Two sailing instructors from Cardiff have denied that they were speeding when their boats collided, leaving an 11-year-old girl brain damaged
Two Great Britain sailors deny speeding when their boats crashed in Cardiff Bay, which caused an 11-year-old girl who was on board to suffer brain damage.
Eleni Morus and Nia Jones, both 17 at the time, were allegedly driving high-powered inflatables at night when the accident occurred on the 27th October 2010.
The two instructors were transporting several schoolgirls, who were taking part in a week-long sailing course, back to accommodation after a night out ice skating.
Passengers onboard the boats, aged between 10 and 13-years-old, were thrown into the water as a result of the crash and one was left permanently brain damaged.
The pair, both now 21, have admitted driving the boats without any navigation lights on.
Miss Morus and Miss Jones, who have both represented Great Britain for sailing, both deny failing to travel at a safe speed and are due to stand trial in April.
Organisers of the sailing course, Nicholas Sawyer and PMB & SC Ltd, have admitted offences relating to the accident, as well as breaking health and safety regulations.