Illawarra Newsroom

Capsized yacht washes ashore near Austinmer

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While two sailors were rescued from their capsized yacht off the Illawarra coast on Saturday, the fate of their vessel remained a mystery.

Surf Life Saving Illawarra used social media to advise that a white yacht has washed ashore at Austinmer Boat Ramp.

Reports are the crew got into trouble early on Saturday morning, capsizing around 15 nautical miles off the coast of Wollongong, with the alarm being raised at about 1pm Saturday, HMAS Brisbane came to the aid of the sailors, who's been in the water for about 15-hours.

Image: SLS Illawarra Facebook