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  1. #1
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    Default Rescue off galicia

    Five men rescued by Galician star helicopter as their boat founders in mountainous seas and strong winds,from the Telly looks like a normal grp single masted cruiser with sail shot to rib bands,anyway all safe in Coruna

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    The Cork yacht 'Loa Zour', a Bavaria 40 type, under skipper Ger Grant departed Kinsale bound for La Coruna on June Bank Holiday Monday but appears ran into difficulties and were rescued by Galician Search and rescue teams last night.


    https://afloat.ie/sail/sailing-clubs...-spanish-coast
    Last edited by TOKOLOSHI; 07-06-19 at 20:20.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    Impressive video of the rescue, by Spanish SAR


    https://vimeo.com/340862548
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    Impressive video of the rescue, by Spanish SAR


    https://vimeo.com/340862548
    Impressive indeed.

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    Is there an explanation of why their boat is sinking?

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    Quote Originally Posted by Seven Spades View Post
    Is there an explanation of why their boat is sinking?
    No reason given in the rescue blurb, but lying beam-on like that might suggest loss of steerage? Main sail looks shredded, maybe as a consequence. Wind 65kn it says, so not easy to leave the cockpit except on hands and knees!

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    Impressive video of the rescue, by Spanish SAR


    https://vimeo.com/340862548
    Holy sh*t! Delighted they are all safe and well. Huge credit to the helo chaps.

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    And now the crew have recovered the yacht.
    https://afloat.ie/sail/sailing-clubs...eid=745b39d629

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    Heading back under own power with crew back on board - wonder what the problem was, unles they felt it prudent to bale out? Seas like that with help at hand cannot really blame them.

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    Default Re: Rescue off galicia

    We were a bit further up the Bay of Biscay in S Brittany. Winds were forecast as up to 65mph Force 10 further out at sea and F8 just offshore so we stayed in port and waited for it to blow over.

    Three Breton lifeboatmen were drowned in assisting a French fishing boat. Not nice weather at all
    A boat is for going places

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