Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean - SailNet Community
 54Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 73 Old 08-22-2013 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Pretty sad. Interesting documentary here about a boater who died trying to cross the Tasman Sea alone. He capsized and drowned only 35 miles from his goal. Has video journals chronicling his journey until the end.


chriscross80 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 73 Old 08-22-2013
Invictus
 
Invictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

A sad story it is indeed. I first thought it is a real boater but when I figured out he went in a kayak, I couldn't believe it. It is like trying to climb Everest in flip-flops and a t-shirt.
abrahamx likes this.
Invictus is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 73 Old 08-22-2013
tdw
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
tdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 16,499
Thanks: 15
Thanked 104 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Quote:
Originally Posted by Invictus View Post
A sad story it is indeed. I first thought it is a real boater but when I figured out he went in a kayak, I couldn't believe it. It is like trying to climb Everest in flip-flops and a t-shirt.
Every now and then I see a post that makes me wish I wasn't a moderator and could vent enough bile that would see any user banned. Yours just made the list.

Quote:
In 2003, he made the first non-stop kayak crossing of the Bass Strait.[2] In 2004, he kayaked across the Gulf of Carpentaria. In 2006, he led an expedition in the Australian Antarctic Territory where they paddled over 800 km within the Antarctic Circle.[3]
Then the man covered more than 800nms across one of the most hostile bodies of water on the planet before succumbing and you have the unmitigated gall to suggest he was not a "real" boater ?

Andrew B

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Nation

Malo 39 Classic
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to tdw For This Useful Post:
Captain Crunch (08-23-2013)
post #4 of 73 Old 08-22-2013
Junior Member
 
aeventyr60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 2,424
Thanks: 25
Thanked 66 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Every now and then I see a post that makes me wish I wasn't a moderator and could vent enough bile that would see any user banned. Yours just made the list.



Then the man covered more than 800nms across one of the most hostile bodies of water on the planet before succumbing and you have the unmitigated gall to suggest he was not a "real" boater ?
what would you expect from a New York wanker?

I met andew in new zealand on a lecture tour. Incredible guy. If any person I've ever met was a "real boater" andrew was the guy. Huge stones, and a real nice guy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"Your dreams minus your doubts equals your net worth"

Life is a short journey, filled with emptiness and pain. Get all the sailing and booty you can.

Last edited by aeventyr60; 08-22-2013 at 10:10 PM.
aeventyr60 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to aeventyr60 For This Useful Post:
Captain Crunch (08-23-2013)
post #5 of 73 Old 08-22-2013
tdw
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
tdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 16,499
Thanks: 15
Thanked 104 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Maybe just maybe he simply expressed himself badly but FFS .....

ps - I thank you both for your likes.

Andrew B

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Nation

Malo 39 Classic
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 73 Old 08-23-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 825
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

A very moving account, more so because one is privileged to see and hear the real impact on him and his wife.
chris_gee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 73 Old 08-23-2013
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,147
Thanks: 35
Thanked 42 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Wow, that was heartbreaking................

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 73 Old 08-23-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 72
Thanks: 11
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

In support of Invictus I have to admit I haven't a clue why a person would take a kayak on the Tasman Sea but then again I don't like being forced to wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle. I hope I don't get some of that bile for voicing my opinion but that's life.

The 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race was marred by tragedy when, during an exceptionally strong storm (which had similar strength winds to a lower-category hurricane), five boats sank and six people died. Of the 115 boats that started, only 44 made it to Hobart.
kentobin is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 73 Old 08-23-2013
Invictus
 
Invictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Not sure what I said in order to be banned. It is a very simple downside risk analysis. Kayak does not offer any protection to a human being on one of the most inhospitable oceans outside its natural habitat, where risk of hypothermia in combination with a high likelihood of falling in the water may put him in a life threatening situation with almost 95% certainty.

Doing the same in the Caribbean would probably have been a different analysis.

One can still do lots of adventures without putting one's life at risk.

As to the 'wanker' comment, I would suggest that personal insults should be banned rather than a common sense comments.
abrahamx likes this.
Invictus is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Invictus For This Useful Post:
Jgbrown (08-25-2013)
post #10 of 73 Old 08-23-2013
Invictus
 
Invictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Then the man covered more than 800nms across one of the most hostile bodies of water on the planet before succumbing and you have the unmitigated gall to suggest he was not a "real" boater ?
I simply thought he was in a real boat by reading the thread title (berth, head), not a kayak. I should have been more explicit. It didn't apply to his 'boating/kayaking' skills which obviously he had.
Invictus is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1 dead, 5 rescued from Southern California racing sailboat accident - abc7news.com NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-10-2013 10:40 AM
southern ocean Taiko Introduce Yourself 6 06-11-2010 02:37 AM
Vendee Globe rescue in the Southern Ocean Ilenart General Discussion (sailing related) 56 01-01-2009 06:23 PM
East to West in Southern Ocean Omatako General Discussion (sailing related) 2 05-27-2008 02:47 AM
Southern Ocean Weather for The Race Bill Biewenga Racing Articles 0 01-28-2001 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome