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Old 30-09-2013, 15:14   #1
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Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

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September 30, 2013 – Tillamook, OR


Duane Jones (left) was safely rescued from his sailboat in heavy seas.
© 2013 PO1 David Mosley / USCG

Along with the fall's first major storm hitting the Oregon/Washington coasts this weekend also came the inevitable request for assistance by sailboat. On Saturday, Duane Jones of the Oak Harbor, WA-based 40-ft sailboat (make unknown) The Rock called the Coast Guard for a rescue 14 miles off Tillamook, Oregon. According to the Coasties, Jones no longer felt safe on his vessel in 30-knot winds and 20-ft seas.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helo arrived on scene and proceeded to pluck Jones from the frigid North Pacific waters. Check out the video below for your daily dose of Brrrrrr!


An uninjured Jones was taken to Air Station Astoria. At last word, The Rock was sailing north under autopilot. Air Station Astoria will conduct flyovers to try to locate the vessel so Jones might have an opportunity to recover her.

The strong system that pounded Oregon and Washington this weekend will abate and, by Thursday, be replaced by light southerlies. If you're planning to leave the Pacific Northwest soon, be sure to keep a sharp eye out for the abandoned 40-footer!
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Old 30-09-2013, 16:33   #2
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

I live in the PNW and this storm period has been bringing storm after storm ashore for over a week and will continue until about Thursdays when we MAY see some clearing.

Before sailing offshore north of Cape Mendocino note the weather in the Gulf of Alaska and realize that that is what you'll be experiencing soon and when you do. all entrances to a safe harbor are closed.

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Old 30-09-2013, 16:59   #3
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

Want to bet his boat will be found floating off Hawaii in the not too distant future!!!!! Was he really in danger or just not mentally ready and/or the boat not setup for slightly challenging 30K winds with big seas??? Hope it's not the case of another, I'm uncomfortable, the boat's insured, so set off the EPIRB situation. That needlessly endangers the lives of the CG personnel or costs a Merchant ship money and delay to make the rescue.
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One has to wonder,why Mr jones was out there this week?
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-"Check out the video below for your daily dose of Brrrrrr!"-

Does someone has a link to the video?
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Go to latitude38.com
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Old 30-09-2013, 20:46   #7
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

"According to the Coasties, Jones no longer felt safe on his vessel in 30-knot winds and 20-ft seas"

Oh, please...buy a condominium with an ocean view and read a sailing magazine.

BTW the CG is now flying around trying to find his boat so he can reclaim it.
I hope they send him a bill.
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

You want vids? Here ya go......... DVIDS - Video - Rescue off of Tillamook Harbor

And the story......... Imagery Release: Coast Guard rescues sailor near Tillamook, Ore.
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

Gee that looks like semi normal weather for the Lost Coast to me ! I would have just ran with it till it blew out ! O well maybe someone will get a good boat!!
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Want to bet his boat will be found floating off Hawaii in the not too distant future!!!!! Was he really in danger or just not mentally ready and/or the boat not setup for slightly challenging 30K winds with big seas??? Hope it's not the case of another, I'm uncomfortable, the boat's insured, so set off the EPIRB situation. That needlessly endangers the lives of the CG personnel or costs a Merchant ship money and delay to make the rescue.
I don't think it's going to Hawaii

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At last word, The Rock was sailing north under autopilot
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Old 30-09-2013, 23:03   #11
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This is a semi regular occurrence on the left/wet coast.
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normal day in the cook islands,
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

Poor video. Was it night ops? Looked like a sugar scoop transom. Hunter maybe/ That might explain a few things.
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lack of sleep, and a reluctance to admit he made a mistake.
Sometimes a 180 is the correct thing to do.
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Re: Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

I wonder if the coast guard advises to keep sails up?

Any one know the answer to that?
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