the attacs are from La Coruna, Spain (Bay of Bisquay) to
Gibraltar so it is probably 2 or 3 groups of Orcas. 2 days ago
ther was attacks just outside Faro and Portimao on the Portuguese
Algarve coast as well.
You can find more information, and how to act here: www.orcaiberica.org
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998
Present in La Linea de Conception, Bay of Gibraltar, Spain.
Den 2021-06-30 kl. 10:40, skrev Steven
The attacks by the Orca’s around Portugal and around the
bend into the Med is not a one time incident. The authorities
think it’s a game by young macho Orca’s. There are around 10
incidents reported. Some say to stop the boat and just sit it
out, others say to play music and 1 guy said it stopped when
he started to sing to them😀😀
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Op 30 jun. 2021 om 08:31 heeft
Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...> het
It is a pity that the new Amel is mentioned as a Med boat.
The delivery from La Rochelle in the Atlantic Ocean to the
Med is an ocean passage or a Mediterranee adventure? The
whale attack close to Gilbrartar is a coincidence?
It seems to me that the focus to a reliable boat is
distorted for marketing reasons. Bad sea conditions are
everywhere even in the Med.
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On Jun 30, 2021, at 6:23 AM,
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
Hi, I would put hull form at the top. The modern
flying wedges are fast and the voluminous stern
cockpit fashionable and popular,but I suspect ( I
am a sailor not a Naval architect) not as sea
kindly, nor I suspect nearly as controllable
running in big winds and seas. The SM bow holds up
well, doesn't dig in causing slewing. The SM
tracks incredibly well off the wind in big seas..
Likewise the ketch rig. Reducing sail is a dream
as is increasing it.
.Not criticizing the 50 in any way. It was just
built to a different design brief to a particular
target market. As we have come to expect from
Amel, they have done it well.
On 30 June 2021 at 10:29
Justin Maguire <justin_maguire@...>
I’d love to know - beyond who they market to -
what changes make these new boats less seaworthy
The only three specific features that are
regularly brought up are:
- twin rudders without the protected prop
- the loss of the ketch rig.
- the more modern hull form that bashes more
up wind (though is nicer downwind)
Build quality is as good or arguably better..
Ease of systems maintenance is as good or
I’m genuinely curious to learn here
Absolutely agree with all of
Judith and I visited Amel in La Rochelle in
2019 and went for a sail on the 50.
Judith fell in love with it's creature
comforts and layout and now says we'll buy
one when we win the lottery!
I have all the above misgivings about it as
an ocean crosser, but then maybe those days
are over and as a coastal short passage
cruiser the 50 would be ideal.
Certainly Antoine Riotin said the same
things to me - the target market for Amel
has changed; it is no longer the
circumnavigator as it was in Henri Amels
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