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Susie Goodall Adrift and alone but OK

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by CaptKimble, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:26 AM. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. CaptKimble

    CaptKimble

    Joined Jul 29, 2017
    157 posts, 66 likes
    Catalina 380
    US Los Angeles


  2. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,566 posts, 1,264 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    No.
    ‘Out of 18 competitors, four were forced out of the race due to broken masts and nine others left for personal reasons -- "[many] weren't prepared properly," Pickthall said.’
    ...says the organizer of a single-hand round-the-world race that hobbled the participants with 1968 navigation equipment! A solo sailing event that is little more than half way through and has 5 remaining participants.
     


  3. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    589 posts, 74 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    Could not even imagine that and she is just bouncing on the waves waiting for rescue
    YUUUUCH!
     


  4. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,480 posts, 1,602 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Isn't that pretty much how it went back in the early years of the event?

    I seriously doubt being unprepared was Susie Goodall's problem. It is hard to prepare for a disaster like hers. So glad she is ok.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  5. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,796 posts, 1,189 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY


  6. Rick486

    Rick486

    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    1,113 posts, 228 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    They're all nuts....happy they survive...
     


  7. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,078 posts, 549 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    sorta akin to going over the falls in a barrel. not for everyone, but exciting to watch :)
     


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  8. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,566 posts, 1,264 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    https://m.facebook.com/goldengloberace
    Show time. Chinese commercial on scene. Goodall is experiencing TBI symptoms and will have to get herself up via a hoist while impaired. Her boat is sinking. Risky. There are no rescue pros on hand.
     


  9. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    Getting her on board the tanker will be very tricky. Let’s pray that it goes well.
     


  10. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    She has to somehow hook onto a cable suspended from the tanker's crane while both boats are in violent uncoordinated motion. God help her.
     


  11. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,566 posts, 1,264 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    Hopefully they will re-think this and send a man down. They need a SAR resource to call the steps.
     


  12. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    They got her!
     


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  13. Scott B

    Scott B Moderator

    Joined Sep 20, 2006
    2,556 posts, 130 likes
    Hunter 33
    CA Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
    From her Facebook Page

    From Susie, at 15:14 UTC: ON THE SHIP!!!
     


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  14. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,002 posts, 468 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    I have an acquaintance who is a Great Lakes Pilot out of Port Huron, talking to him about boarding from the Pilot boat up to a freighter is frightening just hear the stories, he explains it as, one has to grab the rope ladder at just the right time, too soon and the pilot boat pitching up will have the ladder move down as you are stepping off, to late and you are hanging on for dear life. Just couldn't imagine doing this in heavy water.
    Glad to hear that she made it!
     


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  15. Roland5048

    Roland5048

    Joined May 12, 2004
    1,131 posts, 350 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
  16. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    589 posts, 74 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    WOW, That was powerful! Glad she is safe and healthy!
     


  17. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,480 posts, 1,602 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That is one tough sailor.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  18. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,216 posts, 2,753 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    That is one tough Woman.


    Well ok @Will Gilmore
    Woman Sailor.
     



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