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Single-Handing Sailor Dismasted Near Cape Horn

Ken Barnes has been written about in Latitude 38, and today's news is that he's been dismasted near Cape Horn and is awaiting rescue from approaching vessels. Details: http://www.kensolo.com/

Also at http://www.infoasis.com/~latitude38/...#anchor1085433

Surprisingly, single-hander Donna Lange (on a 28 foot Southern Cross) is only 150 away from Ken at the moment. Her site also has recent updates: http://www.donnalange.com/home.html

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Hairy story...but tomorrow should bring good news! Sounds like he was rolled from the damage reports. It will be interesting to hear the real story.
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Yeah, me too.

Wind magic should just let sleeping dogs lie. LOL.

I just hope Ken gets rescued and is ok, and that he is somehow able to continue his trip.
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I just hope Ken gets rescued and is ok, and that he is somehow able to continue his trip.

Wife and one of the two daughters said no way, he's done
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heh heh ... Ken might have his own plans ... girlfriend, wife, daughters ... runnin' to or from? Sometimes ya just gots ta get away.
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Yeah. It looks like this guy lost both masts.
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There are now pictures of the dismasted boat at

http://www.kensolo.com/kenstatus.htm

They were taken by the second Chilean aircraft. I can imagine the effort needed to clear away two downed masts on a 44 foot boat in bad weather by yourself.

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