a look at this single-handed Figaro....

1 comment:

  1. Hey Richard !
    In fact Figaro french class is only a 10.10 meters long boat and less than beneteau 40 as you wrote it for the video.... We just call her "Figaro Beneteau"