PRRRFECTION - a sailing circumnavigation.

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can you get back on?

21 April 2010
ronelle - fiji islands
The tragedy of Paul on Tafadzwa, that fell overboard and his yacht and dog sailed on without him, is still fresh in our minds and I am sure that everyone is clipping on...
but can you get back on if you fall off the boat?

What will you do if you fall overboard and have nobody to help you back on your boat?
or even are clipped on... fallen overboard in strong winds...being dragged in the water behind the moving boat....and the crew cannot help you back on...

This is what happened to Brian Dugget in the early hours of the morning when he fell off Charisma off the South African Coast in gale force winds. Allthough he was clipped on, he could not get back on and Deborah Robinson 21, his crew, was not physically able to help him back on.

Quick thinking before hypothermia set in, led to only one solution . Run the yacht aground with its skipper still dragging in the water behind the boat.
Lucky for him there was land !

It is important to be able to retrieve a person overboard , crew should be tought a Quick Stop Quick Turn manoevour(fig 8)

Well done Brian and especially to Deborah who had to steer that yacht through a reef onto the beach! And we all know how ugly those waters can get in a gale force wind!

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Vessel Name: Prrrfection
Vessel Make/Model: Wildcat 35
Hailing Port: DURBAN, South Africa
Crew: Ronelle, Claude, Mariska & Rochelle
About: Mom Ronelle, Partner Claude and teenagers- Mariska and Rochelle started circumnavigating 2001
After the untimely death of father Deon van Rooyen in 2001, mom Ronelle continued to circumnavigate with her children - Riaan, Mariska and Rochelle. Claude has been her partner for many years, sharing her love of the sea, adventure, new places... The voyage is a sloooowwww one.....each [...]
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grilling fish on the coals
look at our cute dinghy in the background
crystal clear fiji waters...
our panasonic lumix camera with underwater housing
 such a nice picture moment... i could not resist it
rochelle getting it up at Natadola beach
my angels in an  underwater paradise
a germinating coconut
this is Fiji
having communal dinners on the lawns at Vuda
this was just after our Tsunami scare
my family - 2010
waiting at nadi airport for riaan
dearest Riaan during his visit
one of the advantages to living half ashore - is growing flowers and veggies again
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favourite photos that i brought back due to demand!! thanx
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