Severe conditions saw the loss of one boat - but no lives. One of the key learnings from this story appears to relate to the way in which the life raft was mounted and its subsequent "ripping off" the decks.
Appears also that EPIRBS and PLBS etc did their job well and also that the race
organisers and the Australian government
authorities did their job well, and that finally the crew of another race
boat displayed outstanding seamanship and courage.
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Six men rescued after yacht sinks near Port Campbell
07 Apr, 2012 02:52 PM
SIX men are lucky to be alive after their boat sank in rough seas off the coast of Port Campbell last night.
The men - including three from Port Fairy - were on board the yacht Inception when it began taking on water about seven nautical miles from Port Campbell during an ocean race from Queenscliff to Port Fairy.
After spending a cold and terrifying two and a half hours in the water, they were eventually rescued shortly after midnight by the crew of Trybooking.com, another yacht competing in the race.