Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sailboat vs. Ship

I saw this on Sailinganarchy.com.  If you ever wondered what happens when a sailboat doesn't yield right of way to a large ship, see this.  The pessimist says it's ugly.  The optimist says it could have been a lot worse!

There are a lot of comments on the Sailing Anarchy forum.  My favorite:  "A freighter captain told me once, you know what they hear on board when a freighter hits a sailboat: nothing. "

The Hanne Knutsen in this video is 870 feet (265 meters) long.  The sailboat is about 36 feet.

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