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Rambler Alert - TV Programme Recalls Dramatic Rescue

10th October 2011
Rambler Alert - TV Programme Recalls Dramatic Rescue
The remarkable story of the capsize of super yacht Rambler 100 during this year's Fastnet Race and the rescue of her twenty one crew is told in 'Mayday at the Fastnet' on RTE One TV on Tuesday 11th October at 10.15pm.

The programme includes first-hand accounts of how the yacht inverted in seconds when her keel fell off: the skill of the Baltimore lifeboat crew in recovering sixteen crew members from the upturned hull: the race against time to find the remaining five crew members: their mental and physical struggle to survive almost three hours in the water: and how computer technology led to their rescue as darkness closed in.

'I was cold, so cold...' Wendy Touton talks publicly for the first time about her Fastnet ordeal in tonight's RTE documentary

It features exclusive interviews with Rambler's owner, George David and with his partner Wendy Touton, who was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after being rescued.

Viewers will also see, for the first time, dramatic video from the rescue helicopter, as well as footage of the race as it rounded the Fastnet Rock and gripping images of the rescued crew being hauled from the water

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