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Old 28-04-2014, 14:33   #211
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Must've changed the name?

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

Rudder nightmare at sea

"All the best and fair winds to all of you who provided moral and practical support to us. You may notice that we changed the boat's name too. The old name meant nothing to us. "

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Old 28-04-2014, 14:34   #212
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"All the best and fair winds to all of you who provided moral and practical support to us. You may notice that we changed the boat's name too. The old name meant nothing to us. "

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Yes! Actually, i was scanning their threads for that evidence -- the actually new name of the boat. They have been very sneaky.
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Old 18-05-2014, 13:27   #213
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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

another one bites the dust

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 sailors 1,200 miles southeast of Cape Cod | CapeCodToday.Com

Here we go again! Another rescue.

and another one................

Four Britons missing at sea after yacht 'capsized' in middle of Atlantic - Telegraph

UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki missing in mid-Atlantic - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

Sad do.
Good to see you surface from the mine face.. hope all is well with your project.
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Old 18-05-2014, 13:55   #215
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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

bad year indeed,we can probably include this one as well,since they were on passage in the north atlantic.


Northern Spain to Falmouth, UK: Couple rescued from storm-damaged yacht ‚ÄĒ Noonsite


otherwise the boat mineface is going well with tanktops complete and ready to be glued together,also just did a haul out on the macwester,so new boots and panties on her.
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Old 18-05-2014, 16:13   #216
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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

I think it's a place that all of us have to be perhaps a little more diligent too. Often we talk about boats that have made crossings, boats capable of it. But in doing so we also may sometimes neglect to advise of risks and ways to best minimize them. While perhaps one can make it in a certain boat, doesn't mean that is really adequate for safe handling of the conditions one might face. And experience and skill in similar waters is extremely important. We do intend an Atlantic crossing in a few years, but with much more experience ourselves and with people on board who have done it before. And in a boat we're very comfortable doing it in, not the minimum we think can make it.

While the sailors having problems are still a very small number compared to all those out there, there does seem to be an increased number of adverse events and many of those tie to three things: Failing to adequately respect conditions, lack of experience on the part of the sailors, and issues with boat either in terms of maintenance or duplicate systems or emergency precautions. A bit like tv shows that come with "Don't try this at home" warnings, sometimes we forget that although not labelled as such, my experience and knowledge many here are "professionals" and many considering cruising are "raw amateurs" or "newcomers." We need to encourage but also question when we think they're trying too much too fast. Support but critical support when required.

It's always easy to look at these incidents after the fact and second guess. While I don't want to criticize those who have just been through awful experiences, at the same time in many of them there are lessons to be learned. Some are extreme, like Bounty, like the South Korean ferry, like Yogi or Costa Concordia. But then there are those like the boats sailing around Hatteras on a day when all the commercial fishermen who live in that area stayed home and even the Coast Guard pulled back. I know we sometimes go offshore and around Hatteras, but we know of the dangers and pick only good windows. And don't think my advice for caution is aimed at any segment, as it isn't. From kayaks to cruise ships sometimes safety is not adequately considered. Frankly, cruise ships may scare me most. My wife and I have never been on a cruise and have no desire to be on one. Look at thousands getting sick on a ship, at total systems failure and sewage piling up, at cruise line operators deciding to wait and tow back to a distant port prolonging the suffering to a ship load rather than a closer port that would cost them more.

Let's be Careful Out There.
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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

Careful, yes, but lucky is better, still, IMO.

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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

we are sitting in the med and having a bit of weather here -- we watch the azores hi that is suppose to form and so far this year it does not seem to want to form - althrough in the long range models it seems to be coming in late may
before we left tunisia there was an azore low -- we commented to each other that we were fortunate that we sailed across last year as this year we would have not left antigua yet -- and we left last year on may 1 --

tough weather year this year
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Check the Earth Wind Map.
earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather
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wow nice low against the gulf stream.

I will stay home and eat some cadbury eggs
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cool!,could watch that for hours.....think i will use it as a screensaver

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Re: azores 2014 how safe is it?

well its that time of year again!, with boats preparing to start the crossing in the next month or so.

I'm wondering how many yachts lost will be this years toll,i lost count after 8 last year.
hopefully this year will be kinder.
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well its that time of year again!, with boats preparing to start the crossing in the next month or so.

I'm wondering how many yachts lost will be this years toll,i lost count after 8 last year.
hopefully this year will be kinder.
So do I... coming across again this year last week in May-ish.. asked the owner for xtra long oars in case the engine fails and the mast falls down.. itsa Mono.
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So do I... coming across again this year last week in May-ish.. asked the owner for xtra long oars in case the engine fails and the mast falls down.. itsa Mono.

If the boat was well-found, the owner would do it himself.
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