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Solo sailor drowns in Tauranga

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#1 raz88


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:26 AM

Seems a sad story.  Exactly what happened could be pretty hard to piece together, although I guess the high level version is he fell off while underway and couldn't get back to the boat/back onto the boat.




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#2 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:35 AM

Ouch, that is sad and on a pretty tame day as well.

It can happen so easily, something we all would do well to remember.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:13 AM

Then there is this poor lad who died of carbon monoxide poisoning on his boat


Very sad.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:21 AM

The poor guy in Tauranga.


I did the Wine race across the strait on Friday solo and despite the great forecast I was clipped in the whole time...far to easy to make a mistake on your own tight/ beam reaching heeled over and lurch straight out over the leeward lifeline. 


Really interesting feeling being clipped in up front doing sail change etc, as it is so reassuring. Doesn't change your approach to tasks though just a another level of security.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:57 AM

:-( condolences to the family

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:12 PM

Very sad, for those that may wish to attend the funeral it is at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Pyes Pa.

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