Noaptea doborârii

Noaptea doborârii

Partea 3 Aceasta este filmarea brută făcută înainte și după ce Sparrow a fost lovit de un val masiv care ne-a dat aproape complet peste cap. Am fost foarte norocos că am fost jos când a venit valul și, de asemenea, că nu am mai fost loviți. Sprijiniți repunerea lui Sparrow împreună, alăturându-vă la Patreon sau luând o parte din produsele Sailing In Oblivion! Mulțumesc pentru sprijin.


47 thoughts on “Noaptea doborârii

  1. 4give me, im not professional but beginning 2 view your vid i already felt your direction in relationship to waves was unsatisfactory. If u havnt real experience i suggest another hobby. Also seemed u were in a "hurricane" system. U know how 2 avoid such a system?

  2. At last a channel which shows it what its really like great footage glad your safe and well it always amazes me how these vessels make it through these kind of conditions..would be cool if they could design them so when the doors are shut it makes the living area water tight..

  3. I used to skipper lovely Westsail 32 in South Africa many years called "aries".
    I was only doing very easy sailing taking timesharers out in Port Owen St. Helena Bay.
    I would love to go sailing again but I think only on a Westsail.
    They are so safe! Best wishes from london

  4. I am 76 years old . Been on the water most of my adult life. Have been in 70 knot winds with my wife and at the time my 6 year old daughter. I built a deep draft marina catering to sail boats. Everybody thought I was crazy for my business and sailing venturies .
    HOWEVER, you Sir are CRAZY!! Ha ha!
    I have watched your videos from day one
    I’ve always thought you were a true sailer, not like the glossed over sailing YouTubers
    that use click/chick bait to keep their channel
    going. I didn’t say you were perfect, but you are “real”. My hats off to you sir. Hope are paths cross some day out there
    Oh, by the way. My boat is a Westsail 32

  5. Reminds me why we need to stow everything before passages and why i always immagine my boat upside down before i go to sea. . Looks like a pretty hard knock. Good thing youre boat is a brick house.

  6. mighty familiar… i'm landlocked deep in western north carolina these days. it's tough to keep a positive outlook when you're by yourself and been through a knockdown. glad it worked out!

  7. Tough hit, but you stayed intact. Rogue waves are no fun, but in the dark? No thanks. I've got over half a century written on me on the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean, no more offshore for me but transits across the GOA with only the finest of forecasts. Let me just say "Ya done good, son."

  8. OK … this is the best solo sailing content I think I've seen in any Youtube channel … for years. I'm glad you and Sparrow are OK. Thank you for sharing this candid report, without the usual hyperbole! Definitely NOT second-guessing your seamanship … just trying to learn … how would your boat behave in those same conditions with just a reefed jib (pulling you along), instead of having the mail up too?

  9. Bro , that was wild not even being there, Westsail and those full keels, it's like " Weebles wobble but they don't ,,,, well ,,,, stay upside down"
    Epic to see the post view of the mess , not many would share that look. I'll bet you have a new love for your vessel now knowing how she can take care of you in almost anything. Those swells were 20ft backs from what it looked like in you video, can't imagine what some of the faces were.
    And knock downs at night man, WHY ??!!?? Why does Neptune always put us there at night. It just makes the mental recovery so much more difficult. Well glad you handled it with grace and you have a new subscriber now. Peace !

  10. Wow what a video. I cannot even imagine the terrifyingness of this situation. And the fact that you had the presence of mind to film during this is nothing short of incredible. Thank you so much for sharing and so glad you are back home and safe ole J-rome

  11. For my own learning, it may not have stopped a knock down. But when I’m in strong following winds I tend to run behind a staysail/storm sail. My understanding is that puts the centre of drag behind centre of effort. And makes crash/Chinese gybes less of an issue.

  12. I lived aboard a 165 ft. gaff rigged schooner called TeVega that is now called DEVA. We hit the tail end of the perfect storm in 1985. It was pitch black for 3 1/2 days. During the height of the storm, I was at the helm on the chariot when a wave hit. Our keel came out of the water and the boat laid over and the mast hit the water but no damage. One of the guys went overboard when that happened but was thrown back aboard and survived. He was inside the deck house and flew across the room, hit the port side door that opened because he busted the door lock and said that he felt the bottom of the keel. One other guy and myself were the only two aboard that didn't get sea sick and were taking turns at the help all night.

  13. Wow! Great video! Thanks for sharing it sailing into Oblivion!
    Quick question for anyone who can help me understand something. Firstly, total newbee to sailing, I know only the bare basics. Would it have been wise to go into a heave to at any point but certainly after possibly bending the boom?

  14. I'm so glad you were in a W32 when the rogue wave hit. In a lesser boat, you probably would have been dismasted. People forget how brutal the sea can be when choosing a vessel to take on long high seas passages. Rogue waves have been known to rip the bows off of large ships. In these situations, an "overbuilt" boat suddenly becomes "just good enough". Glad you made it through and kept up that amazing, inspiring spirit you are known for. Thanks Jerome for taking us along on these incredible adventures!

  15. We were knocked down in the Tasman but only just over 90 degrees was our guess. Not much came loose as we were hove to and had warning. It was a freak wave though and we thought things were improving when it hit us. My friend with me hurt his shoulder when Jimmy Cornell's cruising routes hit him there. It was buried in a top loading locker but when it came out it got him. Anyone who knows that book will know why it hurt….We also had an interior light fitting bent and we dont know how, possible the book hit it on route but it was a mystery. By luck we got no water in the saloon. Our dodger was bent all over the place and that was it. We were lucky I suppose.

  16. Very glad I watched this video. As an "armchair" sailor dreaming of a pretty tough solo (NW Europe to Patagonia and back), I fully realise I've got to accept that this type of near-fatal accident is part of the overall risk. Rogue waves eh.. bummer. Glad you weren't washed overboard!

  17. Just what I needed to try talk some sense into my plazztik fantasstik-sailing friends here in the Med who snigger at me and my long-held dream to buy a WS 32. Thank you for the amazing content, Jerome!

  18. Thanks so much for posting this! You have a new subscriber. The waves you caught on video were pretty significant – can only imagine what the one that rolled you must have been like. I am planning on a Bermuda to Europe crossing in my CAL34 (no WS!) in the next two years (currently in Panama) and was thinking I have to avoid conditions like this!!!. What would you advise to a fellow cruiser? Go earlier in the season? Use a forecasting service and avoid confused (edddie vs wind) seas? Can such local conditions be reliably forecasted? Keep hatchboards in at all times? Remove bimini + bimjni mounted solar panels before a crossing? Also, would be interested to learn how quickly your cockpit drains? I have enlarged my original two plus added two new but still worried that in those sort of seas i might get swamped. Appreciate any insights you are able to share.

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