Sailor rescued after yacht crashes into rocks off South Australian coast

A solo sailor has spent seven hours trapped on his yacht after it smashed onto rocks off the Coffin Bay National Park on South Australia’s west coast.

Key points:

  • Will Fantom was circumnavigating Australia when he ran aground near Coffin Bay
  • Mr Fantom was trapped on the yacht for seven hours before making his way onto the beach
  • He is raising money for Solo Sailor for the Disabled

Will Fantom clambered off his yacht SV Skeese with the clothes on his back, his dog Mischief and a few belongings at low tide after the accident to a sandy beach 300 metres away. He was later flown by helicopter to safety. Mr Fantom was circumnavigating Australia raising money for para-sailing funds, which support people with a disability in the sport.

Will Fantom SAILING
Mr Fantom at sea on his yacht SV Skeese. Photo – Will Fantom

For the full story go to ABC News: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-06/sailor-trapped-on-yacht-near-coffin-bay-national-park/100271944