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Paper Title: Re-righting of Capsized Monohull Offshore Sailing Yachts ­ an Overview



A G Blyth, A.G.Blyth & Associates, UK 


The Fastnet offshore race of 1979 resulted in 15 fatalities and 24 yachts being abandoned as a result of hurricane force winds. Since then, the ability of an offshore yacht to recover from a total inversion or roll-over has been of great interest to the offshore yachting community. This paper provides an overview of the principal stability lessons learnt since the Fastnet Race Inquiry and an introduction to the subsequent experimental and theoretical investigations. The stability properties necessary to offer good prospects of a quick recovery are reviewed, and the current standards suggested for ensuring rapid re-righting are outlined.


Transactions RINA, Vol 153, Part B2, International Journal of Small Craft Technology, Jul-Dec 2011 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2011.b2.116 

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