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Robin Davie Reported Overdue

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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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1 hour ago, sidmon said:

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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

That doesn't sound good at all - he's the guy who was on GGR Livestreams with Don a few times right? 

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Fingers crossed that it is just taking longer than expected, considering he is in a Rustler 36 in light weather.

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FCK me!  One of my longest sailing buddies.  This isn't good news to read this morning.  Keeping a good thought all is alright and just overdue.

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Sailing a small boat in Biscay in January?

WTF?

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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.

 

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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 https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/alert-issued-overdue-british-solo-sailor-robin-davie-68556#IfWeT5jxsIHiac7k.99

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Light winds, head winds, could be overdue.

24 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Sailing a small boat in Biscay in January?

WTF?

Hugging the shore of France lots of harbours, good weather forecasts etc, then jump the channel, is not a Biscay crossing.

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1 hour ago, sidmon said:

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 https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/alert-issued-overdue-british-solo-sailor-robin-davie-68556#IfWeT5jxsIHiac7k.99

The luddite GGR mindset proves just a bit problematic once more.  

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A solo sailor who sparked a search when he was not heard from for six days has sent a radio message to say he is safe, well, and on his way to Cornwall.

Robin Davie, 67, left port in France on his yacht "C'est la Vie" on Saturday for the 300-mile journey to Falmouth.

His brother reported him as overdue on Wednesday morning when there had been no contact.

But on Friday the coastguard said Mr Davie radioed to say he was 25 miles south-west of the Isles of Scilly.

 

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I just posted the news above but I got so excited that I hit post before finishing. What he is doing 25 miles South West of the Scilly's, I don't know, but so glad he is safe!!!!

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16 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Sailing a small boat in Biscay in January?

WTF?

Nothing wrong with that with the current forecasts. 

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17 hours ago, the English Git said:

A solo sailor who sparked a search when he was not heard from for six days has sent a radio message to say he is safe, well, and on his way to Cornwall.

Robin Davie, 67, left port in France on his yacht "C'est la Vie" on Saturday for the 300-mile journey to Falmouth.

His brother reported him as overdue on Wednesday morning when there had been no contact.

But on Friday the coastguard said Mr Davie radioed to say he was 25 miles south-west of the Isles of Scilly.

 

 

Great news!!!

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Am I the only one to think this guy is a total knob for setting out in the depth of winter into a bad forecast and no long range communications.  

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AFAIK, conditions for the trip over the last week were pretty ok in the region, he was probably somewhat delayed by contrary winds.

As for communications, this is a pretty busy piece of sea, he almost certainly had other traffic in VHF range for the whole trip.

I would suspect he was unaware that he was reported overdue, and the shore side was a bit hasty in crying ´wolf´

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Robin said it was really light upwind conditions, and just trying to get all the systems worked out so far, etc. 

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