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NW Spain, Basque Country, Zumaia: Bavaria 38 capsizes entering port

By Afloat Magazine — last modified Feb 27, 2014 02:21 PM
Contributors: Link via Yahoo group Cruisers_Network_Online
The following article and video link courtesy of Afloat Magazine in Ireland. A photographer captured the whole event on video. Well worth 12 minutes of your time if you have a good Internet connection. Says alot for the Bavaria 38.

Published: 2014-02-27 00:00:00
Topics: Safety and Medical
Countries: Spain

NW Spain, Basque Country, Zumaia: Bavaria 38 capsizes entering port

From webpage www.laspain.com - the entrance to Zumaia port showing the end of the breakwater where the boat capsized

Click on: http://afloat.ie/sail/cruising/item/24511-yacht-capsizes-in-surf-at-spanish-port-of-zumaia

A Bavaria 38 yacht, with seven crew on board, enters the narrow channel leading to the port of Zumaia on the Basque coast of Spain this month with dramatic consequences. 'The swell is of medium size, the operation is dangerous, but passable' according to local photographer Gabi Aymat who shot this dramatic capsize video.

A huge wave sweeps on to the boat and rolls it over knocking some of its untethered crew over board. The good news is that the crew survived and the boat is also safe, surviving its roll without any serious damage, according to Aymat.

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