The man you are talking about is Skip Allen. I wonder if ericread's 2009 reply
in this thread about Laura Dekker isn't the one you seek.
If you aren't talking about a sailnet posting or are looking for background, this Sailing Magazine article
on abandoning ship may be what you are after.
If neither of those is the posting you have in mind, then use a little bit of Google fu. Enter:
site:sailnet.com "Skip Allen"
(if you aren't looking for something just on Sailnet) into Google and start working your way down the listing.