Today Penny had arranged to conduct a swamping test after a training session. The Gig is already very well proven with a fair nuber of race wins but we had never gotten round to actually seeing how she would perform in a capsize situation.
I had designed Rozinante with buoyancy tanks up to deck level at bow & stern plus her foam cored hull provides buoyancy itself.
In this safety concious age it should be regarded as essential for boats like this to be able to look after their crew if the worst happens, a capsize is not unusual in fine boats but in Gigs often used on the sea the consequences could be more serious.
A great success !