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Lost at Sea

It is with sad heart that I report my good friend George lost his boat just off the coast of Bermuda, 9 days into his around the world cruise. The following video on YouTube was taken by a passenger on the NCL Dawn during his rescue. There are two videos here, this is the link to the first one and the other one will come up as Rescue 2.
YouTube - Rescue 2

George spent 5 years 24/7/365 days to fix up his Vagabond 42 for this cruise. I posted George's log entries on in two parts in my blog section. It is too long to post here. The comments on the Second post are my perspective of the tragic event as well as others.

Account Login SailMonster Part 1

Account Login SailMonster Part 2 with my comments at the bottom

It makes for a good read and tons of lessons learned.

Melissa Renee
Catalina 445, Hull #90

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