Monster of the deep hooked up on rudder

Volvo Ocean Race skipper Mike Sanderson, of ABN Amro One has collided with a deep sea monster:

‘We got a giant squid, well 6 feet long, caught around the rudder,
luckily it was the windward one, and so by using our new trick which is
to just keep sailing straight, lose cant and just keep tipping over
until the windward rudder is well out of the water, eventually this
thing came un-stuck and flopped off.’

Mike added: ‘ All in all it was pretty weird. It didn’t
compete with the Giant Squid in the Melbourne museum, but what on earth
it was doing up on the surface who knows. Our conclusion was that it was
pretty dead when we hit it.’