RACE UPDATE 1: Wyvern sank this morning

11 July 2013

RACE UPDATE 1:  Wyvern sank this morning
09:15, Thursday 11 July 2013

A Class B vessel taking part in The Tall Ships Races 2013 from Aarhus to Helsinki – Wyvern (Norway) - sank this morning.
 
She began taking on water earlier today at the centre of the southern tip of Öland and Hoburgen, Gotland's southern tip.
 
The crew of ten were all air-lifted and are safe ashore at Kalmar airport.
 
Wyvern a 24 metre Gaff Ketch, built in 1897 was a regular competitor in The Tall Ships Races. A further statement will be issued over the next few hours.

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