(NEWSER) – Ah, a yacht race. Oh, we're taking on water—and being rescued by nudists. Such was the experience of yacht-racing fans whose small wooden boat began sinking near the popular "Sydney to Hobart" race on Boxing Day in Australia, the Telegraph reports.

Once yachts departed to start the race, a few of the event's 600,000 spectators noticed the vessel approaching Lady Bay Beach, a common nudist site. "The boat came angling into the shore, which was a bit weird," says Chris Pearce, a Getty photographer. "I thought maybe they were dropping someone off." Then he heard "a guy with a kid" on the shout screaming expletives and "come help, come help" as the boat took on water.

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