In the night from 12 to 13 June 1998, there was a famous yachtsman Eric Tabarli in the Irish sea, he was hit by the boom aboard his beloved Pen Duick, however, he never wore no safety belts, no life jackets, claiming that someone can wash away from the Board, do not place on a yacht.
Amazingly, only a year earlier in the Irish sea, he won the race Fasntet Race aboard Aquitaine Innovations. Less than a month before his death, he celebrated the birthday of his beloved yacht bought by his father gateleg tender Pen Duick. And in June went to overtake this yacht to Scotland to continue the celebrations — but the destiny has disposed differently this time…
His body was found by fishermen more than a month.
In France, cherish the memory of his great compatriot, who turned France into an outstanding sailing power. 20 years after his death, in Lorient, where Tabarli began his racing career, opened a wonderful sailing Museum that bears his name.