Re: Sailors rescued 900 miles off shore..
Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Great that there was no loss of life, of course... But I'd hardly call setting such a beautiful boat adrift at sea, still floating on her lines, and with the main mast still in the boat, an entirely "happy ending"...
Sure would be interesting to know more details on this one...
Agree. I assume every captain knows they will never see the boat again if the EPIRB is activated.
If I were the captain in this situation, I would make the the boat sink before being rescued. I remember a couple year ago there was a sailor (I think his last name was Chan) from Seattle, abandoned his boat in the middle of India Ocean. He did his deed and watching his boat sunk into the ocean. Hard but must be done.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.