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Coast Guard rescues French sailor, cat from battered sailboat off Alaska
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska ?? A Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing made a daring leap of faith Tuesday when he jumped to a waiting rescue ship from his sailboat, which was being battered by high seas south of Alaska. The Coast Guard captured ...
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Pretty late in the year to attempt a crossing of the gulf of Alaska, isn't it?
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Pretty late in the year to attempt a crossing of the gulf of Alaska, isn't it?
Not for frenchmen!
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So it seems.
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Not for frenchmen!
Or for cats!
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Pretty late in the year to attempt a crossing of the gulf of Alaska, isn't it?
Never to late to attempt it - especially for a Frenchman.

But obviously too late to succeed - even for a Frenchman.
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I think it could be one of these '90s Figaro Beneteaus...

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And as usual the news coverage made no sense. He was said to have lost his rig and steering. I don't know about the helm, but the rig appeared sound enough for him to swing from the forestay!
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And as usual the news coverage made no sense. He was said to have lost his rig and steering. I don't know about the helm, but the rig appeared sound enough for him to swing from the forestay!
Rig looked pretty good in these photos.
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Maybe rudder damage? Hope it was not just because it was no longer "fun". Interesting there was rescue ladder along the ship that he missed using. Took that crazy dangerous leap instead. Must have really wanted to get off that boat.
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