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Sailing: Boat crashes into another at 2014 Extreme Sailing Series

A strong gust of wind sent one boat ploughing into the back of another on day three of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series at Marina Bay.

SINGAPORE: A strong gust of wind sent one boat ploughing into the back of another on day three of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series at Marina Bay, in what was dubbed one of the most dramatic moments in the eight-year history of the series.

Team Aberdeen Singapore's boat was caught in a big gust of wind as it approached the finish line, and ended up hitting the back of the boat belonging to France's Groupama sailing team, causing three crew members to jump off.

The Groupama sailing team said one member suffered superficial injuries from the incident and the damage to their boat was not too serious.

Both crews are working overnight to get their boats back out on the racecourse for the last day of the Extreme Sailing Series.

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