Skipper medevaced from racing yacht

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Piers Dudin, the skipper of the 68-foot steel yacht Hull & Humber Clipper, was swept across the deck and broke his leg after a huge wave hit the boat 400 miles east of Japan.

Crew said the skipper calmly informed the crew he had broken his leg and was assisted down below, giving calm instructions on what needed to be done

The crew was on the last leg of a 35,000-mile Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race when the accident happened Thursday.

A Japanese coast guard vessel carrying a doctor reached the vessel on Friday.

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