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Jul
09

It Turns Out Rock Also Beats Boats


KnightStarArthur Manning was on his 36 foot yacht Knight Star in a Royal Channel Islands race when he suffered what he termed an “embarrassing mis-judgement.”

“We’d consulted local charts but didn’t take into account the height of the rocks, or whether there was enough water. The boat ground to a halt and we realised we were grounded — we immediately pulled all the sails down and put on our lifejackets. We both feel terrible … nobody likes hitting rocks, so this was very embarrassing.”

The two men on board were rescued by some French sailors and at high tide the ship was freed from its predicament.

They did not win the race.

[Daily Mail]


2 Responses to “It Turns Out Rock Also Beats Boats”


  1. 1 the sister
    July 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    perhaps your best post yet.


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