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Three men had a lucky escape after their boat was attacked by a great white shark. The men had been swimming by the motorboat off the coast of Busselton, near Perth in Western Australia less than an hour before the five-metre-long shark appeared and began circling around.
One of the men, Mark Kick, said the shark then swam away but returned a short while later. After circling the boat a couple more times it then attacked the boat's outboard engine leaving teeth marks on the propeller hub.
Fearful of what the shark might do next the men started the engine and headed back to shore at high speed, leaving the hungry predator to find a meal elsewhere. ...
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We caught this tragedy on video while collecting friends from the CBD today. Police report that both men are safe but watching this event unfold was heartbreaking.
Someone told us the man lives on this boat and was trying to save his home. My heart goes out to him.
Please donate anything you can afford to the Premiers Qld Flood Relief Appeal:
Nathan Outteridge wins the lot with a race to spare.
Home, SWEET SWEET, home for Nathan Outteridge (AUS) who wins the 2011 Zhik Moth World Championships after dropping a 6th place finish in Race 8 for a total of 23 points in the series. Parents and friends in ribs are cheering, Australian flags out flapping. Not a bad summer at home, after he won the 49er national title and was crowned national champion in the Moth all here on Lake Macquarie.
Neutrogena liegt zur Zeit auf Platz 7 und ist gut dabei.
„Président“ des Franzosen Jean Le Cam läuft nach Mastbruch die Kapverden an.
Die zweitplatzierte „Foncia“ mit Michel Desjoyeaux plant einen Reparaturstopp in Brasilien.
Jean Le Cam (FRA) President:
"It happened at about 1900 hrs, so it wasn’t yet dark. There were 20-25 knots of wind and we slammed into a wave. We were under gennaker, but it was nothing exceptional. How and why it happened, I’ve no idea. It wasn’t really as if we were digging into a wave. We just slammed into it. It had already happened twenty times before.
As we hit the wave, we heard a cracking sound. It was all over in two seconds. You start to look up and it’s already over. I’ve no idea what really happened.
I was at the helm and Bruno at the nav station on stand-by.
The mast fell forwards. It just snapped. I can’t really say any more than that. It must have broken in several pieces.
After that there’s always the same worry. You want to avoid damaging the hull. We had to get it all out of the way as quickly as possible. We cut the halyards and everything else away and got rid of it to make sure the boat was clear. Then we started up the engine immediately."
Michel Desjoyeaux (FRA), Foncia:
"The bow of Foncia is damaged. The lower part of the bow there is a foam section better known as the crash box. It is laminated to the hull covered with several layers of carbon.
Sunday while on the bow we noticed that there was no carbon on the foam anymore. Foam is green and the carbon is black. The difference is obvious.
There is not much that we can do about it from here. The foam section is still whole from what we can see, it is our bumper. It is impossible to complete the rest of the course like this, both in terms of safety and performance.
The crash box is there just in case of hitting an unidentified floating object, and behind it is the proper structural bow, but that is not good at sustained high speeds. Our choice is to replace this ‘fuse’.
We discovered this just before the Cape Verde islands, but by then it was too late to react. We can take the risk to push on to the Brazilian coast and waste less time But we have been at around 17 knots averages for three days. Considering the volume of water which is pushed under the bow in these we did not fancy sticking our heads down any closer!