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Old 03-09-2013, 16:02   #1
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Lost At Sea - Schooner Nina

Lost At Sea - Schooner Nina

On May 29th 2013 the schooner Niņa left Opua in New Zealand bound for Newcastle in NSW Australia.

Nothing has been heard from the crew since June 4th 2013.

Searches coordinated both by the RCCNZ and privately have not made any sightings.


Last reliable coordinates and heading (local time)

Last know SPOT: JUN 2 2013 12:48
-33.599333 168.524667 (Excellent)

Last known IRIDIUM: JUN 4 11:50
-33.8327 169.6894 (Poor)

Texted message from Evi: JUN 4 2013 09:39
ANY WEATHER FOR NINA? S 33 54 E 165 18 (Last good position)

Undelivered texted message from Evi: JUN 4 2013 11:50
NO POSITION- UNDELIVERED TEXT approx 2 hrs later THANKS STORM SAILS SHREDDED LAST NIGHT, NOW BARE POLES. GOINING 4KT 310DEG WILL UPDATE COURSE INFO @ 6PM


News articles:

Grave concerns for missing schooner - Maritime New Zealand
BBC News - Missing yacht Nina: 'No sign' of Australia-bound vessel
Historic schooner disappears off NZ coast - National - NZ Herald News
'Grave concerns' for seven on missing schooner - National News | TVNZ Racing yacht missing: Seven lost in stormy seas - National - NZ Herald News
Latest search for missing schooner unsuccessful - One News | TVNZ
BBC News - Missing yacht Nina 'presumed sunk' off New Zealand


Could anyone in the general area please be on the lookout for the yacht, life raft, or any wreckage? Any sightings or information please contact:
NZ SAR +64-4-5778030
AU SAR +61-2-62306811
Friend of Nina.. flygirl01@att.net


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Old 03-09-2013, 16:04   #2
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Niņa's specifications

Rig: B-Schooner
LOD: 59'
LWL: 50'
Length including bowsprit: 70'
Beam: 14'
Draft: 9'
Displacement: 44 Tons
Year build: 1928
Construction: Timber, fibreglass sheathed White hull, green trim
Engine: Cummings 150 HP installed just prior to departure
Equipped with: Satellite phone, Spot beacon, EPIRB (not activated)

7 POB

Liferaft details:

Possibly: REVERE | reveresurvival.com | Manufacturer of Survival Equipment Since 1936
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Niņa's crew

Owners:

David III, Rosemary and David Dyche (American, aged 58, 60 and 17)

Crew:

Kyle Jackson (American, aged 28)
Evi Nemeth (American, aged 73)
Matthew Wootton (British, aged 35)
Danielle Wright (American, aged 18)


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A little of Niņa's history

Designer: W. Starling Burgess
Built by: Biggalow Ship Yard, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Year Built: 1928
Original Owner: Paul Hammond

Known Racing History:
1994 Winner Antigua (Schooner Class)
1989 Winner New York Mayors Cup
1962 Winner Newport to Bermuda Race (34 years, oldest yacht to win)
1949 Winner Cygnet Cup
1940 Winner New York Yacht Club Astor Cup
1939 Winner New York Yacht Club Astor Cup
1929 Winner London to Gibson Island Chesapeake Bay
1928 Winner Fastnet Race. First American yacht to win the 600 mile Fastnet race, 4 days, 12 hours, 48 minutes, 13 seconds.
1928 Winner New York to Santander, Spain, 3,900 mile race in 24 days, greeted by King Alfonso from his launch: "Well sailed, Niņa, I congratulate you! I am the King of Spain."



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AU SAR +61-2-62306811
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