Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-08-2011, 07:58   #1
Registered User
 
PamlicoTraveler's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Depends
Boat: SB 43' Cutter
Posts: 679
Images: 13
Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA


Saw this earlier today.
Apparently the sailboat lost engine power and anchored offshore at Ocean View and is getting hit pretty hard. As of now the anchor is still holding. There are 2 people on board.
__________________

__________________
The next best thing to playing and winning
is playing and losing ...
[I]
PamlicoTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 08:13   #2
Registered User
 
callmecrazy's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 1,548
Images: 1
Re: Coast Guard helping sailboat in distress at Ocean View in Norfolk

Yeah, they just called in a mayday and were rescued about 5 minutes ago
__________________

__________________
My Blog
callmecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 08:14   #3
Registered User
 
callmecrazy's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 1,548
Images: 1
Re: Coast Guard helping sailboat in distress at Ocean View in Norfolk

actually I don't know if they were rescued, they were "assisted". But I listened to the mayday call and he said "we're sinking". So I assume they got off the boat.
__________________
My Blog
callmecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 08:18   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: landlocked, but boat in Hampton Roads area
Boat: 1975 tartan 27
Posts: 89
Images: 3
Re: Coast Guard helping sailboat in distress at Ocean View in Norfolk

Any idea why they were out there in these conditions?
__________________
ad_astra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 08:24   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Florida
Boat: Gibson 50'
Posts: 295
Re: Coast Guard helping sailboat in distress at Ocean View in Norfolk

According to the coastguard they were assisted by "Locals" The coasties relocated their fleet because of the storm..
__________________
offline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 08:27   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Norseman 430, Jabberwock
Posts: 691
Re: Coast Guard helping sailboat in distress at Ocean View in Norfolk

Rescued 2 people and a cat.
__________________
ggray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 09:11   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: landlocked, but boat in Hampton Roads area
Boat: 1975 tartan 27
Posts: 89
Images: 3
Re: Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA

From the updated article:

Quote:
The couple have not been identified, but they live on their boat in Portsmouth. The man and woman decided Friday night to try to escape the storm. They, along with their cat, were planning to head for Annapolis, but they didnít encounter any trouble so they dropped anchor in Ocean View.
__________________
ad_astra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 10:27   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
Starbuck's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 827
From North Carolina

This could be it:

__________________
s/y Elizabethó Catalina 34 MkII
"Man must have just enough faith in himself to have adventures, and just enough doubt of himself to enjoy them." ó G. K. Chesterfield
Starbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 11:15   #9
Registered User
 
Dkdoyle's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ruskin, Fl
Boat: Seafarer 26
Posts: 287
Wow nice boat. Could not imagine trying to ride out a hurricane in the open
__________________
Dkdoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 12:58   #10
Registered User
 
PamlicoTraveler's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Depends
Boat: SB 43' Cutter
Posts: 679
Images: 13
Re: Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA

I try never to second guess other sailors, but from what has been reported this appears to be a case of bad judgement. Trying to outrun the storm given all the information that is available about the conditions was not wise, but we have all made some poor calls that weren't as catastrophic.

Very sad for them, but at least they were rescued.

__________________
PamlicoTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 13:04   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Boat: Shannon 43'
Posts: 10
Re: Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA

Appears that they were west of (inside) the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. The area is called Ocean View. It doesn't appear to be ocean coastline on the chart.
__________________
SaltyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 13:17   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 586
Images: 3
Re: Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA

Looks like it's up into Chesapeake quite a way, almost to Willoughby Bay. Too bad they could not make it another few miles.
__________________
smurphny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 13:25   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 559
Re: Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA

Hopefully they will get charged for stupidity at it's finest!!!!! considering all the prior information out there on how bad it was going to be!!!!!!
__________________
mike d. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 13:28   #14
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 6,005
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: Coast Guard Helping Sailboat In Distress at Ocean View In Norfolk, VA

If it's Willoughby Spit, it's probably just across the street from our old house. Willoughby Spit was created by the excavation for the Norfolk Tunnel and has a nice sandy beach. It's the south side of Hampton Roads from USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fame inside the Chesapeake. The spit is totally open to the north and NNE . With the sand beach and if they don't get huge waves from the north, boat may be salvagable. Depends on how much damage done when thy hit the Jetty.

They were probably trying to head up one of the rivers in the Hampton/Norfolk area to hide out from the hurricane. Strange place to anchor to ride out a storm. If they would have gone another couple of miles East, they'd have been in an area with limited fetch for the waves to build and much more likely place to survive the storm.
__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2011, 14:52   #15
Registered User
 
callmecrazy's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 1,548
Images: 1
They weren't inside willoghby bay (or spit) but outside in the open bay between Hampton roads and the bay bridge tunnel.
I think the locals call it east beach.

Seems like a really strange place to stop for the night (as reported) the day before a hurricane. I've seen a boat anchored out there the past few days, and I'm guessing it wa them. They must either thought they could ride it out in that spot (which is really bad judgement!) or they were unable to move foe some other reason...

It could have been a different boat of course, but from the sound of it they were anchored there atleast overnight...
__________________

__________________
My Blog
callmecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
distress, sailboat

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aussies Don't Complain Boats Are Too Expensive ausaviator Multihull Sailboats 84 30-08-2011 05:03
Goods News for Ocean View / Little Creek area of Norfolk, VA r.furborough Our Community 1 21-07-2011 06:56



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:40.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.