Here is a video compiled from sources by RTE ONE. entitled “Mayday at the Fastnet Rock“. about the response and rescue of the crew of Rambler 100 after the keel broke off capsizing the boat.
Here is video of Rambler being righted.
Irene has a foot in the door in Newport. A slow moving storm but nothing like she might have been. Hopefully the damage will be minimal.
Snow Lion has finished at midnight, standing 4th in class. Here is a link to an article updating the salvage of Rambler 100. A great many boats are still on the race course slowed by light winds and strong currents.
There is little point of my adding words, here are first hand accounts.
Rambler 100 capsized in the Irish sea after rounding the fastnet rock. Everyone has been rescued.
This was unexpected in the conditions which were relatively mild. Rambler a very powerful but lightly built boat.boat.Sailing her has always been about slowing down appropriately as conditions warranted.
Banque Populaire finished the race in 32 hours and 48 minutes setting a new record. Snow Lion is about 30 miles from Fastnet Rock. Click here for the tracker.
Rambler 100 was first to finish and set the course record. Her passage is sharp contrast to our crossing.