#rdp13 – Video of yesterday's dramatic capsize in Dun Laoghaire depicts the trimaran fleet start of the first inshore race in the Route Des Princes regatta on Dublin Bay. The video posted on youtube shows the build up to the Spindrift capsize that led to a major emergency operation and the airlift of one crew man with a broken pelvis.
"I was unable to do anything at the helm, the boat was turned over with a single blow. We let out the staysail immediately, but it was too late as it all happened in a split second, Skipper Yann Guichard said.
As reported yesterday by Afloat.ie, the trimaran has been recovered to Dun Laoghaire but the 70-footer's mast was broken in the capsize.
The mast, rigging and sails that were disconnected from the hull by divers prior to towing by lifeboat remain at sea pending salvage today