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Old 11-01-2019, 08:09   #1
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https://classicsailor.com/2019/01/al...4ePtiSN3aEfHPs
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Hopefully it's just light winds and a disabled engine.
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Robin Davie aboard "C'est La Vie".
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There used to be a pilot who flew UK - Brittany flights regularly and would fly a couple of passes over boats that were becalmed.. did it with me a couple of occasions the first being '01 when I was dead reckoning my way to the UK from the Caribe. Had been becalmed/light winds for 10 days in the S Approaches and worried I would miss Cornwall and end up in the Irish Sea when he flew over, turned and made another low pass then got my hand signaled message and confirmed the course I needed with a couple of passes and then flew on with a wing waggle.
If he's still flying hopefully he will spot the boat.
Great guy and locally pretty well known for this.
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think i posted this in the wrong place...
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Its being seen, answered and thus bumped so its out there.. just not many European/Brit members so just read and move on
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According to the article . . . seasoned sailor, strong boat that was recently refitted, and relatively benign weather conditions. Hopefully just a communications snafu or other innocuous problem.
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elsewhere, someone posted this:


They ran an air search today but as of now nothing has been heard. 1830 GMT
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I just watched an interview on YouTube with GGR the other day. Praying for his safe return.



He has a few other GGR interviews on YouTube. Definitely seems like a very experienced and capable individual.
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All OK....

Posted missing because he was out of mobile phone range... so say the UK Coastguard on FB....

Now 'miraculously' found... according to the Sun... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/817354...avie-cornwall/
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Fantastic news!!! Good to hear, and have seen the same news elsewhere.



i always get a heartstring that pulls when situations like this arise... oooof!!!



thanks for posting!
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All OK....

Posted missing because he was out of mobile phone range... so say the UK Coastguard on FB....

Now 'miraculously' found... according to the Sun... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/817354...avie-cornwall/



ahahahahahaha, after 10,000 years, seafaring come to this...."out of mobile range".
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ahahahahahaha, after 10,000 years, seafaring come to this...."out of mobile range".


OH So Funny,

OH So Sad,

OH So True !!!

And to think, Bernard Motessier used a Sling Shot to communicate with ships.
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