Heard from Jon, see attached email
Yes, thankfully we are alive!
Last Port was Noro (Solomons) to position 17*20.443' S - 154*17.623' E about 380 Nm East of Mackay where I had no option other then to activate the EPIRB
at 2:15 on Dec 21 2011 after loosing drive and with blown out main & genoa
in 3 to 4 mtrs swell with a Cyclone developing and chasing us.
An Australian plane and the "Ocean Lord" a large Indian/japanese owned ship (coal carrier) assisted in a dramatic rescue
We endured 72 hours in rough conditions before calling for assistance.
The plane and Ship reached us some five hours after the EPIRB
e spent 16 days abord the Ocean Lord disembarking at Newcastle NSW on Friday Jan 6 2012.
Do post the above if you choose, we are hopeful for any information relating to Minx.
Great to hear of your trip to New Cal' Peter...
Cheers - Jon
Never good to hear about a potential loss of a good yacht, but luckily all the crew are safe and sound.