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Old 15-01-2014, 05:22   #1
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Coast Guard rescues four from sailboat 300 miles off Cape Henry - dailypress.com

Anyone know these folks? I wonder what the trouble was.

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Coast Guard rescues four from sailboat 300 miles off Cape Henry

Daily Press 10:18 p.m. EST, January 14, 2014



Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard from a disabled sailboat about 300 miles east of Cape Henry on Tuesday, officials said.
On Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard was contacted by a representative of the Be Good Too, which was on its way to the British Virgin Islands from New York, according to a Coast Guard news release.
Because of the distance of the 42-foot-sailboat from shore, Coast Guard officials requested a Navy vessel to help with the rescue, determining that sending a cutter would not be feasible, the release stated.



The people on board the Be Good Too were not in immediate distress, officials said.
A Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City were dispatched at about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday. The USS Ross, a 505-foot guided missile destroyer, also served as a refueling platform for the Coast Guard helicopter during the rescue.
The four aboard the sailboat were rescued by the helicopter crew at about 9:15 a.m., officials said.
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

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Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled sailboat | WTKR.com

Accordiing to the news item, they lost their steering and had no power, and decided to bail out due to bad weather in the forecast.
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Old 15-01-2014, 05:43   #3
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Another boat drifting.. gonna have to get a little boat and get out there between the UK and Azores come April... be some pickings to be had.. if I can find em..
Glad everyone's okay..
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

It'd be interesting to find out the details/back story. What went wrong with the steering? How old was the boat? Was the boat properly maintained? Did they have any tools onboard to fix potential problems? I always have to wonder with cases like this was it a maintenance / the vessel wasn't prepared properly or did S*&T just hit the fan and they had really bad luck?
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No steering... no engines.. weird..
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

We could second guess this one forever. What kind of Emergency steering would the Cat have had available while under sail?, steering with the twin engines and motor sailing?

Boatman.... you may find you a new boat come Spring if no one hits her at night before then...:}

Glad to hear they are OK......
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We could second guess this one forever. What kind of Emergency steering would the Cat have had available while under sail?, steering with the twin engines and motor sailing?

Boatman.... you may find you a new boat come Spring if no one hits her at night before then...:}

Glad to hear they are OK......
There's emergency steering in each hull.. if one side is bent and jammed due to a collision you disconnect the cross bar and she'll cope fairly well with the one... also you could motor sail.. though that would be if both rudders were mashed..
Have to be reduced sail for the single rudder to cope..
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No steering... no engines.. weird..
My thoughts exactly. It is hard to believe their luck is that bad. Which makes me wonder did they venture off without being prepared and making sure their boat was seaworthy? If that's the case then I have very little sympathy. If that's not the case then they are some very unlucky freaking people.
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

Apparently, she was a new build, just launched this past November (2013).
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Apparently, she was a new build, just launched this past November (2013).
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If that's the case then that leads to a whole set of new questions as to how all those problems came about.
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

It does appear to be an Alpha 42, not sure how many have been completed so it may be the ONLY Alpha 42. I'm guessing there will be a salvage attempt.
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Hell... she's one ugly boat..
Thanks Gord..
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The First Alpha 42 Abandoned At Sea On Maiden Voyage

All I know is here. They were rescued yesterday.
4 rescued from disabled sailboat in Atlantic - SFGate
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

This is the ONLY completed Alpha 42, the next few hulls are under construction.
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"Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

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