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Breaking News - Yacht in distress.
Nothing in the mainstream media as yet except for a radio report I've just heard but apparently there is a 36' yacht with six people on board in danger of sinking off Sydney's Palm Beach near Barrenjoey Heads.
Sydney has been subject to unseasonably bad weather the last few days, very cold for this time of year with big winds and heavy seas.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: S 25/33 knots, easing to S 20/30 knots in the evening and to 15/20 knots overnight.Sea: 2 to 3 metres, abating to 1.5 to 2 metres overnight. Swell: S 2 to 3 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
(Bureau of Meteorology)
It's easing off today but why these people are out there I have no idea. This weather has been around for a few days now.
The Pittwater water police are trying to get the crew off of her, she is supposedly listing badly and in danger of founding. That's all I know right now.
Pittwater btw is around 17nms north of Port Jackson (aka Sydney Harbour)
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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― Terry Pratchett.
Last edited by tdw; 10-23-2008 at 03:34 AM.