This is really sad. The Ady Gil was previously the Earthrace. As the Earthrace this boat set a world record for circumnavigation, making it around the world in 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, beating the previous record by two weeks. All of this while it was totally run on bio-Diesel.
Whether you agree with the actions of the Sea Shepherds or not, the loss of this world class boat to such a petty and preventable attack from the Japanese fleet should make any one who has ever enjoyed boating or anyone who cares about promoting a clean-energy future sad indeed.
Rachel Maddow covered this story tonight with the one and only Bob Barker (yes, THAT Bob Barker):
RIP Ady Gil. The boating world will miss you.
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**For the record, I have NO idea why the first line is dropped like that. I can't seem to fix it.**