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Skipper rescued by helicopter after rogue wave sends him overboard By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 8:05 AM Wed 17 Aug 2011
The experienced sailor had a life jacket on (full marks), but no tether, when a rogue wave sent him overboard this week, leaving an untrained sailor as the only person onboard. This is a lesson in minimal training for casual sailors, and the value of being tethered even when the weather is fair ...[more]

Canadian sailor rescued from south Indian Ocean by out-of-date EPIRB By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:57 AM Wed 3 Aug 2011
A Canadian sailor has been rescued after setting off an out-of-date EPIRB when his yacht ran into trouble in the southern Indian Ocean because his engine had broken free of its mountings and threatened to hole the 9.5 metre vessel. ...[more]

Coastguard frustration after unlogged cruising boat incident By Nancy Knudsen, 11:57 AM Wed 13 Jul 2011
Volunteer Marine Rescue is once again pleading with skippers of all yachts, large and small, to log their trips, after a yacht - it was a powerboat - exploded and sank off the Tweed coast yesterday. ...[more]

Night drama as two Dutch sailors rescued by British Royal Navy By Sail-World Cruising, 12:20 PM Sat 9 Jul 2011
At night this week Two Dutch sailors were rescued this week in rough conditions and at great risk to the rescuer when their yacht was damaged in gale force winds. They were approximately 75 miles west of the Isles of Scilly, off Land's End, the south western tip of England, when the life threatening drama occurred. ...[more]

San Diego to Australia, but yacht lost on reef when almost there By Des Ryan, 3:14 PM Sun 3 Jul 2011
At the end of a long but successful voyage across the Pacific two long range cruising sailors had to be airlifted to safety by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue (Rescue 300) after their yacht ran aground Llewellyn Reef early Sunday morning of this week, just short of the Australian coastline. ...[more]

Sailor on sole watch missing off Sydney's northern beaches By Des Ryan, 6:44 AM Mon 27 Jun 2011
The search by rescue authorities for a yachtie missing off Sydney's northern beaches since yesterday (Sunday) has now been suspended. The sailor, who was not wearing a life jacket, was on sole watch while the woman aboard was asleep. When she woke up she found the man missing and raised the alarm. ...[more]

Bravery award for rescue of four sailors By Emma Philo, Isle of Wight Radio/Sail-World, , 9:43 AM Wed 22 Jun 2011
The crew of a coastguard helicopter who saved four sailors on a sinking yacht near the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England are to receive a bravery award from His Royal Highness Prince Philip. The story of their difficulties in effecting the rescue makes gripping reading ...[more]

EPIRB but not registered -four rescued crew 'lucky to be alive' By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 8:35 PM Sat 18 Jun 2011
They set off their EPIRB but they hadn't registered it, and the resultant delay almost cost the four sailors their lives. In the incident that occurred off the coast of South Africa in the Southern Ocean this week, the four clung to their capsized catamaran then huddled in their life raft for more than nine hours waiting for rescue in five metre seas and winds up to 55 knots. ...[more]

Rogue wave swamps yacht, two in lucky rescue By Lee Mylchreest, , 12:35 PM Fri 13 May 2011
The danger of an unexpected rogue wave is ever present, no matter where you are sailing, and this story shows how important back-up systems are for the cruising sailor. The US Coast Guard has rescued two sailors this week, 120 miles offshore, when a rogue wave hit their boat during conditions in which waves were described as high but not particularly rough. ...[more]

Trimaran unsalvageable after hitting rocks - VMR deny help By Melissa Woods, Daily Mercury/Sail-World, 6:46 AM Sat 30 Apr 2011
Once again the scope of Australian rescue authorities to assist yachts in trouble after their crew have abandoned them was called into question by a leisure sailor who lost his trimaran to rocks and waves last week. Dr Chris Murcutt lost his $20,000 trimaran after it sank off the Mackay Harbour last week after it sprang a leak and couldn't be returned to the Mackay marina ...[more]

American and Singaporean sailors rescued in South China Sea By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:18 AM Mon 25 Apr 2011
A Singaporean and an American on a voyage in the South China Sea have been rescued by the Philippine Navy after their yacht was disabled by high seas and then grounded. The navy said the yacht, Fly Ruben Fly, was sailing from Kudat in Borneo to the western Philippine island of Palawan. When found, the yacht had run aground and was half submerged, the navy statement said. ...[more]

Perfect Day to get your EPIRB By Media Services, 8:00 AM Fri 16 Jul 2004
The yacht Perfect Day may have been aptly named for competing in the Annapolis to Bermuda Race in June but, for the three crew, the days were less than perfect when they headed for home - the master of the yacht did not own an EPIRB - so hired one for the trip. ...[more]

Stamm rescued from upturned Hull By Offshore Challenges, 4:21 AM Tue 8 Jun 2004
Today the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia has been overseeing the rescue of Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm from the upturned hull of his Open 60 Cheminées Poujoulat-Armor Lux. ...[more]

EPIRB's save lives – get one now By Media Services, 7:49 AM Sat 22 May 2004
Just last month, many people were rescued in yachting incidents, all of them saved by their use of an EPIRB, including a man who was rescued off the Northern Territory coast - he activated his PLB at 6.50pm, as his yacht started sinking and was rescued by a diverted nearby vessel. ...[more]

Sailors winched from yacht wrecked north of Cairns By AAP and Sail-World, 6:56 AM Mon 19 Apr 2004
A couple were hoisted to safety after their yacht struck a reef in north-eastern Australia and began taking on water, ending their round the world trip, emergency services said last night. ...[more]

Personal Locator Beacons use rising By Peter Davidson, 2:27 PM Thu 1 Jan 2004
As the fleet sets off for the 23rd annual Strathfield Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race, its good to see an increasing number of the many crew are carrying personal locator beacons (PLB's). ...[more]

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