Update: They floated and pulled the Hero out of the water. Looks like Hero to Zero and back to Hero!
Sea Hero, an NM42 out of Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club (Niagara, Ontario), struck a rock off of Fort Niagara (Lewiston, NY) at the mouth of the Niagara river on Sunday, October 4th and lost her keel. She turned turtle about 10 minutes after the strike and eventually sank about 300m off of Fort Niagara.
Thanks to quick response by other club racers and the U.S. Coast Guard, all souls aboard were rescued with no injuries sustained. Luckily for all it didn’t happen the day before where winds on Eastern Lake Ontario were 28kts sustained with gusts of 35kts! Wear your lifeys, kids! – Anarchist Sean.