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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"
Good reference. Their standing rigging was also compromised.
Check out Appendix D of Still Cruising
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)