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Aboard my yacht, securely berthed in Gulf Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand I was listening to a high-frequency radio, following the progress of a fleet of sailing yachts sailing in a regatta to Tonga, 1,000 miles away, and at first I was envious. My plan had been to accompany the fleet, but business demands had kept me firmly anchored in New Zealand. But as the weekend progrAboard my yacht, securely berthed in Gulf Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand I was listening to a high-frequency radio, following the progress of a fleet of sailing yachts sailing in a regatta to Tonga, 1,000 miles away, and at first I was envious. My plan had been to accompany the fleet, but business demands had kept me firmly anchored in New Zealand. But as the weekend progressed, I became more and more grateful that I was not out there. The radio crackled with the voices of people in distress. The crews of boats with names familiar to me reported dangerous conditions. They had sailed into a storm worse than any we had imagined likely at that time of year. While those at sea fought for their lives, we in port forwent sleep, glued to the radio throughout the days and nights of their ordeal. We followed the fortunes of those we knew and tracked the progress of those we did not. How were they coping? Were their boats and their seamanship equal to it? Would they pull through? These were hours of high drama. For more than 72 hours, daring rescues were performed by the Royal New Zealand Navy the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the French Navy, a fishing boat, and two freighters. Despite limited resources and the vast distances involved, 21 people were rescued. Scores of others battled their way through the rough storm successfully, while three people aboard one boat were lost to the sea....

Title : Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survivalrescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm in a Force 12 Storm
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ISBN : 9780070486195
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survivalrescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm in a Force 12 Storm Reviews

  • Natalie
    2019-05-15 02:49

    Remarkable stories of unbelievable high seas and terrible conditions during a 1994 storm in the South Pacific and the trials an tribulations of the many sailboats who were caught up in it. A testament to the EPIRB and a warning to everyone who goes to sea in a boat with a white hull and deck. Maybe its time to think orange!

  • Marsha
    2019-05-21 10:24

    The story of the rescue during the 1994 storm that caught sailors in the seas off of New Zealand unawares. 21 people from 7 yachts were rescued. This book is the story of the rescue. I continue to be fascinated by sailing stories and the people who sail boats to far away places and live with nature on a constant basis. How anyone survives sailing in 50 foot seas is beyond me.

  • Mercedes
    2019-04-21 08:25

    You'll develop a greater respect for boats and people who live on boats after having read this terrifying tale of what several boats experienced when an unseasonable storm raged through the high seas. Not being a person with nautical experience, I found the terminology somewhat difficult to understand, though the situation was clearly explained in each event. Fast read, exciting, and worth a dive.

  • Andrew Tunstall
    2019-04-27 09:46

    Once again, outside of ocean racing (where things are understandably being pushed to the limit) it seems that in most cases, disaster is the result of a combination of bad weather, bad luck, and stupidity.

  • Isabel
    2019-04-22 08:49

    Awful, read for school project. Ship names got mixed up along with character's names. Very dry writing do not recommend.

  • Melody Eads
    2019-04-27 08:26

    Very good

  • Carol
    2019-05-10 08:33

    Not knowing the nautical terms still doesn't lessen this good read!

  • sailblackmagic
    2019-04-23 10:44

    very gripping

  • Linda Hollingsworth
    2019-05-20 07:38

    This a totally absorbing real life sailing adventure that reveals what happens when people underestimate the Pacific and the inherent dangers of blue water sailing.

  • Gig Wailgum
    2019-05-08 07:45

    a good read of an amazing storm and rescues.