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A Dragon sank in the first Winter Series at Cascais. Reports from people in the race say it happened during a squall, with gusts up to 35 knots. The boat did an uncontrolledd gybe, the spinnaker ended up dragging in the water and it sank stern down in about 2 minutes. Helm and crew were quickly picked up and all are fine. There are plans to try to recover the Dragon (which sunk in 25 metres of water) and find out more about the sinking. For more photos by Ricardo Pinto, check the Forum. And let's be careful out there.
Anne Garrett is the National Secretary for the American Dragon Association and has been sailing and racing Dragons since the early 80s.