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  1. Spent countless watches in CIC's on two DD's and a DDG, most as a Watch Supervisor. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?!
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    Robin Davie Reported Overdue

    Golden Globe Race 1 hr · UPDATE: ROBIN DAVEY Robin is a friend of the GGR but not officially involved. His Family have issued the Overdue Notice. At the request of UK Falmouth and French MRCC we have provided what information we can about Robin, his boat and movements. He has NOT undergone a GGR safety inspection so we have limited information on what safety and comms gear is on the boat. Other than that we are not involved with efforts to Locate Robin. When we hear anything we will post it here, but we are not expecting to be updated by the FRENCH and UK RESCUE Centers as we are not officially involved. We are in touch with Robins family and obviously hoping for the best. There is some confusion as to weather he has an EPIRB onboard. He has the latest GGR Plastimo Life Raft onboard with 406 PLB and VHF radio inside. It is possible his onboard VHF mast Ariel was not operational on the new mast. #GGR2018. The seasoned offshore sailor left the French port of Les Sables d’Olonne in his Rustler 36, C’est La Vie on 5 January 2019. He informed his brother that he expected to be back in Falmouth by 8 January 2019. He had been in Les Sables d’Olonne refitting the yacht, which has a new mast and rigging, to take part in the Golden Globe Race 2022. Davie, who has solo circumnavigated the world three times, was officially reported overdue on 9 January 2019. It is understood that Davie, who is from St Agnes in Cornwall, doesn’t have AIS or an EPIRB, and just a hand-held VHF radio. He does have a liferaft, complete with GPS and a spare VHF. Read more at
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Icedtea crossposted here a couple hours after I put that up...
  4. SERIOUS CONCERN BUILDING for experienced solo sailor Robin Davie REPORTED OVERDUE on a 300 mile Voyage from Les Sables d'Olonne to Falmouth, Cornwall. He departed at approx. 1000hrs on Saturday 5th January and nothing has been heard since. He was reported officially overdue on Wednesday morning by his brother RICK DAVIE. UK Maritime Coastguard Falmouth have been broadcasting Alerts to all shipping since then. No EPIRB signal has been detected. Weather conditions have been light to Mild. Robin has sailed solo three times around the world, is very experienced and was sailing his Rustler 36 C'EST La VIE which had recently undergone a complete refit including fitting a new mast and rigging in Les Sables over the past two months. He was returning home to Cornwall. He had entered the 2022 Golden Globe Race. #GGR2018
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race 36 mins · Abhilash Tommy First Picture of a VERY HAPPY guy Tomy! in Hospital on AMSTERDAM ISLAND with his YB3 satellite communicator by his side. That was his only link to the world while laying on his bunk in the disabled Yacht. We are all excited to see his famous cheesy grin and grateful for the medical care being provided by the one doctor on the island.. THANKS and welcome back TOMY!!! WOOP WOOP! From COMMANDER Abhilash Tomy, reported by IndianNavyTweet: The sea was unbelievably rough. Me & my boat Thuriya were pitched against the nature's might. I survived because of my sailing skills, the soldier bit in me and my Naval training cut-in for that fight - Cdr Abhilash Tomy. Very thankful to #IndianNavy & all who rescued me #GGR2018 41 Comments 64 Shares
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    They are still inside the breakwall in that pic...
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Pic taken on Imdei's pass by Navy Pier on the way out to the start... What brand of PFD is the gent wearing on the left? Was the PFD Mr. Santarelli's personal one or a boat jacket?
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race 2 mins · Abhilash Tommy UPDATE and Indian NAY statement. Capt. DK Shama VSM, spokesperson for the Indian Navy said today that Commander ABHILAS TOMY had undergone X-ray scans which showed that while he had suffered some damage to his back, the results were not too bad. He is taking food and water and is now on a course of pain killers. The Indian Navy is waiting for an update from the Doctor on Amsterdam Isle tomorrow (Wednesday) and then a decision will be made about his repatriation. The Indian frigate INS SATPURA is due to reach Amsterdam Isle on Friday 28th September, and depending on Tomy’s condition, will either take him to Mauritius, for him to fly back to India, or set a direct course for Indian waters for him to be airlifted to land. #GGR2018
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    And they claim that they are doing their best to "promote" sailing...