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#11 Beccara

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 05:08 PM

:( It's 30kn's up at the Town Basin marina, I imagine it's 50+ gusts easy out there


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 05:11 PM

Possibly this one as it hasn’t updated and heading in it should be by now

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#13 Black Panther

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:01 PM

Talking to people still in the islands a couple of boat names have been suggested but the police are still tracking family so better to just wait.
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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:35 PM

Talking to people still in the islands a couple of boat names have been suggested but the police are still tracking family so better to just wait.


Yes I know of a few also that were due back about now, and I was supposed to be bringing one back last week, but that got cancelled at this stage
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#15 Battleship

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:56 PM

Very sad, the local sailing community will be in mourning.

https://www.sunlive....g-incident.html


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#16 John B

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:47 PM

Very sad and sobering to hear it. We got in to opua on Thurs night/Fri am from Denarau ourselves.
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#17 AJ Oliver

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:00 AM

condolences, and kudos to the rescue services


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#18 philstar

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:29 AM

Terrible news.

Survivability in the water in 40 - 50 knots is truly limited. 

Just shows how truly reliant we are on liferafts or a dinghy eh


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

sitting here in Noumea feeling totally stunned by the news. Pam and Stu had become very good friends this cruising season including helping me find one of my crew for the return passage to NZ.

Hope Pam pulls through.


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#20 John B

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:57 AM

My thoughts with you Marinheiro.
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