Simon Le Bon Signs Up For Yacht Race

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August 6, 2014 | 11:16am EST

Pop star Simon Le Bon will indulge his love of sailing by taking part in a daring sea race on Thursday.
The Duran Duran frontman, who famously cheated death when his yacht capsized during a race in 1985, is to join the crew of Azzam as it does battle against other contestants in the U.K.’s Cowes Week Big Boats competition.
Le Bon and his crewmates from the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team will go up against seven other craft in a 50-mile dash around the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.
In 1985, the singer was trapped under the hull of his yacht Drum for 40 minutes when it capsized during a race off the coast of Cornwall, England. He was rescued by a Royal Navy helicopter crew.