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Sailing Crash Ocean Racing Tommy Hilfiger

When your are sailing a boat worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, the last thing you want to do is put a hole in it. Especially on live TV.

These unfortunate sods had the bad luck of doing both - and leaving their yachts in total tatters. You only need to look at these mountain bike crashes to see how gnarly action sports can be.

What Is Sailing? Everything You Need To Know

From the America's Cup to the Volvo Ocean Race, there are jaw-dropping sailing crashes the world over - particularly when it comes to racing catamarans. It's always catamarans.

Broken masts, giant waves, dinged hulls and crew being catapulted into the ocean... It's all in a day's work for a competitive sailor.

Want to know more about sailing at the Olympics? Or what sailing clothes to wear on the water? Read more here.

1) Now That's What You Call A Ding

2) Going, Going..... Gone!

3) Never Plain Sailing With A Hole In The Hull

4) Oh.... Sh*t!

5) Watch Out For That Whale!

6) It's Always Catamarans, Eh?

7) This Is Why Running Aground Is Not Good...

8) Pitchpole Disaster

9) Look Where You Are Going!

10) When You Crash Into A Reef During The Volvo Ocean Race

11) Woaaaaaaah!

12) And Finally...

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