Fastnet Race Disaster, 1979

This is a short extract from the 60' programme "For Those in Peril" that Jonathan directed for BBC4. First transmitted as part of the BBC's "Sea Fever" season, the film tells the story of the evolution of coastal rescue in the UK from the start of the 20th century. This extract tells the story of the Fastnet race disaster of 1979 that launched the biggest maritime rescue operation since Dunkirk.


By: Chauke (4073.10)

Tags: sailing, storm, Fastnet race, 1979, history

Location: Fastnet Rock, Ireland