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Old 08-04-2014, 13:25   #196
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just an update,sad news re yacht pokerface. 08 april 2014

From the news papers in The Netherlands;

As the police said today. The sailing yacht of the missing solo sailor Sietse Hagen has been found yesterday on the Atlantic Ocean. From Mr. Hagen there is still no trace.

The 70- year-old Mr. Hagen departed January 15th from his home in Tenerife to Barbados . Since leaving nothing more was heard of him . A Dutch vessel , which was on route from Savannah (United States) to Agadir (Morocco) found the yacht on Monday at about 2000 kilometers from the Moroccan coast .

The crew of the ship tried to get in contact with the yacht, but there was no response . When the crew went on board of the yacht , no one was present. However, the documents of Mr. Hagen where found .

Acoording to the captain the yacht was havely damaged. They failed to take the yacht "Pokerface" in tow. After taking all the documents and valuables aboard , the captain decided to sink the yacht for safety. Mr. Hagen is internationally identified as missing .
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Old 08-04-2014, 13:45   #197
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:32   #198
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The importance of a harness

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Old 10-04-2014, 06:44   #199
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How do you know he didn't have on on?
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How do you know he didn't have on on?
You see a HARNESS and tether attaches you to your yacht. He would be ATTACHED to the empty yacht. Or at least part of him.

Some of us "skilled" posters know these things about offshore sailing.

Perhaps you were being coy and suggesting he had the harness but no tether? Or was not a prudent (timid in my case I'm now told) skipper and had a cheapo tether and jack lines?
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You see a HARNESS and tether attaches you to your yacht. He would be ATTACHED to the empty yacht. Or at least part of him.
Huh? wtf? it's YOUR SPECULATION because there is NO OFFICIAL REPORT about what was found on or near that boat. He could very well have slipped out of his harness, had a snap shackle break or come loose, been transferring from one jackline to another and been swept off, had a jackline break etc. YOU basically don't know S*T about what happened.

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Some of us "skilled" posters know these things about offshore sailing.
Obviously to me you aren't skilled at all if you can't see those above possibilities. You're an impostor.

Rest assured, I've experience being offshore alone plenty, wore a harness snapped to my boat with TWO tethers, transferring from one to another or using both when I went forward. And I know that is still no guarantee.
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Well finding the boat is good news for his family as everyone wants some sort of certainty in situations like this. Unfortunately he was lost at sea. The odds of finding another boat at sea are so slim its almost impossible so quite the story.
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Hi,

We've just finished our crossing from St Martin to Horta...

Read about it in sailblogs.com/member/zana
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As safe as anywhere else.. with breeching whales..
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We had some nasty weather coming into Faial and a broken furler line which accounted for the most stressfull 10min of my life. Otherwise not much wind and lota of engine... We took a more southerly route than usual...
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We had some nasty weather coming into Faial and a broken furler line which accounted for the most stressfull 10min of my life. Otherwise not much wind and lota of engine... We took a more southerly route than usual...
Yeah... been a shitty Spring.. lotsa fronts sweeping through fast.. and usually under estimated on wind speeds..
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I've been trying to improve my interpretation of synoptic charts, and from Britain to Gibraltar this winter, it's just been a near-continuous march of lows. Every three or four days, I would see not a 980mb low form off North America, but 960 or even 955mb. That's got a lot to do with chunks of Britain, France and Portugal washing away, no doubt.
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Some quick advice about dehydration. .
A simple easy test to do is have one of your fingers straight then squeeze (pinch) the skin on your knuckle pull up on the skin a bit and see if it stays up or if it starts to go back in to shape. Another test is the color of urine (lighter color is good) but food and drink can affect color) feeling bloated water sloshing in your stomach take some salt this will help your body soak up the water if your swesting a lot you have to replace the salt and water in your system. Coconut water is better than any sports drink to rehydrate your body. There are cases where military medics used coconut water intravenously for patients. Headaches and muscle cramps can be signs of dehydration. I commonly work in temperatures of 160 to 175 degrees for 6 to 8 hours at a time and have never had heat stroke or a dehydration problem by following what is listed above. I onky bring this up because of the commenta about water a d dehydration

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number 3 this year for neptune on the way to the azores!

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Must've changed the name?

"Our yacht we are currently buying is called Tylosa."
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