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  1. #1
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    Default RIP Maurice Bailey

    Maurice Bailey, who with his wife survived 117 Days Adrift ( the title of their book) in a rotting liferaft in the Pacific has died.
    It's an inspiring story, they were on their way to NZ to start a new life, but their 9m yacht was sunk by a whale near the Galapagos. They lost 40 kilos, eating what they could catch, but became as one with the sea life and hated the killing especially turtles.
    They were rescued by a random fishing boat, close to death but still possessing the will to live.
    It is one of the greatest survival stories.
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
    John Hawkins

  2. #2
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    Default Re: RIP Maurice Bailey

    thank you for bringing that to our notice , a story many of would like to read . his wife passed in 2002
    Last edited by cherod; 26-11-19 at 21:10.

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    Default Re: RIP Maurice Bailey

    His book was one of my childhood tops, along with David Blagden, Alec Rose and Francis Chichester.

    Didn't he have a chandlery for secondhand boat bits at Lymington called ' Yot Grot ' ?

    An admirable man
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    Default Re: RIP Maurice Bailey

    According to Wikipedia
    Maurice Bailey died in December 2018
    Interesting link here

    http://paradise.docastaway.com/maurice-maralyn-bailey/

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    Default Re: RIP Maurice Bailey

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    His book was one of my childhood tops, along with David Blagden, Alec Rose and Francis Chichester.

    Didn't he have a chandlery for secondhand boat bits at Lymington called ' Yot Grot ' ?

    An admirable man
    Yes, he did. I remember chatting to him there.

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    Default Re: RIP Maurice Bailey

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