Holier Than Thou
From our pals at www.freodoctor.com.au, the best little website in Western Australia
Many have heard through the grapevine about the incident yesterday between Marten 49 Optimus Prime and 60ft Syrenka (aka Megatron). Here’s the incident from my perspective on OP:
We (port) rounded the bottom mark, tidied up and flopped over onto starboard. Probably a bit under a mile from Syrenka who were running down (kite up) to the mark on starboard as well. As we closed we hailed multiple times, seeing no reaction from Syrenka we flopped over onto port to avoid, running the converse course passing one or two boat lengths below them. Syrenka bore away heavily, attempted to come back up to original course and struck us at the forward part of the cockpit. Bow sprit drove through the hull, through the aft cabin, and back out into the cockpit. Carolyne Bush (WAYF) was thrown across the cockpit and serverely injured her shoulder (suspected broken collarbone).