Eighties pop star Simon Le Bon is to take part in a yacht race which almost claimed his life 20 years ago - in the very same boat.

The DURAN DURAN star will set sail in the 978 kilometre (608 mile) Fastnet Race from Britain's Isle of Wight in Drum, which he sold, but has borrowed to take part.

In 1985 Le Bon had to be rescued after Drum capsized off the coast of Cornwall.

He is setting sail in the 250-strong yacht event on 8 August (05) to raise money for lifeboat charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

13/05/2005 13:42