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Old 14-09-2021, 17:04   #16
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Sail close enough to the hurricane in the dangerous quadrant for the winds to start drawing you towards the centre.
Put the PLB/EPIRB on a small inflatable dinghy.
Activate the PLB/EPIRB and set it free.
Sail like mad away from the dangerous quadrant.
Be declared legally dead and start a new life in another country with a yacht and no criminal record.
Hah! What a good idea... sorta... but not beyond belief. Good outta the box thinking, mate. You may have a great new career available to you as a consultant to drug smugglers!

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What a sad and bizarre story.
I immediately thought of you Mike. Happy to see it's not so.

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Sail close enough to the hurricane in the dangerous quadrant for the winds to start drawing you towards the centre.
Put the PLB/EPIRB on a small inflatable dinghy.
Activate the PLB/EPIRB and set it free.
Sail like mad away from the dangerous quadrant.
Be declared legally dead and start a new life in another country with a yacht and no criminal record.

I like it. Sounds like a movie. Could even put the “based on a true story” in. Now, who to cast as the lead…
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Old 14-09-2021, 18:31   #19
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So ...... How does a RYA Yacht master sail in hurricane season with no idea of a weather plan. I'm mean the hurricane has been coming for a while now.
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Old 14-09-2021, 18:35   #20
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I like it. Sounds like a movie. Could even put the “based on a true story” in. Now, who to cast as the lead…
Flava Flave as the RYA Yacht master!
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I immediately thought of you Mike. Happy to see it's not so.

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Thanks Tim. I'm not that desperate -- yet
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Regardless of the circumstances a sad story.

What's impressive is that a boat thief managed to sail a 10.6m (35') monohull 340 nautical miles in less than 48 hours. Into the teeth of a hurricane. That's a pretty good run in that size boat.

Now I want to know more of the story.
Easily possible up to where it got too rough. I raced a Heritage One ton, Morgan 37 for many years. 7-8 was a good race day. He probably had wind behind. We pushed it to 14 on Lake Erie once just before the fun ended.

We sailed our boat in 2016 Hampton to Virgin Gorda in 7.5 days. We had a 48 hour run of over 500 miles. Wind aft 130-180 @ 35-40 true. Staysail and mizzen only. We did 12.5 down the roller coaster.

I will forward this to our Antigua friends. They may know of the guy. Also look out for him.
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Re: Stolen sailboat from Halifax

I remember a new member was on here a number of years back asking odd questions about sailboats. It seemed he did not know much and was asking about food and water and other odd things.

He received a lot of good information. a few weeks later the USCG arrested him after he stole a boat (I think out of the SF Bay), kidnapped his children and was heading south. Maybe Jim remembers the story.
We were all flabbergast.
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Sail close enough to the hurricane in the dangerous quadrant for the winds to start drawing you towards the centre.
Put the PLB/EPIRB on a small inflatable dinghy.
Activate the PLB/EPIRB and set it free.
Sail like mad away from the dangerous quadrant.
Be declared legally dead and start a new life in another country with a yacht and no criminal record.
Now that’s a plan! Ha ha.

Love it.
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Re: Stolen sailboat from Halifax

Just passing this article along. I have no personal knowledge of the facts of this incident. / L
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This boat might sail into Antigua in the next week or two
I wonder if any will be watching for it
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More likely anchor up in Marigot Bay and he'll swim to shore and dissappear in Sandy Ground..
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Re: Stolen sailboat from Halifax

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Sail close enough to the hurricane in the dangerous quadrant for the winds to start drawing you towards the centre.
Put the PLB/EPIRB on a small inflatable dinghy.
Activate the PLB/EPIRB and set it free.
Sail like mad away from the dangerous quadrant.
Be declared legally dead and start a new life in another country with a yacht and no criminal record.
HA HA!!!

My wife and I had just been discussing that very possibility! I actually logged on to post that and saw you beat me to it!!!!
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So ...... How does a RYA Yacht master sail in hurricane season with no idea of a weather plan. I'm mean the hurricane has been coming for a while now.


He was on the run- probably living in ditches and outbuildings and likely had no access to any media of any kind. How would he have known about Larry’s approach? It was not a threat here and so was not publicized in the media much at all- even if there was a radio he could listen to.

Poor bugger (well, unfortunate anyway) likely was half starved and very desperate when he cleared land and had only one thought - to get south to his homeland.

If he knew at all, he could easily have hidden in any of about 100 safe and private anchorages on the sw coast of Nova Scotia; free diving for mussels, lobster or jigging mackerel or cod or halibut to stay alive and put some food in his belly. Tons of apples, pears, berries, mushrooms, kale and wild greens to be scavenged right now in those same anchorages too. To say nothing of loaded gardens if he skirted a village.

No one would have given it a second thought, if he was noticed at all in those anchorages. Then he could have left at his leisure with a decent forecast- if he figured out how to get one of those…

…I suspect he was quite hurting already when he left, and sailed unwittingly right into the mouth of hell, in a boat that was intended for sheltered day sailing.

Very sad, even for a (not yet convicted) drug smuggler. He was still someone’s son, brother and a fellow sailor.
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Re: Stolen sailboat from Halifax

[QUOTE=NSboatman;3483299]He was on the run- probably living in ditches and outbuildings and likely had no access to any media of any kind. How would he have known about Larry’s approach? It was not a threat here and so was not publicized in the media much at all- even if there was a radio he could listen to.

Poor bugger (well, unfortunate anyway) likely was half starved and very desperate when he cleared land and had only one thought - to get south to his homeland.

If he knew at all, he could easily have hidden in any of about 100 safe and private anchorages on the sw coast of Nova Scotia; free diving for mussels, lobster or jigging mackerel or cod or halibut to stay alive and put some food in his belly. Tons of apples, pears, berries, mushrooms, kale and wild greens to be scavenged right now in those same anchorages too. To say nothing of loaded gardens if he skirted a village.

No one would have given it a second thought, if he was noticed at all in those anchorages. Then he could have left at his leisure with a decent forecast- if he figured out how to get one of those…

…I suspect he was quite hurting already when he left, and sailed unwittingly right into the mouth of hell, in a boat that was intended for sheltered day sailing.

Very sad, even for a (not yet convicted) drug smuggler. He was still someone’s son, brother and a fellow sailor.[/Q
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