Flinders Islet Race 2009 | Shockwave sjönk

Vackra bilder från Christophe Launay ombord på Farr 55 Living Doll. Men från ett tragiskt race… Två seglare omkom under Flinders Islet Race då Shockwave gick på grund och sjönk mitt i natten (nyhetsrapport nedan).

Onboard Living Doll, Farr 55, built by Cookson Boats for Melbourne yachtsman Michael Hiatt competing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) dramatic 92 nautical-miles Flinders Islet Race that started off Point Piper on Sydney Harbour, where a yacht, Shock Wave, sponsored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, crashed into rocks off Flinders Islet and ran aground at about 3am.

Two yachts competing in the race, Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin and Bob Steel’s Quest, both from the CYCA in Sydney, went to the aid of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers crew. Two other yachts in the vicinity at the time of the incident, Geoff Ross’ Yendys, also from the CYCA, and Michael Hiatt’s Living Doll from Melbourne also stood by to give assistance.

Experienced sailors Sally Gordon, 47, of Darling Point, and Andrew Short, 48, of The Spit, were pulled unconscious from the water but couldn’t be revived.

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    Peter Gustafsson Feb 26, 2010 Reply

    Drowned sailors’ GPS ‘at least 100m out’

    THE GPS unit used by yachting identities Andrew Short and Sally Gordon would have been at least 100 metres out at the time of their fatal accident off the New South Wales south coast, a report has found.


    Tipstack till Simon Söderberg.

  2. PelleL Feb 26, 2010 Reply

    CYCA’s hela rapport finns här: http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/CYCA_Flinders_Islet_Internal_Inquiry_Report.pdf

    ….man får sig en tankeställare…

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