It’s every boat owners worst nightmare! Last Wednesday night the #15 boat of the navy fleet sank in Newport Harbor during the weekly Wednesday night Shields Racing Series

Clarke Boat Yard and Marine Works captured the action and helped assist in rescuing the fiver person crew from 51º water temps. Apparently the boat sank after an accidental gybe caused the boat to broach and take on water.


Shields Sink Newport RI

All you see is mast and boom of the sinking boat.

Shields Sinking Newport RI Wednesday

Shields Newport Ri Siniking

Captain and crew safe and sound thanks to Gary

Photos via Clarke Boat Yard and Marine Works Facebook

h/t Brian Rochelle