Capsize of Anna

 

On July 31, 2010, Atlantic 57 'Anna' capsized in a violent 60+ knot squall. Thankfully, the skipper and crew were soon picked up by a passing freighter and suffered only minor cuts and bruises. The links below contain a summary of the weather at the time of the capsize, several 'squall stories' from the skippers of other catamarans, and Chris' suggestions for a protocol to follow in squalls and very gusty conditions.


 

What we can learn from Anna's capsize, by Chris White

Inhabiting an overturned boat, by Chris White

Weather Conditions for Anna, by Jennifer Francis, PhD Atmospheric Sciences

Squall Stories - Comments from some experienced Atlantic Cat sailors

How much wind was needed to capsize Anna?, by Chris White

Capsize Habitation Plan

Sail Plan - A57 with Single Reef