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Liz and Andy Copeland out of Vancouver BC were struck off the coast of Africa in open water on their Bene First 38 during their circumnavigation. No one was hurt but virtually all their electronics were fried.

A link to their books:
Liza & Andy Copeland - Cruising Authors
The episode is described in her book "Still Cruising"


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
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