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  1. #1
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    Default Yacht sinks off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands NZ

    Google this which happened yesterday.
    NZ Herald described conditions as choppy-more like severe storm
    The owner died and his wife is in a serious condition.
    I know the Bay of Islands and I was surprised how bad it was as I had heard nothing from my daughter in Kerikeri.

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    Default Re: Yacht sinks off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands NZ

    What does it mean 'foundering' exactly?

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    Default Re: Yacht sinks off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by ross84 View Post
    What does it mean 'foundering' exactly?
    An archaic term meaning sinking 'cos the ocean comes in, and in, and in.....

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    Default Re: Yacht sinks off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands NZ

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116...ation-launched

    There's a link - pretty big seas. Interesting though, the yacht was over 40ft, can conditions like that just overwhelm a boat, even a large one, and sink it? Or maybe the rudder went or they hit something?

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    Default Re: Yacht sinks off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by ffiill View Post
    I know the Bay of Islands and I was surprised how bad it was as I had heard nothing from my daughter in Kerikeri.
    Bay of Islands can get quite nasty in its own right, but this was 40 km off Cape Brett, which puts you out in the Pacific away from any protection. It looks like they got hit by a weather system that went across the top of the North Island.

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