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05 Jul 2013
7 lost at sea...tax on charters...pyrotechnics...16-year-old hero...
In this case, as the EPIRB was not set off and their satphones were not used, it must have been a catastrophic event – a rogue wave, a collision with a ship or maybe a whale – which sank their boat in seconds, too quickly even to hit the EPIRB button or dial a number.
Things are always changing in the world of the cruising sailor. Those keen on a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean have a mountain of changes to work out as governments change their taxation laws. The other issue starting to make waves is that of regulations covering pyrotechnics and the escalation of the use – not yet approved – of laser technology.
The most inspiring story of the week is that of cerebral palsy sufferer, the 16-year-old Natasha who can't walk but has just sailed the English Channel solo. The most whimsical story is that of one of the Old Gaffers currently circumnavigating Britain, and their confrontation with a lobster pot.
Natasha Lambert in the boat she used to cross the English Channel .. .
Finally, John Jamieson is back with some interesting observations about which side of the boat you should use for recovery of an MOB victim. It makes a difference? Read the story.
Much more to read about, so browse down the screen to find what takes your interest.
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