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Sailboat rammed by ship see video

Cowes Week yacht crash skipper 'too close' to tanker

Did he not see him coming?


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re: Sailboat rammed by ship see video

Yes, I'm pretty sure he did. I've watched this thing at least a dozen times over the past 2 years, and still can't believe there are idiots like this putting the lives of their crew at risk like that. If you blow the video up and watch it in the highest possible resolution, you can see one crew member jumping off right before they get t-boned, so you know they knew what would happen. I haven't read any further details, but it's not hard to imagine that one swimmer getting mowed over by the container ship. Just nuts.
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I would never bring my boat in line with a ship? I mean what could make someone be in that kind of hurry that he would risk loosing a fight with that much steel? Your right "can't believe there are idiots like this putting the lives of their crew at risk like that"
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In a word- ego. They were racing.
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