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Sailing Yacht "Team Vestas Wind" on the Reef
Sailing Yacht Team Vesta Wind on the Reef
See the Movie below

The racing yacht "Team Vestas Wind" was participating in the Volvo Ocean race, a sailing race around the world when faulty navigation put the boat hard up aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean.

The video below is shocking to see as the yacht runs aground at full speed in the middle of the night. The rest of the video tells the story of the crew riding out the night on board life rafts, the recovery of some vessel items, an interview with the captain and other details.

Warning: the language in the video is a bit "salty" at times as the sailors were under extreme stress.



No one was injured in this incident but the yacht was a total loss. Even with the most high tech navigation gear aboard as these ocean racers have, accidents can still happen.

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