Top Bermuda boat “New Wave” has sunk:
A sailboat, which sank yesterday in the Great Sound area may be a hazard for other boat users, advises Bermuda Maritime Radio.
The vessel, a J24 sailboat called New Wave, belonging to the Royal Hamilton Dinghy Club, was involved in a race when the boat unexpectedly capsized.
No one was injured and there were no reported problems with crew on board.
Bermuda Harbour Radio could not say exactly what caused the boat to capsize, however a spokesperson explained that a harsh wind of 10 to 15 knots passed by the boat unexpectedly around 11 a.m. or noon yesterday.
Harsh winds of 10 to 15 knots?? There must be more to this story. The article from the Royal Gazette is here.
At least she lies in realtively shallow water and will likely be raised:
The owners of the boat or the club are expected to raise the vessel this week, in fact there were already divers in the water yesterday afternoon looking for lost items.
For info on how to keep your J24 from sinking (always a good thing) check out the links under “Safety” on the links page.