Yacht split in two after Keel failure: full story in Sail Magazine

An account of the loss of a race yacht’s keel is covered in next month’s Sail magazine, the leading US yachting journal. Ran Tan II, an Elliott 50, was on passage from Tahiti to the west coast of America, in June last year, when the keel started to break off causing the hull to split in two.  Her three New Zealand crew took to the life-raft 1,700 miles east of Hawaii and were eventually picked up by a Mexican tuna boat.

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