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TQA 10-17-2017 12:06 PM

Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
The world champion drifter made it to Guam after 4 1/2 months at sea. He 'skilfully' avoided all the Pacific crunchy bits that have killed so many boats and crew then deployed his usual call to the coastguard to come out and tow him in.

His last known position had him just a 7 miles upwind of the texas reef in Fiji.

He has already displayed his grifting skills in Guam getting a local to finance a trip to a supermarket.

More here https://www.facebook.com/SherriRiggs...38975759965504

john61ct 10-17-2017 12:10 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
drifting grifter or grifting drifter?

Sal Paradise 10-17-2017 12:36 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
Un---Freakin- Believable!!!





The legend grows....

mbianka 10-17-2017 12:45 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
and he never had to hit the big Red button. Er maybe because he did not have an EPIRB? SHould be an interesting tale. :)

krisscross 10-17-2017 01:25 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
Ha ha... I knew it. The benefits of the 'go slow' rule. And they want me to buy a fast cruiser... ;)

Minnesail 10-17-2017 01:33 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
No. Way.

I thought for sure he was gone this time.

Sal Paradise 10-17-2017 01:36 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
I watched his interview. He say that after his delorme crapped out near Fiji, he made a main sail out of a sheet and sailed the 2800 miles to Guam. Seems implausible, but there he is... Rimas says the Coast Guard heard his call, flew a chopper out to pluck him off, but he refused and so they towed him in.

Minnesail 10-17-2017 02:10 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
Somebody on Sailing Anarchy traced his path and calculated that he averaged 1.5 knots during his 137 days at sea.

smackdaddy 10-17-2017 03:43 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
Rimas is becoming a freakin' legend. Like it or not.

SailingUphill 10-17-2017 03:43 PM

Re: Rimas is alive and made it to guam
 
OK, this guy has more lives than a cat. Don't care if its a CAT5 hurricane my bets on him. OK - lousy sailor sure, but somehow he still manages to get home. OK he's dragged in, but come on... really?


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