Loving it - how many more boats running public dashboards? Did I miss a post full of links?
I can't believe i cried - tears of relief. I know (thank goodness it wasn't "knew") Kevin from 2 DFRT campaigns and not only a sailor, consummate seaman and engineer a hell of a nice guy. It has been a long fraught sleepless night waiting for this news and dreading the alternative.yes!!!!!!!!
now I can sleep now
yes we cam
Not necessary.I thought they (in the search zone) were at about 9 degrees east and about 40.7 south. Mea culpa if I have that wrong.
First light would be appearing now. Sun up in maybe half an hour.
Spot on... but it is fascinating to consider how Alex might have prepped for such an eventuality. He's been there, capsized that and entered a life raft and cut the tether in cold waters and big waves... I'd say he's got a plan for most scenarios including rescue at sea.I get this idea that AT can "render assistance" because it is a cool story line, but facts...
AT is @ 340 nm from the incident. He is currently (last sched) going at 15 kts with a HP overtaking, bat at best he'll get there by 22 hours and he has only one rudder.
Best case, another IMOCA plucks Keven from the sea dear god hopefully before 22 hours from now (shit load of time in a raft, em I right?)...
Mean time, facts are the same and best moment is that Kevin is reacquired, a boat is working on getting him aboard within the next 6 hours because that is the better story.
Kevin kept shouting 'clack-clack-clack' thus disappearing and giving the appearance that JLC was on his own and had lost his marbles.Kevin has so far only been seen aboard YesWeCam via live video as Jean Le Cam had his video system connected during all the search operations.