Emergency ejection

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Appliances Online Australia got off to a flying start in the Australian 18 Footers League but had a less than successful race as something went wrong and their 18ft «Skiff» got nose-deep in a wave and began to capsize. The simultaneous«catapulting» of the entire skipper Brett van Munster's team was captured by competition photographer Michael Chittenden.

Fortunately there were no serious injuries. Crew member Kurt Fatouros recounted a few painful bruises, after which he«could still walk». Oh not for nothing 18ft Skiff is called «the wildest» modification of the 49er class.

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