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Sailor missing en route to Bermuda

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CBC News - Nova Scotia - Aircraft aid in search for missing Halifax sailor


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We heard aboput this from the CG on channel 16 while sailing in the Chesapeake this weekend


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Long thread on this at SA. He apparently only has a VHF radio. He's late according to his float plan, so his sister got worried and called authorities. The weather we've been having- likely worse when mixed with the Gulf Stream - could have pushed him hundreds of miles off his intended course. From there it could still take him a while longer to get to Bermuda - or he could be headed somewhere else instead. He could be sailing along having a fine time, or he could be in trouble. If he wanted to be found easily, he might have packed an Epirb or a SSB radio, but he didn't.
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Is he single handing? I assume so, but the article didn't say specifically.


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