Fastnet yacht race disaster

Ocean sailor Matthew Sheehan tells Witness of a terrible night of near hurricance force winds and the drowning of his father, when boats racing towards the Fastnet Rock were engulfed by disaster.

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Wed 25 Aug 2010 22:50 GMT

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