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Author:  Roy [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  Leasen to learn

Found this on my home page today, can't figure out why they couldn't right the boat after it got knocked down.

http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/home/toron ... n/c9aba1f4

Author:  MBounds [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Leasen to learn

. . . because it's got the wrong sticker on the side? :lol:

Yesterday was seriously windy following the front that went through Tuesday. They shouldn't have been out there alone without a radio. They're really lucky.

Author:  fastcat [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Leasen to learn

If you can not self rescue, you have no buisness going out. Making sure your mast is sealed is part of being able to self rescue. :!: I'd like to know how the found them in the dark.

Author:  John Lunn [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lesson to learn

Yes, they were lucky....they were also well prepared with cold weather gear, AND they had filed a 'sailing plan.' It was their non-arrival which triggered the call to Search and Rescue.

I am still a little puzzled why a capsize or turtling would 'fill the boat'....and make it incapable of being righted. Unless of course, (as above) it was a leaky mast. Matt B, where is that link to your adventure in SF at the H17 Nationals?

Was the boat damaged? There may be more to this story....Karen-Ann, can you get us some scoop?

Glad everything ended well.....that front went through here at lunch time, and I could not leave the office to go sailing.....next time...

Author:  John Lunn [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Leasen to learn

Link to CBC TV interview.....
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/08/11/sailing-lake-rescue.html
student got trapped under the tramp for a minute....then the mast filled with water. They even demasted and tried to right the Nacra 500....without success.

C-130 Search & Rescue flew over and spotted them, and directed the marine unit of the Police to pick them up....everyone safe, which is good.

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