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Daring Ilkley mother and daughter home safe after yacht race
6:07pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
An intrepid mother and daughter from Ilkley are safely home after completing a daring yacht race, despite sailing in darkness and having to treat injured crew members.
Jane and Carla Butterworth had to contend with a power cut which left their yacht in darkness, as they tackled choppy seas on the Fastnet yacht race last week.
The mother and daughter duo were part of the crew of racing yacht Hot Stuff, one of 380 vessels battling it out in a testing 608-nautical mile route along the south coast of England, to the Fastnet Rock, then around the Scilly Isles, ending in Plymouth.