Risks of the seaBill
11/17/2010, Oriental NC
As Randy points out in his comment below, one of the boats in our class, Rule 62 diverted to the Bahamas and hit a reef at on Saturday at 11 pm. After launching the life raft with all four crew on board, the raft was overturned in the surf as they tried to reach shore. three of the four crew made it to the beach and the forth is still missing...
Glad we are in Pamlico SoundBill, 55 degrees, wind 10 knots N
11/11/2010, Long shoal, NC
Bill and Pete readies the Dingy for a quick deployment should something happen to our boat. the little girl takes the oportunitiy to swing
the short haulBill
11/11/2010, Wanchese, NC
Well, it is hard to see in the photo... we obviously banged the rudder at some point in the "incident". Banged hard enough to crack the fiberglass at the top of the skeg and pop the fairing compound around all the hinges. Note the wet spot above the prop. the bottom paint has vertical cracks in it that indicate that the skeg was stressed there. I have more photos, of course...
Had to be there...Bill
11/09/2010, Wanchese, NC
There is a fine line between a tragety and a really good story. Here we pose with our Type 1 PFDs and have a story to tell!! A really good story.
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