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Old 27-06-2015, 10:24   #1
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It can happen to anyone

Prominent sailor Jon Sanders has been rescued from his stricken yacht off Western Australia's Gascoyne coast after it started taking on water.

The cabin of Mr Sanders' yacht started to fill with water 10 kilometres off the coast, north of Kalbarri, and had to be left behind.

A search and rescue plane and two

World record-holding sailor Jon Sanders rescued from stricken yacht off WA's Gascoyne coast - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Inquiring minds want to know...

"Started taking on water"?

What happened?
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Another successful EPIRB rescue

Australian triple circumnavigator Jon Sanders has been rescued from his stricken yacht off Western Australia's Gascoyne coast after it started taking on water.

The cabin of Mr Sanders' yacht started to fill with water 10 kilometres off the coast, north of Kalbarri, and the vessel had to be left behind.

Mr Sanders activated his EPIRB device and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority coordinated the search with a rescue plane and two merchant vessels. He was recovered safe and well and is understood to be resting in Geraldton after making landfall just before 5:00am.

He broke world records in 1988 when he completed a triple circumnavigation of the world alone. Twenty-seven years later, at the age of 75, he is still sailing and has completed nine journeys around the world.

His record for sailing round the world three times solo is still unbroken, but he said these days he prefers to take his journeys more cautiously.

Mr Sanders regularly sails boats across the Australian bight for clients.
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Old 27-06-2015, 21:11   #4
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An absolute legend in the boating world. Was rescued 27th June 2015 10 miles off the Western Australian coast. Details are sketchy but believed to have hull failure on the boat he was on. Not sure if he was on his own vessel or delivering a vessel. Will keep updates coming once we hear more.
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World record-holding sailor Jon Sanders blames 'huge, confused swell' after rescue off WA coast - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Another positive for mandatory EPIRB's
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Early indications from the available news articles suggest to me that the boat was less than seaworthy but I guess it will soon be academic.
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Prominent sailor Jon Sanders has been rescued from his stricken yacht off Western Australia's Gascoyne coast after it started taking on water.

The cabin of Mr Sanders' yacht started to fill with water 10 kilometres off the coast, north of Kalbarri, and had to be left behind.

A search and rescue plane and two

World record-holding sailor Jon Sanders rescued from stricken yacht off WA's Gascoyne coast - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Story I read is that he does deliveries of other peoples boats. He couldn't find where the water was coming in.
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Old 28-06-2015, 23:09   #10
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""I think it's about time this grey nomad bought a car and a tent and went through the middle of Australia, instead of around of Australia," he said."
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An amazing rescue. The guys on the trawler showed incredible skill, made it look so easy. I'm sure it wasn't as easy as it looked.


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Just goes to show, challenges can happen to the best of them, and there are not too many better than Mr Sanders. Good to see he is safe and I am sure he will be back on the water soon.
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Re: Jon Sanders rescued of Western Australian coast

There has been a pretty big swell running in the west the last few weeks and with last week being bigger than normal especially a bit off shore. He is such a relaxed sailor, he would float in to Sydney CYC a few days before the race, find anybody who would jump on the boat with him, purely to comply to the rules and head off to Tassie and always get there safely. I think in '99, when everyone was getting smashed and drowned, he battened down and went to sleep for a couple of days and got up to find himself only a day and a half out of Hobart. He then arrived inside the first 10 boats. But as you say, just good he is okay and safe. Not bad for a 76 year old delivering boats solo.
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yeah, one of those rare cases where the sailor is tougher than the bloody boat...
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