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.
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.