SailNet Community - View Single Post - Woman Missing – A warning to Newbies.
View Single Post
Old 10-15-2012
oysterman23's Avatar
oysterman23 oysterman23 is online now
S/V Wyndwitch - Morgan 24
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Shore LI. NY
Posts: 344
Thanks: 119
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 4
oysterman23 is on a distinguished road
Re: Woman Missing – A warning to Newbies.

I just finished scanning all the news on her ....must agree with Smack and others that there is much more to this than has been written thus far.

..without saying anything about her state of mind she did not appear physically conditioned and without some serious time learning the boat and the rig and reef lines and scads of other things it is hard to imagine a person ten years younger being anything but severely taxed by the challenges of soloing an unfamiliar boat off that coast in the weather they were having. If she needed to attend to anything forward...she'd need to be able to set the autopilot one or two basics like that go bad and it's mission critical in a heartbeat. Anyway I hope the wreckage turns out not to be her boat and she is found alive.....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook