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09-23-2014 07:45 PM
WGEwald
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Quote:
Mary Celeste ...was a British merchant brigantine. The ship is famous for having been discovered on 5 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned (the one lifeboat was missing, along with its crew of eight and two passengers), although the weather was fine and her crew were experienced and capable seamen.
09-23-2014 02:51 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Wow:

08-19-2014 11:31 PM
Tenoch
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Ha, of course I just saw this post, after I posted a link to the same story as a new thread....I should have looked harder I guess. Regardless, he was truly a maniac.
08-18-2014 11:30 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Okay - I really like this Bulgarian dude:

Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In £300 Dinghy

Quote:
Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In £300 Dinghy

The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had no lights and his only navigational aid was a street map of Southampton.
You go boy!
07-03-2014 11:57 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Another rudder failure in the SHTP:

Man in San Francisco to Hawaii sailboat race rescued after boat's rudder breaks off - San Jose Mercury News
06-30-2014 11:47 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

45' Malo has broken rudder and begins to sink. Crew pulled off by ship:

Sail-World.com : Sailing crew's battle to save yacht lost in the Indian Ocean

05-22-2014 01:43 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

The yacht Tao went down under 200 miles from where Cheeki Rafiki capsized...

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Morganscloud has another great write-up here...

Loss of Yacht ?Tao?
01-02-2014 05:38 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Always a good idea to keep the loved ones in the loop. A $250K oopsie? These guys were in my backyard.

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12-04-2013 12:44 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Here's another good one:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WiUwloiIVSA?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Yacht abandoned at sea washes up after months adrift | Coffs Coast Advocate
12-03-2013 04:56 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

This was right in my sailing backyard:

<iframe width="640" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NtlnhSzHhss" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

A shredded boat with a pfd attached and dragging behind it. Not an encouraging sight 100 miles off-shore.

Turns out the couple had been rescued a few weeks previously. The S/V Escape Pod is probably still bobbing around out there.
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