Drone Shows Moment Racing Yacht Nearly Collides With Patrol Boat

StoryfulPublished: May 30, 201750 views
Published: May 30, 2017

A supermaxi yacht narrowly avoided disaster when squeezing through two patrol boats during Sydney’s Big Boat Challenge shortly after the race commenced on December 13.

Drone footage captured the Scallywag’s near collision with a <span class="caps">NSW</span> Roads and Maritime Services patrol boat, which was present to assist with traffic control on the water, according to a <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/sport/sailing/wild-oats-xi-wins-big-boat-challenge-20161213-gta0rx.html" target="_blank">Sydney Morning Herald report</a>.

The skipper of the yacht was reportedly livid at the <span class="caps">NSW</span> <span class="caps">RMS</span> as significant hull damage would’ve jeopardised their entry in the annual Sydney to Hobart race. The boat placed third overall.

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