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Nisida - Whale strike Wednesday 6 Dec 1530UTC

At approximately 1530 UTC at position 12d52N 51d18W

Nisida collided with a whale. We were surfing along at speeds up to 11kts under full main and spinnaker when suddenly out of nowhere there was a massive thump to the starboard side of the boat alongside the cockpit. A huge tale of a whale towered above the cockpit flexing the guard-wires causing minor injuries to one crew member who was sat on the cockpit coaming. The injuries are a cut to a hand and abrasions to both knees. Injuries have been cleaned and dressed.

As far as we know the whale was unharmed.All are fine on board although a little shaken by the incident. We have checked over the boat and there does not seem to be any significant damage.

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