I was searching for Barens Seatrader yachts today (as that is what I have) and I found one in South Africa
today. I emailed the guy for more photos, and this is what he sent me.
The whale jumped out of the water
and landed on his 32 foot steel
sloop! He and his girlfriend are ok, but the boat took some damage.
For the newspaper article, see here: News - General: Whale lands on yacht*(Page 1 of 2)
This is not a joke, this really happened. The mast
are toast, the hard dodger
is toast and the stanchions need replacing. It looks like his solar panels
are in the water
too. He's devastated, as his boat is precious to him. Thanks to the steel hull
the boat didn't sink.
Just thought I'd share.