Gipsy Moth IV Runs Aground
One of our favorite yachts, the recently restored Gipsy Moth IV has run into trouble in the South Pacific. The yacht, which went through a £300,000 restoration last year, is owned by the United Kingdom Sailing Academy. The yacht was going from Marquesas to Tahiti as part of a round-the-world trek when she hit a reef. The yacht is lying starboard in deep water and the crew was rescued. Marine salvage is currently attempting to salvage the vessel. Hopefully this historic vessel can be saved and repaired but it isn't known yet if the yacht will continue on the global voyage.