Latest...

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

TFE LIVE: Today, Richard Pound (CAN), longest serving member of the IOC, with his views on the postponed 2020 Olympics and the impact on International...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TFE LIVE: Today, Terry Hutchinson (USA), Skipper and Executive Director of NYYC's American Magic with his personal "Cupdate" and insight...

Friday, May 8, 2020

TFE LIVE: Today, Vittorio d'Albertas (ITA), sailmaker and budding YouTube star, live via Skype from Savona with his insight into the COVID crisis...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

SAIL GP: Pulling the plug on 2020; completed Sydney event won by Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) is "null and void"

Monday, May 4, 2020

WORLD SAILING: Another U-turn by "Chaotic Kim" Andersen (DEN); the WS President now admits that no CEO will be hired until late 2021

Monday, April 20, 2020

1/2
Please reload

VOR: Details of the fishing boat collision, sinking, and rescue, courtesy of the South China Morning Post

Saturday, January 20, 2018

HONG KONG – From a story in the "Law & Crime" section of the South China Morning Post story: "The vessel of American-Danish team Vestas 11th Hour Racing hit the mainland fishing boat at about 2am. The latter sank and 10 fishermen fell into the sea, the organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race confirmed. Marine police and other emergency services launched a rescue mission after the yacht’s crew sent a distress signal. The fishermen were picked up to the east of Waglan Island. One crew member from the fishing boat was seriously injured and had to be taken to hospital by helicopter. A rescue helicopter arrived at the scene at 4.30am to pick up the man, who was unconscious but had been pulled onto a sailing boat. He was confirmed dead at 6.30am, a police spokesman said. The others were being treated at Eastern Hospital.The racing sailors were reported safe. Their 65ft sloop was slightly damaged, the organiser said.The police spokesman said officers were investigating."

 

Vestas 11th Hour Racing on the hardstand at a marina in western Kowloon, not at the official VOR Race Village. Photo: Felix Wong / South China Morning Post.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload