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Old 20-09-2011, 03:00   #1
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Concern Over Yacht - Air Search

Irish search and rescue include naval vessels have begun a search of the south west approaches for the yacht Golden Eagle a 10 metre vessel with two crew. They has been no contact with the vessel since it left Bermuda on the 21 Aug. The vessel was expected in Cork last week. The two sailors are a 69 year old Norwegian and a 60 year old NewZealander.

There are concerns that they got caught up in the tail end of Katia.

Here's to their safe arrival.

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Yes I hope they are found safe and sound.
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Re: Concern over yacht - airsearch

and thanks mods for fixing the spelling in the title
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Re: Concern over yacht - airsearch

Here's hoping.

The yacht is described as being 9.8m (32ft) long, white and with a blue trim on the side.
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We hope they well.
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Golden Eagle a 10 metre vessel with two crew. They has been no contact with the vessel since it left Bermuda on the 21 Aug. The vessel was expected in Cork last week.
Here's hoping for them . . .

2700 miles @ 100mpd = 27 days, which was only up 3 days ago, and they could easily have spend a couple days hove to or running the wrong way, so they are not much 'overdue'.

I would think it very hard to find that size vessel at sea from a search plane with no recent location.
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Missing yacht arrives safely in Kerry - The Irish Times - Sun, Sep 25, 2011
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Re: Concern Over Yacht - Air Search

Conducting a massive air and sea search for a boat that was two days overdue on a near 3 thousand mile voyage, STUPID. The relatives of the owner should get the bill for the cost of the search for bringing it to the attention of the authorities. Of course the sailors seem a little irresponsible not turning on their VHF radio because they didn't have a way to charge the batteries.
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Conducting a massive air and sea search for a boat that was two days overdue on a near 3 thousand mile voyage, STUPID. The relatives of the owner should get the bill for the cost of the search for bringing it to the attention of the authorities. Of course the sailors seem a little irresponsible not turning on their VHF radio because they didn't have a way to charge the batteries.
Dont be too harsh, I do a fair bit of sailing around the south coast of Ireland, and the Irish coast guard are up in the helicopters most days on exercise, probably makes them feel a bit better looking for something real
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They probably got hit by what I stayed in Cork for last week...
Off tomorrow tho'... forecast is light S'lies and sea going down from 2m+ to 1.5... shame is have to cut into Lands End to stay outa the strong wind on Tuesday so its not gonna be the straight run down I'd hoped for...
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Re: Concern Over Yacht - Air Search

The search was started at a request of relatives who said the yacht was over 5 days over due, at one point 5 naval vessels were looking for them.. Better safe then sorry though

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Re: Concern Over Yacht - Air Search

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Conducting a massive air and sea search for a boat that was two days overdue on a near 3 thousand mile voyage, STUPID. The relatives of the owner should get the bill for the cost of the search for bringing it to the attention of the authorities. Of course the sailors seem a little irresponsible not turning on their VHF radio because they didn't have a way to charge the batteries.

Settle down mate!

They're in, no lives lost!
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Re: Concern Over Yacht - Air Search

good old kiwi

Here is the skippers account:
Yacht Search | Seadog Tells Tale As Golden Eagle... | Stuff.co.nz
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good old kiwi

Here is the skippers account:
Yacht Search | Seadog Tells Tale As Golden Eagle... | Stuff.co.nz

You have to love the complete sh&t^ he says

first theres the

"And if we had of been in something like these chicken **** Beneteau, Jeanneau or Hunters or anything like that, I would not be talking to you now."

comment, well that gets the long hulled boys going

Then

"In the hurricane they discovered termite damage on the bowsprit which started coming back toward the deck, threatening to take down the entire rig.
Cooper had some webbing tie-down straps: "Great stuff, Chinese made, but that saved our bacon boy".

I see I dont think "chicken ****" Benes suffer from termite damage and get held together with some cheap tie-downs! LOL

then he states

"He'll tighten up the riggings and find paper charts. On his own boat in the Caribbean he has 11,000 paper charts, but had not sailed the Irish coast before. "

11000 charts , whats the boat made of paper mache.

well actually no, being a long hulled heavy boat man he has a

"owns Circe, a 32-ton yacht. It was the last boat produced by legendary naval architect Francis Herreshoff. "

ofcourse this must leak like a proverbial sieve as he then goes on

"Cooper sailed it around the world for seven years. He reckoned he pumped 50 million litres of water out of her during the voyage. He left port with $29 and kept going with his skills"

50 million litre of water!!!, perhaps it all soaked into the 11000 charts.

thios guy is supposed to know whats hes doing so he

"
Against his better judgment for the voyage he went modern.
"I was relying on a fancy $3000 Garmon chart plotter and it **** the bed about 10 days ago. I didn't have any charts."

He sailed the atlantic in near winter and doesnt have any paper charts for the approach to Ireland.........!!! ( probably couldnt get them off hes own boat as they were stuck together with all that water).

What an idiot. ("Winds were around 60 knots, which Cooper viewed as little more than a strong breeze.")

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