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07-07-2007 10:10 AM
I wonder if he would have been rescued if he was somewhere between Australia and New Zealand?
I hear a lot of radio malfunctions occur in this area.
07-07-2007 10:06 AM
Giu will be happy!
07-07-2007 07:04 AM
That's kind of what I was thinking... and his weather planning/routing skills basically blow chunks... it isn't like this was unexpected weather at the time he left.
07-07-2007 01:13 AM
From the article you linked to, he was caught in "five-to-eight foot seas and 15-knot winds"
He was planning on crossing the Atlantic and couldn't handle 15 knot winds and 5-8 foot seas? Hmm... And this was his second attempt? Perhaps it's a good thing they didn't tow his boat back again this time.
His first start, on June 30, 2007, ended with him getting towed back to Cape Cod, when he encountered a leak in his boat.
His second attempt ended today, when he called for rescue and was picked up from his boat. His boat remains adrift at sea and is currently a hazard to navigation.
Hmmm... He's French, and not a great engineer from the problems he's had with his boat... and obviously can't understand a weather forecastósince the heavy seas and winds that he encountered were predicted a few days ago.
I wonder how much his rescue cost us, the American taxpayers.