Le Bon crew sail past Accident Spot

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Le Bon crew sail past accident spot

Duran Duran front man Simon Le Bon and his racing crew celebrated sailing past the point in a classic yacht race that almost cost them their lives 20 years ago.

The 1980s pop star reunited at Cowes, Isle of Wight, with 20 members of his original crew which competed in the Rolex Fastnet Race in 1985.

His yacht, Drum, capsized in bad weather off the coast of Falmouth. It lost its keel sending the yacht upside-down, trapping the singer and other crew members inside the hull for 40 minutes.

Afterwards Le Bon sold the yacht, now called The Arnold Clark Drum, but it is being loaned back to him this year by the current owner, Scottish entrepreneur, Sir Arnold Clark.

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