The US Navy, somewhere in the Irish Sea
The German Coast Guard


Brilliant video of VOR 70 Pirates of the Caribbean
blasting out of Melbourne

You could waterski behind it! Click here  (Quicktime Movie)
US National Sailing Hall of Fame has a few nice videos
Absolutely Everybody goes sailing in France.  Raw video from Grand Prix Petit Navire 2006
Maximus loses mast
Building Maximus
Mirabella V, world's largest sloop
Sydney Harbour ferry vs. 18 foot skiff
Living on the Edge  CRO dinghy sailors and Aerosmith
Speed Freaks!
Moth sailing
Route du Rhum 2006
Olympic 470 Class
Coaster runs aground at harbour entrance
Dublin Bay Development
Hobie 33 crash test from the '70s
Storm in the Raz de Sein, West Brittany
Dark and Steamy hits the sunken Vavassour off the needles, Cowes Week 2006
This picture shows the smokestacks of the sunken steamer
The wreck lies off the lighthouse in the same orientation as the cliffs of the needles.

You can see just behind the red kite on the left is a large dark shadow - that is Goose rock, very large and hard. One technique is for the foredeck to get an eyeball on it the with polarised glasses and go fairly near it for the deeper water [nearer 3m CD if I recall rather than 2.4m over the rest of the inside passage].

The problem is that you may well be coming in unsighted like this.

On the right you can see two distinct dark shadows just behind a convenient small rib marking the area. These are the boilers of the wreck Varvassi and are about 4m each in diameter. These dry in springs as does goose rock.

There is a surrounding depth of 2.8m with the stern tube and engine giving a depth of 0.7 and 0.5m. These bits are to the right of the boilers, and you go wide to avoid these, which some of the right hand boats are doing.

The trick to go inside is to pass between Goose rock and the boilers, a gap of around 50m, or as we did a few years ago, between the boilers.