Because your mainsheet breaks you get off??
Well.. if you'll get off your high horse for a sec you'll read that the report DID indicate the boat was "damaged". I guess we'll need to wait and see if there are any reports on what it was.And what exactly is wrong with the boat? I see headsails, a mast, a mainsail, a dry boat?????????????????????? Did he just get scared and want OFF. There must be more to this story. If people keep crying WOLF for non life-threatening reasons, sooner or later there will be no help for those truly needing the assist.
One can not really tell from the photo but given the position of the boom I would guess rig damage more than just a broken main sheet and main halyard.Because your mainsheet breaks you get off??
A steel yacht losing its rudder, eh? Isn't that supposed to be beyond the realm of possibility?The sailor activated his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and rescuers found the 10m steel-hull yacht, adrift. The skipper reported that his yacht had lost his rudder.
RAAF C-130J assists in the rescue of a sailor in distress near Lord Howe Island : Department of Defence
Except for that couple who took 32 days to limp into Nova Scottia a few months ago, has there been any jury rigs sighted recently?was able to jury rig a jib up on a piece of spar and some salvaged rigging. He got to land safely with no assistance.... It just seems that lately too little effort is expended before hitting the EPIRB button. Just being "in possible danger" should not be reason for an airlift.
Passing cargo ships helped
They were without fuel for four days. Passing cargo ships provided food, water and some fuel. It was enough to power the ship into Halifax.
Holland said sailing down the calm harbour, past a yacht race and into a downtown berth, was "fabulous."
"I see land. Oh, I'm safe now. Happy to see the land again," he said. "Civilization! Amazing. Fantastic."