The first spectator video is up from the nasty amputating accident in Lorient, and while the foreshortening of a long lens makes it less than ideal for unraveling exactly what happened, it’s obvious that neither Spindrift 2 nor the AFP photographer were accurate in their accounts of what happened. Reality is, as usual, somewhere in between. What do you see?
Spindrift was somewhere they shouldn’t have been, and the RIB driver appears to have been engaged with other traffic when the world’s fastest ocean racing boat came screaming in at about 20 knots. And the VOR’s exclusion zone is about to get a lot more exclusive…
June 22nd, 2015