Keel-balancing heroics as crew remain on board

Many Yachting Monthly readers have sent us in photos of this Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40, Vision, which went aground on Hamble Spit on Saturday 21 April at 0100.

The yacht remained standing on its small wing keel until midday, with seven people on board.

The yacht is believed to have suffered steering failure and the crew managed to fix it before they floated off.

River Hamble Harbour Authority said: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this before. You couldn’t do it again if you tried.’

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