BANG!!! Maltese Falcon takes a hit.

PeterLyonsPeterLyons maritime photographerRegistered Users Posts: 158 Major grins
edited October 7, 2008 in Sports
I caught a series of shots yesterday of Tom Perkins' 289' modern square-rigger "Maltese Falcon" getting t-boned by a 40-foot yacht. Someone on SailingAnarchy posted an animation of the shots, which I like better than any single image. This is rare stuff. It was jaw-dropping to watch.

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The gallery images of the collision start here:
http://lyonsimaging.smugmug.com/gallery/6142227_HoUAr#386640001_ojnQx

Both vessels sustained damage. After the initial impact, you can see the sloop's masthead tear the main topsail of the Maltese Falcon.

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  • photodougphotodoug Major grins Registered Users Posts: 870 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
    absolutely incredible the photos were captured....wow man
  • madiggmadigg Major grins Registered Users Posts: 123 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
    photodoug wrote:
    absolutely incredible the photos were captured....wow man

    Boy, that is really cool
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
    Wouldn't SI want this? Heck, wouldn't the SF Newspaper want it?
  • PeterLyonsPeterLyons maritime photographer Registered Users Posts: 158 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
    Andy wrote:
    Wouldn't SI want this? Heck, wouldn't the SF Newspaper want it?

    I contacted the paper but didn't hear back. ne_nau.gif
  • Darren Troy CDarren Troy C Columbia, SC Registered Users Posts: 1,927 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
    Great series....but here's my question.....how the hell do ya NOT avoid such an encounter? ne_nau.gif
  • pyrypyry Way up north Registered Users Posts: 1,733 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2008
    Idlewild wrote:
    Great series....but here's my question.....how the hell do ya NOT avoid such an encounter? ne_nau.gif

    It ran into a huge square-rigged ship. Not believing your eyes might be a start...

    Actually the answer is probably in the very last frame. You can't see past your own sails if you don't peek around or put a crew member in the bow. The idiot in command should know that.
    Creativity's hard.

    http://pyryekholm.kuvat.fi/
  • jonh68jonh68 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,711 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2008
    Great series! Don't take this wrong, but when I first saw it, it looked like a CGI series to me. I love the lighting.
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