Probably not, but the bigger issue is food; Le Cam probably has food for himself for ~90 days, not food for two for the next 70 or so, and by the sounds of it Kevin didn't have time to grab any. When AT was rescued by Mike Golding, he specifically brought food off HB, which was probably critical as they subsequently lost the rig, hence a longer journey than originally planned. The next question is does Le Cam have enough fuel on board for the rest of the journey (to charge batteries etc.)Is Le Cam allowed to complete the race with a passenger aboard?
He is not a passenger and he will get off at Kerguelen in a week. I assume that the race will allow some food to be brought during the transfer.Probably not, but the bigger issue is food; Le Cam probably has food for himself for ~90 days, not food for two for the next 70 or so.
You do make shit up Randumb.astro said:Not me being imprecise, it is those who continue to refer to the now famous 4 seconds as the time it took to crack and sink.
TPS is a bit more comfortable then most industrial survival suites , I have some unflattering photos of me entering a liferaft which I am reluctant to publish. Not difficult et all.As others have stated, you can't get into a survival suit in 4 seconds. We practiced this often in my previous life and it is always a faf. Getting into a life raft from the water, in a survival suit is not straight forwards but adrenaline helps.
26 minutes ago, Rafael said:
The others maybe, but not Artemis or had you forgotten a man lost his life in that one? Hmm? Very bad taste if not.So after we learned what an "Alex" meant for french sailors, the question is what will we call a complete structural desintegration of a boat while sailing??
Or do you shiver the next time when it comes to the call we have a "Kevin" from the on watch crew??
guess I forgot about the "Philips" from Pete Goss
Jack, I sure hope you are wrong about that PLB. I have an EPRIB attached to my boat outside on a hydrostatic release so it signals if the boat sinks, and one at the the companionway to take with me into the liferaft, but I also have a PLB in my lifejacket pocket that is always with me sailing or kitesurfing, and trust that the PLB will also be useful, not just for recovering my body!Yes normal EPIRB performance you would expect in those circumstances.
Get distress signal out first and don't just rely on EPIRB.
He had a AIS PLB.
In SO a EPIRB PLB usefull for redundancy in raft and body recovery not much else.