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Old 21-10-2015, 20:26   #16
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Re: Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

Same guy? See entry for August 12th.
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Daring Jump From Yacht to Rescue Boat

Manu Wattecamps-Etienne lost his 32 foot aluminum boat when it partially filled with water off the Canadian/alaskan coast.

The Swedish Tug managed to get a line and harness over to the sailor and he jumped for the tug.

He made it and managed to bring along his cat. The boat sank thereafter

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Re: Daring Jump From Yacht to Rescue Boat

See also

Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea
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Ah...No. "Arctic Monkey is a Garcia Exploration 45".
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Re: Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

Knucklehead. North Pacific in October. In a small sailboat. Really?
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Ah...No. "Arctic Monkey is a Garcia Exploration 45".
My mistake - the entry was August 8th.

We met Emmanuel from S/V La Chimere, the 27 year old self- described �"Crazy Frenchman�" sailing singlehanded with his sights on the Northwest Passage this year. He knows it'll be late before he gets through but after hearing where the guy has sailed and the seasons he's sailed them, I don't think he'll have a problem. He's also prepared to winter over Bob Shepton style, in a cove or bay near a settlement, boat iced in for the winter. We have his satellite phone number in case he needs a care package
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where did you find the picture?
I think i first seen them on https://gcaptain.com/tor-viking-resc...3#.Viiom7yHYe8

but i have seen them on a number of different forms and articles. not sure who posted them first or whatnot..

French sailor tucks a CAT under his sweater before leaping onto rescue ship off Alaska | Daily Mail Online





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Dramatic rescue footage

Hope I'm dropping this in the right location. Fairly exciting stuff!
Frenchman leaps from sailboat to waiting ship in south Alaska sea - North - CBC News
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But he saved the cat!
He had his priorities right

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Re: Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

Another rescue performed by the Tor Viking

https://youtu.be/LxVNzftRoeo
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He had his priorities right...
Except that he'd apparently given no thought to an emergency rudder/auxiliary steering, a most basic plan B, to save his boat, whose rig looked perfectly capable of continuing the voyage.
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yup, same dude they met. guess his luck ran out. looks like his boat was up to the task. he wussed out when the weather got to where the autopilot couldnt keep up so he tossed a sea anchor and went bellow. gets rolled/knocked down in the night. ok that sucks, lots of mistakes got him to this point. yet even after the knockdown/roll he gives up and pops the epirb. sure he has a boat witb a bunch of water, electronics toast and no engine, poor lil frenchman. what he does have is a boat that floats, bail the damn thing out. what no manual bilge pump for a back up, use the buckets, I saw them in his pictures. not only does the bo as t still float the rigging sure looked intact, mainsail nicely flaked and secured on the boom, both roller furellers nice and neat. he didnt LOSE his rudder, it was making bad noise? even if the rudder was totally useless what with where he has been henever thought about how to rig an emergency rudder or how to improvise steerage? nope the going got rough and he quit, didnt even try. he didnt lose his boat, he gave it up. now hew whines about losing everything and already has a gofundme campaign so he can continue his travels? dont get me wrong, I am glad the guy and his cat survived uninjured no less. but dont expect me to feel bad for him. he was in way over his head and when his luck ran out he didnt even try. sad state of the world these days
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This is yet another example when cat survives where mono can't.
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That had to hurt....literally and figuratively
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