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    Re: Waterspouts.
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Sep 18, 14:47 +1000

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "George Huxtable" .
    >
    > These raise a few question. Have mariners, (perhaps Nav-L members, even)
    in
    > large vessels or small, passed through the eye of a waterspout? What's it
    > like in there? Can sails or rigging survive if not furled in time? Do
    > published accounts exist?
    
    One of the yachts sailing in a recent Sydney to Hobart race had a close
    encounter with a waterspout. They saw it coming and got the sails down
    before it hit them and only sustained slight damage. Then they re-hoisted
    sail and continued.
    
    
    

       
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