Meanwhile in Java…

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Cork, one of ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has struck a rock in the Java Sea, around 200 nautical miles north east of Jakarta.

All 16 crew have been safely evacuated to two sister yachts, Team Finland and California. All are safe and next of kin have been informed.

7 Comments

  1. Team Styrbord Jan 14, 2010 Reply

    Det är väl själva grejen med HavskappSegling som sport, att det ska vara lite farligt med mycket dramatik….

  2. ClaesE Jan 15, 2010 Reply

    Jag kollade upp det litet i höstas. Om man vill vara med på hela varvet kostar det GBP 55 000, eller i runda slängar 600 tusen. Fast då ingår en rejäl utbildning innan start. Och ett sjöställ ;-)

    Något att fundera på när man vinner på Lotto.

    //Claes

  3. Calle P Jan 15, 2010 Reply

    Kan dom inte lägga ut bojar som dom gör på Lidingö Runt så dom inte behöver gå på grund? Stora båtar verkar behöva detta :-)

  4. Johan O Jan 15, 2010 Reply

    Kölen ser ut att sitta kvar.
    Måste vara mer än 5,2cm laminat på den båten…

  5. Backe Jan 15, 2010 Reply

    Dom har inte försökt dra bort den med lotsbåt med 1200hk än!!!!

  6. silverminken Jan 16, 2010 Reply

    Med litt mindre triangelform på skroget hadde de sikkert kunnet unngå grunnstøting.

  7. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Jan 16, 2010 Reply

    De tänker inte heller försöka dra bort den.
    Men kölen sitter ju kvar i alla fall :-)

    The surveyors and salvage experts advise that the boat is now so weakened by the pounding she has taken on the reef, the collective view is that she would not survive being dragged off the shelf, made buoyant and then complete the 450 mile tow to Singapore.

    Even if this were possible, the extent of the damage means that she would be beyond economic repair. As such, Sir Robin said, “It is with very great sadness that we have to accept that Cork Clipper will remain on the reef, as we lose her to the sea. This is the first loss Clipper has experienced in seven races and since the first race in 1996, more than 2 million miles of racing has been safely and successfully completed.

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