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Boat sinking in Irish Sea

I came across this story (through Sailing Anarchy) about the recent sinking of the yacht Megawat (Hanse 371) in the Irish Sea. The boat was relatively new (launched Dec. 2001) and sailing in not particularly bad weather 20 to 30 knot winds with 1.5 to 2 metre sea. The boats rudder stock snapped and the remnant must have holed or damaged the rudder tube and the boat began taking on water.

When things go bad, they can really go bad. The crew launched their life raft only to see it fail to inflate. The story had a positive ending as a boat that had passed them an hour before must have heard their distress call on the radio. The 54 ft. Quite Correct returned and rescued the crew with their already inflated RIB.

Here is the link:

http://www.hyc.ie/news/newsview.asp?newsid=285
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