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Old 21-10-2015, 06:04   #1
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Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

French single handed sailor rescued by oil platform utility vessel in Alaska. For more, and video, see (click on) "Leap of Faith"
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Re: Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

The sailor made an incredibly lucky leap. Good on him for that. Why he was so late in leaving that port in late October is a good question. Must have had a good reason or he underestimated the weather patterns and rough seas up there. Glad he and his kitty made it off the boat and kudos to his rescuers. Too bad he lost his boat though.
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Never trust any French. Remember Trafalgar ;-)

I am glad the guy made it. It is very late to make that passage in a small boat. He was lucky.

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Looks like he's wearing a backpack, too.

Amazing piloting by the Tor Viking to get and stay that close to a drifting sailboat!
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he was very luck he made the jump. if he missed and went in the drink it may have been the end. I doubt they had a rescue swimmer onboard.

was it just me or did the rig look intact. good bet the boat survives just to wash up on the rocks somewhere
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They said the boat lost its rudder and some rigging.
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I'm going to name my boat Faith. And should I die at sea my epitaph will read: He took a leap off Faith.
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But he saved the cat! I am not sure kitty will ever want to go sailing again.....
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Any ideas on the brand of the boat? I am surprised by the number of boats with rudder failures over the years.
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Any ideas on the brand of the boat? I am surprised by the number of boats with rudder failures over the years.
I too was wondering what the boat was.
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Looks to be a lightweight go-fast boat.
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Re: Leap of Faith--Alaska Rescue at Sea

Why did this nut take a 30 foot boat into the North Pacific at the end of October????

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He's French.
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hope the kitty is ok! that was one heck of a jump!



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hope the kitty is ok! that was one heck of a jump!



where did you find the picture?
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