by Bob Muggleston, Points East
On a bitingly cold day in January, with a fierce winter storm bearing down on them, Jason and Reg McGlashan – 37 and 66 years-old, respectively – left Conanicut Marina in Newport, Rhode Island, headed for Bermuda and ultimately their native Australia, via the Cape of Good Hope. The younger McGlashan had recently bought the boat they sailed – Sedona, a 43-foot custom racing yacht built in 1995 – for a song on eBay.
Two days later, their U.S. Coast Guard rescue about 150 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., in 60 knot-winds, made national news, and included footage of the two men being hoisted into a helicopter.
A predictable o…
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