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Old 13-06-2010, 17:58   #1
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Three Rescued as Yacht Sinks in Bass Strait

This story has been hidden by all the Abby Drama

Three rescued in boat drama Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania


As you can see, you don't have to be 16yo solo sailor to get into trouble.

It can happen to any of us.
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while techinically it is in Bass Strait it is only two miles of the coast of Tassie,
just being pediantic
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and it will also have company on the bottom.. police boat did the same thing last month,
forgot about that one
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Old 13-06-2010, 20:25   #4
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I particularly liked this part: "Amazingly, the flare fired on to the island and started a fire." If it starts going wrong - it really goes wrong all the way.

Oh, wait - so they actually warmed up by the fire? I retract my statement, that's a lucky break Amazing indeed.

Good thing they are safe.
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Old 13-06-2010, 20:28   #5
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Fire

Yes, but the good bit, is they go on to say that once ashore, the marooned sailors then were able to keep warm by sitting next to the fire.

Now there is forethought.

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Wow incredible story and makes one think they a were born under a lucky star.
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To be a little more precise, it was in Banks Strait a few metres out from Waterhouse Island.

For those not familiar with the area, and who have heard the reputation of Bass Strait. Banks Strait between Tasmania and Clarke Island funnels Bass Strait into a narrow tidal race.

Having been caught out in this area myself I can honestly say that it is one stretch of water that terrifies me (even more than the Southern Ocean which is currently the focus for everyone) and the professional fishermen hold it with great respect.

One paper, there looks to be plenty of places to run for, but it doesn't quite work out that way.

If caught by a sudden weather change, the two best places to run are Waterhouse Island or Swan Island, even better, turn around a run like hell.

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To be a little more precise, it was in Banks Strait a few metres out from Waterhouse Island.


If caught by a sudden weather change, the two best places to run are Waterhouse Island or Swan Island, even better, turn around a run like hell.

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Waterhouse Island cain't possibly be all that good..with two vessels sunk there in less than a month
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What, only 8 posts?

No questions about what they were doing out there?
No questions about why they couldn't sail off a lee shore?
No second guessing their motives?
No quetioning how experienced they were?
So what if the motor stopped it was a sailboat after all.
No talking up how it should of been done?(by desktop sailors)


Oh thats right they were men. According to this forum if your a man its ok to stuff up and sink a boat.

Not that I'm condemming the crew of Merlot, its just the sexist agist crap that gets dished up here.

All I can say is thank god they wern't 3 x teengage girls. We would have had 6,352 posts by now. The I told you so gaggle would be frothing at the mouth.

Perhaps if they had Jessica or Abby as crew things would have been different. The boat might be still with us.
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What, only 8 posts?

No questions about what they were doing out there?
No questions about why they couldn't sail off a lee shore?
No second guessing their motives?
No quetioning how experienced they were?
So what if the motor stopped it was a sailboat after all.
No talking up how it should of been done?(by desktop sailors)


Oh thats right they were men. According to this forum if your a man its ok to stuff up and sink a boat.

Not that I'm condemming the crew of Merlot, its just the sexist agist crap that gets dished up here.

All I can say is thank god they wern't 3 x teengage girls. We would have had 6,352 posts by now. The I told you so gaggle would be frothing at the mouth.

Perhaps if they had Jessica or Abby as crew things would have been different. The boat might be still with us.
Amen to that!! Just a buffoonerous bunch of pontificators IMHO
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Hey Glen,

You need a holiday mate.

You forget to mention they were not American.

C U this week-end.

Will it be winter by then?
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I'm going to be real suspicious if they were already in talks to have there own version of a survivor or lost series. Great story but a sad one still
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