Ever thought what would happen if you loaded a 6.5mt ocean going racing into its container to ship to its new owner and it is dropped from 60 feet onto its roof inside the container. I would like to say it is a part of the RG 650 rigorous safety and strength test but it isn't. You guessed it .....destroyed !!!!!..... hull 7 845 destined for Valencia is the unfortunate RG 650 series mini that will never touch the water. Destroyed in seconds.......with a single deck gear drill hole. This happened a while ago and we have been keeping it quiet to let the shock subside but I cant hold it in any longer.... Check the photos and see for yourself the damage done when the boat landed on it roof from 60 feet in the air...... RIP 845 sorry I never got to meet you. You will always be a legend in the RG 650 story......
Bret Perry Director of Katabatic Sailing