Record-Seeker Requires Rescue:
Olivier Jehl was attempting to establish a singlehanded transatlantic record, sailing his 21-foot Mini 6.50 from New York to Lizard Point in England. But after his departure on Sunday, May 15, the US Coast Guard were called in to rescue the French sailor on Monday at approximately 90 miles off Atlantic City.
Jehl’s boat had hit a submerged object and began sinking, after which he deployed his emergency raft and used an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) to alert the Coast Guard of the distress situation and location.
An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, launched to search for Jehl, who used flares to identify hi…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Record-Seeker Requires Rescue, Editor
VIDEO: Plastic Bags Must Be Banned:
With a meager triangle propelling one of the R/C landsailers, it is comical to see people with only enough initiative to try a plastic bag (and then put the video on YouTube).
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – VIDEO: Plastic Bags Must Be Banned, Editor