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Moonduster

Over at Sailing Anarchy is a regular poster by the name of Moonduster.

Sadly, very sadly indeed, this happened.

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Moonduster was a 47' cold moulded SParkman and Stevens sloop. Lovely thing she was.

He's a good bloke, lacking in the element of BS so common amongst those (and I include myself here) who have never done it. I've not had a lot to do with him other than reading his posts but those posts were well worth the reading.

There's a long thread in Cruising Anarchy. Have a look at it.

Not good, not good at all.
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It's worth reading the thread at

Moonduster lost - Sailing Anarchy Forums

Terrible news, and as he noted, it's just about impossible to insure a 37 year-old wooden boat and an owner who sometimes single hands.
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Except for the fact that Wayne and his girlfriend got off the boast unharmed.
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Except for the fact that Wayne and his girlfriend got off the boast unharmed.
Hell yes. He really is a good guy. Even now he is giving out lots of info on what went wrong and still contributing to other threads. I've not had a lot to do with him personally but even before this happened I had a lot of respect for him and now even more so.

Hopefully he will get back on his feet again. He deserves to I reckon.

I should add that Wayne can be an irascible character at times, who does not suffer fools gladly. I know that from experience but in reality all he did was tell me I was being an idiot over something or other. He was correct in his assessment btw.
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What a shame, There was a lot of spirit engraved in that boat i believe she won the RORC transatlantic race in the early 80's beating many boats bigger than her.

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