Battered racing yacht, crew limp into SF Bay

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A battered racing yacht and its bruised crew arrived at a California port Tuesday, three days after a monstrous wave knocked off its steering wheel and injured several crew members during an around-the-world race.

The Geraldton Western Australia was slammed by the giant wave on Saturday about 400 miles west of San Francisco during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

After the Coast Guard picked up two injured members Sunday, the remaining 11 sailors decided to press on to finish the race’s longest leg. They reached the Port of Oakland Tuesday at about 3 a.m., becoming the last of 10 boats to complete a 5,680-mile trek across the Pacific.

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