VIDEO: Massive J Class collision
Published on March 12th, 2020
With four J Class yachts competing in the 10th anniversary of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua on March 12-15, it was the strongest class fleet since the 2017 J Class World Championship. However, disaster soon struck as during the final minutes leading into the start of Race 1, a collision occurred between Svea and Topaz. Both boats sustained damage and immediately retired from racing, with two crew members requiring medical attention. Both boats are no longer able to participate. Video courtesy of Nic Douglass and Bouwe Bekking.
Editor’s note: For the protest decision from the collision, click here.