Sailing Yacht

The Fastnet Yacht Race Tragedy of 1979





The tale of the Drive 10 gale which decimated the 1979 Fastnet race, the past of the Admiral’s Cup gatherings in that calendar year. A enormous lookup and rescue operation was started as 50 % of the 300 yachts competing went missing in a 20,000 region square of the Irish Sea. The dying toll was 15, and the ramifications are however felt today with the greater safety prerequisites released in the aftermath

BBC
Director: Nat Sharman
Series-producer: Greg Lanning
Scriptwriter, Writer: Christabelle Dilks

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