When You Shouldn’t
This guy decided to commence a passage from here (Southport on Australia’s Gold Coast) north to Yeppoon yesterday. The forecast was for seas 9 to 10 mtrs. There was a storm warning out and the wind at the time had been recorded at 68 kts at the seaway – just under hurricane force. He attempted to go out the Seaway at 3pm yesterday. The engine apparently failed as the yacht was launched. The guy and his crew somehow managed to turn back into the Seaway, unfurl some of the genoa and sail back in.
The police welcomed them back into port. Charges may be laid! Thanks to Anarchist Rob!