When Ted Turner entered his yacht Tenacious in the famed Fastnet Race in 1979, he did not need to prove himself. He had already started a television network, purchased the Atlanta Braves and Hawks, and won the 1977 America's Cup.
But a freakish storm turned the Celtic Sea into a terrifying washing machine that tossed the 303 entrants about and killed 15 sailors.
In this 30 For 30 short for ESPN Films, Turner and many of his crew members relive that harrowing -- and ultimately victorious -- voyage amid riveting footage and photographs. Never was a boat so aptly named.
Aired: 3 Jun 2015