World on Water Global Sailing News – September 8, 2017
Published on September 8th, 2017
On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show:
In this episode, a skipper competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was airlifted to hospital after nearly ripping his thumb off. David Hartshorn had been leading a crew of amateur sailors when the accident occurred 450 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal. His thumb was almost taken clean off as the crew conducted a spinnaker drop when the guard rail became caught between his thumb and the sheet. Also follow the SB 20 World Championships in Cowes England, 470 Junior World Championships in Enoshima Japan in wild weather, Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes a history, the Gitana Racing team launch their new foiling super trimaran Edmund De Rothschild and test it, preview of this week’s Maxi World Rolex Cup at the YCCS in Sardinia and on-board a Eastcoast 28R during AHIRW in the Australian Whitsundays.
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