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Couple rescued from grounded sailboat - Carolinacoastonline
by NewsReader 12-18-2013



Couple rescued from grounded sailboat
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This 42-foot Bristol class sailboat rests on her side after being pushed ashore Tuesday night by winds and current at the point of Emerald Isle at Bogue Inlet. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the couple, who were not injured, reaching them by land in a Jeep.

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Re: Couple rescued from grounded sailboat - Carolinacoastonline

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Winds off the inlet at the time were out of the south at 10-15 mph and seas were 2- 4 feet.
Not sure I understand? This condition is when my boat sails its best. Perhaps they had no sails on board? or was he injured? I do get scared going under bridges without power. I have lost my engine power in a river twice. I can tell you its no fun and will. The way I see it if threw up the jib turn the boat eastward he would have been on a starboard tack with 20 across the beam. get some headway then throw the main. then begin to head up and bit in a more southerly direction. Tack south south for an hour or so while Sea-Tow comes for a hook up.
If ever coming through Beaufort SC. Call 911 they have a volunteer emergency service helping distressed vessels. They love the training an love to help people. Its "way" cheaper than paying for a See-tow or Boat-US.

Bless these guys hearts. its probable they did not call for help for a tow because of the expense. "Well, Maybe"
Glad it turned out o.k
Cheers
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