Condor 40 Crew Rescued Off US East Coast

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Hopefully, we'll get the accurate story on the Gunboat , but now another multihull sailing off the US east coast has had it's crew removed by the Coast Guard. I don't understand how these guys undertake trips like that at this time of year?
    http://wavy.com/2015/02/15/coast-guard-rescues-4-from-damaged-sailboat-off-nc-coast/

    PS- there has also just been a rescue of some sailors off a 40'+ monohull that got in trouble off the coast of North Carolina.
     
  2. Corley
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    Sad, another nice boat lost, such a waste. I hope someone can salvage it.
     
  3. kaamaman
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  4. whitepointer23

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    The mono sailors we're on the news this morning. An aussie father and son setting off for new south wales.
     
  5. Steve W
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    Getting to be a lot of boats drifting around out there as a hazard to others.
     
  6. Corley
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  7. Richard Woods
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    The Condor had just been bought so that was the owners first sail in the boat

    As others have said - Why in February?? Especially since, unlike the Gunboat, the Condor had a 62ft air draft so could have gone down the IcyW quite safely (assuming it wasn't frozen over of course)

    Richard Woods
     
  8. Mr Efficiency
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    Hell of a long trip, that. Or it would have been.
     

  9. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Yes. I think they said 16500 km.
     
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