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I hadn’t seen that doco for a while, something that one should watch every decade 

Equally a lot has changed in what’s almost 30 years, but the weathers ability to surprise hasn’t 

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2 hours ago, Fish said:

I think the only big difference between now and the Q birthday storm is the improvements in forecasting and comms. But with a rapidly developing storm, a lot of boats are going to struggle to get out of its way. Its human nature to think we have advanced and these old disasters wont happen to us again...

Sadly that was the case with Essence, they were in shorts and Tee shirts the day before they came to grief. 

That being said I was a bit surprised when they left Fiji because the outlook was not great for their arrival off the NZ coast.  

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Just watched the YouTube Doco on this. My first time of watching was hard for me . My good friend James Anderson was on the boat that was never found. With his Mother and her boyfriend. May they RIP 😢

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3 hours ago, O_Smiladon said:

Just watched the YouTube Doco on this. My first time of watching was hard for me . My good friend James Anderson was on the boat that was never found. With his Mother and her boyfriend. May they RIP 😢

He was a nice guy young James  we rallied cars at same time as his family, very sad loss in the Motorsport community 

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13 hours ago, Elliot749 said:

He was a nice guy young James  we rallied cars at same time as his family, very sad loss in the Motorsport community 

Yeah Elliot, He always was up for a good laugh. The two Commodore computer escorts rally cars were pretty cool. I remember we used to set up a track on the farm in cowcop and have a ball with anything that had a motor and a steering wheel.

Good times. 

Yeah but watching that doco certainly hit home.

Cheers mate

Steve 

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last words were never made public off the Quartermaster and were only played to a few during an investigation including a senior yacht inspector in the interview room of the Warkworth police station ,The facts from that recording are even more freighting than what everyone else ever heard

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