Saturday, May 06, 2006

Brand new

For those that missed it, great story last week about how a brand new yacht hit the rocks just off Poole.

The brand new 250,000 pound Beneteau Oceanis 473 was on it maiden voyage, and on the return journey from the picturesque Lulworth Cove the skipper popped below to check the satellite navigation system, leaving his girl friend at the wheel.

Alas maybe more familiar with a tiller than a wheel within minutes she'd driven the luxury boat on the rocks, forcing the couple to fight for their lives in the pounding surf.

The good news is they were both rescued.

Alas it shows the sat nav does not necessarily avoid that crunchy sound when rock hits hull.

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