This is a few miles south from them this morning!
FWIW my point of view with regards to " some young " guys giving them a hand to fix their yacht !
I think they have had enough ' charity '
from the limited facts that the press give us, I would say they have the wrong attitude to get help from most Cornish men I know.
About time they grew up and took the responsibility of sorting their own problems out.
The saying of ' help those that help themselves' applies to these two liabilities
US yachtsmen rescued nine times since July say they are 'totally capable guys'
They insist they are perfectly adept and describe their plans to cross the Atlantic in their yacht, Nora, as “just a straight sail”.But two 71-year-old American adventurers currently moored in Cornwall have been dubbed “captain calamities” after being rescued nine times before they have even left Europe
. It appears the pair had left a candle burning as they popped ashore to pick up groceries and it fell, setting clothes and cabinets on fire.The boat fell over at low tide as it is a dry harbour. This caused a candle to fall over and started a fire on board. Firefighters put out the blaze.
If rescued 9 times in US waters they would be broke by now.