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ID: 822 Title: Volvo Ocea Race Man Over Board JOHN FISHER Replis: 0 Read: 38 Author: 1
Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 159  **  Vancouver Time: 2018-7-13_20:40:21 Quote    Reply


Volvo Ocea Race Man Over Board JOHN FISHER




Exactly what happened when John Fisher was lost from Scallywag in the middle of the Southern Ocean:

Libby Greenhalgh was wedged into the navigator’s seat below decks on the Sun Hung Kai-Scallywag when the helmsman shouted repeatedly, “Man overboard.”

It was before dawn on March 26, and 35-to-45-knot westerly winds had been violently thrashing the competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race for weeks, since they left Auckland, New Zealand, and headed for Itajaí, Brazil, in the seventh leg of the round-the-world event.

The helmsman hit the red man-overboard button at the wheel, which records the boat’s GPS location. But in those frantic moments, the button was not depressed for the compulsory four seconds it takes to record the spot.

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