farr 280 banner 9 4

ner banner 3 24


west system fp banner ad 1 15

c & c 30 banner ad 3 8


schwab tower ad 1 15

rapido banner 2 red

helly 10 9 side banner

seascape banner

c tech 9 22

lemon and line




weta banner 2 9

hh banner green


karver ad 1 14

columbia banner 2 15

vela banner 2 15

velocitek banner 12 16


fisheries splice

pyi banner ad


mauri 3 1 SA-Top-Rotate

b&g banner 10 7

oceanvolt  3 9 banner ad

mc 38 31 banner

nke 3 15

southern banner 2 15

tan banner 10 14

Gunboat 5501 in Newport, RI.

fisheries top banner

Posts Tagged ‘sandy’

Article Separator

Bounty Hurricane Walbridge Sandy DeadThe National Transportation Safety Board spent 15 months deciding that the loss of the Bounty along with her skipper Robin Walbridge and crew Claudene Christian was indeed the Captain’s fault, and that the organization that owned her contributed by failing keep proper safety oversight over her condition.  We’ll never know just what kind of craziness got into Walbridge’s head, unless he wanted so badly to be from another era that he chose to die like so many thousands did before modern weather forecasting; by sailing into a hurricane.

We’re not sure anyone really needed to re-leard those lessons, but here they are.  1) Stay out of hurricanes.  2) Stay out of hurricanes in leaky boats, and 3) Stay out of hurricanes in leaky boats with unreliable pumps and generators and engines.  And if you’re an organization, hire a Captain who knows at least the rules above.  The full text of the investigation report is here, and the 800-post thread is always interesting reading…


February 11th, 2014 by admin

ewol banner ad

swing keel ad.jpg_sml


hh banner purple

infiniti vanner ad 12 14


ullman banner ad 2 15

fisheries ronstan

fast sailing banner 2

sail racer 3 15

nosa banner 12 18

whitecap fp ad


rbs banner ad

ropeye banner 3 25

uk banner ad 3 15

melges banner 10 14

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.


race q banner ad