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post #2 of Old 05-23-2007
btrayfors
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XTR,

You were very lucky indeed!

The USCG rescued 9 sailors from 3 sailboats in that storm. One of the boats, a 67-foot aluminum one, turned up on the beach a few days afterwards.

Unfortunately, the news of Flying Colours seems to be pretty bad. The four crewmembers have not been heard from since their 406 EPIRB stopped transmitting, just 3 hours or so after it started. The USCG searched a very large area -- size of Texas -- for many days, but has now suspended the search as they believe the chances of survival are very low.

There's a lot of info re: this case on the Cruiser's Forum: Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Glad you made it OK. What kind of boat? I did the same trip a few years back, after keeping my boat in the VI for 11 years.

Bill
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