Sailor injured in violent storm

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A British sailor competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is being taken to land after suffering a fall during a violent storm that hurled 90-knot winds and huge waves at the 12 yachts taking part.

Trudi Bubb, 50, was injured when the Unicef team yacht plunged off a wave during extreme weather in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday night. Bubb fell while below decks in the galley, according to race representatives.

Unicef relief Skipper Paul Atwood recounted the on board conditions in his blog: “Slamming, driving rain, the steady 50-60 knots breeze peaking at a gust of 92 knots, the air full of horizontal spray, waves filling the cockpit …”

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