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Memories of 1979 Fastnet tragedy

A memorial service to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Fastnet race is to take place. Fifteen people died and dozens of boats were sunk in one of the worst storms ever to hit an ocean yacht race. Matthew Sheahan, whose father died in the tragedy, and Janet Grosvenor, former deputy secretary of the race, remember the disaster and discuss how it has changed the rules and the equipment used in the Fastnet.

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