We're following the fortunes of the Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson as she takes part in a tall ships' race from Australia to New Zealand.
She and her crew are speeding across the Tasman Sea from Sydney to Auckland and they're doing well. But with the finishing line almost within reach there's a dramatic hitch.
Richard Jones was there.
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