3 capsize in storm on Biscay

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3 capsize in storm on Biscay

Post by Mario »

Does anybody know sth more about it?:
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3 man are missing, boat was found up side down, it was DF (35?)
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Post by Baboonty »

http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/french- ... 46056.html

they didn't mention the boat type so far, I can't find any information to know if it's a DF
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Post by EarthBM »

Looks like this was a 1979 33ft prototype designed by Quorning. It was for sale at EUR 52k on a Dutch website earlier this year.

http://www.sailingnetworks.com/classifi ... ert/248613

The image will probably be pulled down soon, but it's here: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... oyRzZ4_tV3
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Post by Al »

A tragic story and my thoughts are with the families, but this trimaran was not built by Quorning Boats:
http://www.dragonfly.dk/news-and-events ... scaya.aspx
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Post by EarthBM »

nicked from Sailing Anarchy:
UPDATE FROM DENMARK: My name is Jens Quorning, I am the manufacturer of Dragonfly Trimarans. I have of course been closely following the accident of the Danish capsized and damaged trimaran where 3 Danish people are unfortunately still missing. But I would just like to inform you that your story reporting the boat as a Quorning built trimaran is not really correct. This trimaran (called Jonathan Livingston Seagull) was designed back in 1975 by my uncle, Bent Quorning, and was the only trimaran he built, and it was finished by a boatyard in plywood. It still looked good last year, but I don’t know many 33-year old plywood trimarans that will do well in Biscay in a storm.

So please note that the trimaran has no relation to the Borge and Jens
Quorning-designed Dragonfly Trimarans. Thank you for your attention and keep up your good work.

Best regards,
Ivan -- DF 35 #29 "Lykke"
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