This is sad news, indeed. So far nothing. Can't add much at this point, sorry.
A 63 old Swiss sailor was lost at sea yesterday in the Portuguese waters. He was sailing with 2 others on a French flag boat. (a nice 55 foot aluminum boat). I'll try photos tomorrow, today only with my cell phone.
He fell overboard 100 meters!!!! off the Cabo Carvoeiro, (north of Cascais), the furler/stay broke lose, and apparentely the man removed his harness to go forward. And was never seen again. Distress call received at 4 am..
At this point there is not much of a news I can give.
Conditions as you know from my previous posts were seas in excess of 23 feet and winds gusting to 40 knots true.
I don't know if he was alone on deck or not, and don't have more details other than the boat is next to mine, and the genoa looks really really scary..shreded to 1000 pieces, and wrapped around the mast and shrouds.
here is the boat, as I left today to sail.
Let's hope he is found, but the seas here are what they are...unforgiving...and horrible lee shores. I pray for his finding.