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Whale's 'yacht landing' caught on film

Footage has emerged of the moment when a 10m (33ft) whale leapt on to a yacht in South Africa.

Sailing instructor Ralph Mothes and his partner Paloma Werner were sailing off the coast of Cape Town when the whale breached next to them.

The mammal crashed down on their vessel, snapping the mast before sliding back into the water.

Mr Mothes recalled the moment the incident happened.

  • 24 Jul 2010