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    Lost at Sea

    Amazing rescue in the Med

    Monday, September 22nd, 2008

    Twenty-nine solo sailors were about eight hours into the second leg of the Figaro Cap Instanbul Race when word arrived at race headquarters that one skipper had apparently fallen overboard. The incident occurred last Friday in the Mediterranean south of Sardinia. Chistophe Bouvet’s Figaro Beneteau II 33-footer Sirma had been spotted by another competitor with […]

    Irish yachts to the rescue in mid-Atlantic

    Monday, December 10th, 2007

    Two Irish yachts have each rescued other sailors in the mid Atlantic. The Mayo-based polar exploration yacht Northabout saved two French sailors in a difficult mid-Atlantic rescue yesterday. The 14 metre aluminium yacht, best known for undertaking the first westward circumnavigation of the North Pole, was en route from the Canaries to Grenada with a […]

    From Russia with Luck

    Saturday, September 29th, 2007

    Lone sailor rescued from small boat A lone sailor, who may have been at sea for more than a month on a stolen yacht, has been rescued by the Naval Service. The 22-year-old man, who is believed to be Russian, is fit and well. Le Katell, a four-metre vessel, was first spotted by a British-registered […]

    Hooligan V – Report on loss of keel

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

    The UK MAIB report has been released During the late evening of 2 February 2007, the owner and four crew of the Max Fun 35 yacht Hooligan V sailed from Plymouth towards Southampton following out of season repairs and maintenance. At about 0320 UTC on 3 February, the boat’s keel became detached and the boat […]

    Rescued at Sea

    Thursday, July 12th, 2007

    What began as a solo sailing trip across the Atlantic for a French schoolteacher on his summer holiday became a near-death experience. On July 5, Pierre Andre Huglo’s 28-foot yacht, sailing from Dieppe, France, to St. John, Newfoundland, capsized in heavy seas. He was rescued in mid Atlantic by container ship and taken to Philadelphia. […]

    Bounder loses keel

    Saturday, June 30th, 2007

    Fourteen people were rescued from the 55ft race boat Bounder when her keel reportedly fell off two and half miles south of St Catherine’s Point off the Isle of Wight this afternoon. The crew were airlifted off safely and taken to Lee on Solent. None was hospitalised. The yacht reportedly sank after the rescue. The […]


    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    This is one way to launch a boat, I suppose….Note the guy on the port aft platform.   More pictures and info here.

    Three dead from yacht Ouzo

    Thursday, August 24th, 2006

    Three bodies have now been recovered in the search for a yacht and its three crew in the English Channel. The third body was found by the coastguard at 1930 BST on Wednesday, one hour after a second body was found.  On Tuesday the body of James Meaby, 36, of Tooting, London, was found 10 […]

    Megawat’s last hour

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

    Philip Watson describes the sinking of his boat, Megawat Boat : Hanse 371, Megawat , launched Dec 2001, ocean miles 14,000 approx. Crew : Philip Watson, Roger Cagney, Brian McDowell. Date/Time : Wed 25th May, mid-day approx., sailing to Scottish Series. Weather : 20 – 30 Kn. SSE. Sea State:- 1.5 m – 2 m […]