16 SPEEDBOAT

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Speedboat was ini­tially de­signed with the in­ten­tion of set­ting records. She was ex­cep­tion­ally wide at the tran­som with a deep cant­ing keel and water bal­last, but record suc­cesses were few and far be­tween.

Re-op­ti­mised for IRC as Ram­bler 100 she had some race vic­to­ries be­fore los­ing her keel and cap­siz­ing in the 2011 Rolex Fast­net Race, with five crew swept away from the boat. All were res­cued safely, but the in­ci­dent in­ten­si­fied the fo­cus on re­li­a­bil­ity in cant­ing keel de­signs.

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