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Stricken yacht at sea

August 14, 1979: Tragedy strikes the Fastnet yacht race as 15 die in violent storms

Force 10 gales whipped up 50-foot waves to turn the famous Fastnet yacht race into a terrifying fight against the elements for 2,500 sailors aboard some 300 yachts.

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