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Old 26 December 2017, 11:49   #1
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Life saved by Pacific 24

Not posted on here for a while as I sold the Zodiac and bought a couple of sea kayaks then got into sailing. Whilst sailing across the Atlantic earlier this year on the clipper60 Clyde Challenger we hit a nasty storm got knocked down and lost our mast ended up being fished out of the middle of the the ocean by the Royal Navy who launched a Pacific 24 from HMS Dragon I made a video of the crossing and rescue https://youtu.be/caOhSxzL5p4
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Old 26 December 2017, 12:05   #2
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Great and dramatic video, Zodiacman!
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Old 26 December 2017, 12:52   #4
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Wow. .. great video, I bet you were pleased to see the RN crew!

thanks for sharing.
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Old 27 December 2017, 15:09   #5
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Really Informative Video...great to see a happy ending!

It could surly have been so much worse....and great to see the Navy continuing thier long and illustrious traditions!
( All else fails..send a RIB!)
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Old 28 December 2017, 14:33   #7
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Hows you doing now Gaz.
hiya Phil will try and get round to see you soon mate
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Wow Zodiacman, thanks for that.

How did they scupper the yacht?

What an experience, so glad it ended like it did.
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Wow Zodiacman what an experience!!
Great to see you back on here. Missed you Tayvallich. Hope you come up soon. Cheers J
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thanks for a great video and safe ending.
what happened to the yacht ???
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Nice vid. I cant imagine 14 onboard. I have experienced 6 onboard doing two shifts , after 7 days it was good to get some space.
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Wow! Also curious to what happened to the yacht. Did you guys scuttle it or did they blow it up?
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Old 20 January 2018, 16:19   #13
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Wow! Also curious to what happened to the yacht. Did you guys scuttle it or did they blow it up?
We had to scuttle it by disconnecting and opening the sea cocks the damage done in the knockdown and the damage to the hull sustained in the first rescue attempt made it unviable for salvage plus we were 400 miles from land
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