This place is notorious for yacht-wrecking. I believe it's the "Needles" at the Isle of Wight. Apparently you have to cut it finer than that. Closer in works, it seems.
That first boat looks like it got hurt too. It would be so easy to get holed and sunk there. A wee buoy on it would help. At night, in heavy weather, it must be an awful place.
I think word gets around not to risk that course.
I hope that every one escaped with their teeth... that boat hit hard.
I nearly lost my own ship close to here one day in 1993....
The Waverley steams past Kames
....steering right up a reef with the Volvo in gear at 6 kt and brains in neutral.
The first mate look at me and said, "What are you doing?".
I froze to ice on the spot.
Little was said for the rest of the day. The message was carried by silences, and strange, suspicious sideward glances. It knocks the hell out of your confidence.... sublime over-confidence as it turned out. It certainly cooled my rear.