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post #141 of 642 Old 11-21-2010
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I'm in no rush, A. (had no idea you were a mod here, by the way).

This is one of those situations where all the "advice" in the world isn't going to change the outcome, and who knows which one of the well-tempered old salts here might make a decision, perhaps influenced by fatigue, special circumstances or God knows what, he may later live to regret.
and all that power has had no effect on me whatsoever....bwahaha...

I thoroughly agree with you. Steelers are inherently sensible beings of course.

One of these days the truth will out. The skipper may well have committed a tragic error of judgement but it would not have been his intention nor his belief that anyone would die. Culpable or not he must be under a crushing psychological weight right now.

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Hi All,

I and Laura's friends and family cannot thank you enough. The information has been extremely helpful, is being used and is making a difference. The word is getting out.

Thanks again and keep the recommendations coming if you think of anything else. It is much appreciated!

All my best and I thought you might like to see that the news picked it up as well:

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Thanks. This thread got referenced on Anything-sailing.com and as I only have so much time to blog about sailing (as opposed to fixing my boat), I decided to come here for the first time in months because of the bizarre coincidence of hearing about this incident in the afternoon and then reading about it six hours later.

I have my own ideas about this, but it's apparent that no one but the crew of the capsized boat have all the information, and it's quite possible they themselves don't entirely understand the process that led to their lost companion. So it's premature, I think, to speculate.
Heh-heh. Yeah, I don't hang out there as much as I used to. I have gotten my habit down to about 4 forums now, so I'm getting better.

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I have to wonder if this captain ever entered abaco before....

AFAIK, North MOW channel is the all weather entrance to abacos, there are some turns but its also somewhat sheltered from the E winds. Rarely do waves break there... but doesn't look as good on a chart... at night. but thats would be where I would have gone in... or just heaveto

of course 20/20 hindsight is always better.



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What strikes me as sad is how quick other sailors are (not all but some) to cast blame. Who here hasn't made a decision while sailing that in hindsight wasn't the best course of action? Some of us realize that "there but for the grace of God go I".

I truly hope that Laura is found and soon.
Well said. We must remain strong and focused. Casting a doubt on the captain and crews is uncalled for. If Laura could speak to us, she would say the same. It is no doubt a tragic accident. Let us learn for this in the name of Laura.
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I just joined this site, after following the posts here. I wanted to say thank you for the updates. I met Laura in Atlanta and shes a wonderful person. My heart goes out to her friends and family. Me, having limited sailing knowledge but having a law enforcement mind, have many questions about what happened. So, I am appreciating peeking in here to hear those more lknowledgeable. Praying for her miracle, a safe return home.
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Pictures of Oceanside Lynyard Cay

I've attached a couple of pictures of the very rugged oceanside coastline of Lynyard Cay near where Rule 62 was last reported on the transponder.

The inside of Lynyard cay is beautiful and fairly protected with sandy beaches. A favorite anchorage in settled conditions.

These pictures were taken in January 2009.
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I'm glad all the shouting and non-sense has stopped.

Still No news then?

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Ok, I don't understand this...

A sailboat runs aground, three people make it to shore, one is missing. This is the Bahamas - not exactly a lost island in the South Pacific. I would imagine there are officials, rescue teams, even helpful locals and other sailors available to search for the missing woman. Friends have to fly down from the States, a week later to do a search? Am I missing something?
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Wondered about the boat name,There are many rule 62's.marc
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