First, we realize these are not the same catamarans or captains. HOWEVER, how many times have you seen a catamaran sailboat attempt to surf its way into port? My guess is after seeing whats below….twice. Of course we crowned one (the successful one) as the most epic catamaran port entry of all time.
This latest attempt, well let’s just say it doesn’t end well.
The captains account below:
This wild and incredible ride lasted only for 20 to 30 seconds. Spray and water exploded all around the boat as the bows firstly bit into the face of the wave and then lifted as the buoyancy raised them. The rudders were doing their job as her bum tucked down, and she tracked like a rocket on rails, responding instantly to the corrections given by the helm. The noise inside the boat was like [that of] half a dozen bowling balls being bowled down a corrugated bowling lane.
Conditions in the cockpit were euphoric; we screamed and yelled like banshees with excitement. This was way over the top in terms of thrill rides on the Gold Coast. At no stage of the ride did any of us feel fear, concern, or anything approaching a worry that we were in jeopardy. It was the experience of a sailing lifetime, an adrenalin rush like none of us ever experienced.