Jerome Rand on W32 Mighty Sparrow Takes a rogue wave in Mid-Atlantic

  • November 22, 2022 1:46 PM
    Message # 12999095

    Per messages from Jerome, he got hit by a rogue wave northeast of Bermuda. 
    Keel in the air, mast submerged. 
    He is OK and heading to Bermuda. 
    He was in week two of doing a Atlantic figure eight. 
    Here are his latest messages:

    Latest fix:

    Jerome Rand

    Nov 22, 202212:59:45 PM


    Track Name: Track Summary

    Speed: 4.37 mph Course: WSW
    Elevation: -45.51 ft. Batt: Normal
    Lat: 35.755230 Lon: -59.991660

    I've never been so confused in my life as when I woke up this morning! So many things to fix and clean. Engine works, sails work and mongo works, to Bermuda!

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    Yesterday at 11:58 AM

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    The mast made the dip ok somehow. Just a random giant wave with perfect timing. I was down below and lucky I didn't get hurt. Game plan come soon. 

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    Yesterday at 11:57 AM

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    Huge knockdown last night, ripped away the solar, gallows, and dodger. Long story short, sparrows keel was in the sky! Scary but I am Sparrow are safe,



  • November 23, 2022 4:28 AM
    Reply # 12999669 on 12999095

    Hope all is going well and will be following here and praying Jerome and Sparrow a safe return. 

  • November 23, 2022 9:56 AM
    Reply # 12999957 on 12999095

    The latest update:

    Track Points

    Nov 23, 2022 7:21 AM 
    Well the weather seems to be closing in and I don't feel like racing to Bermuda against what's coming. We now sail South, go Sparrow GO!

    Speed: 6.91 mph

    Course: SE

    Elevation: 1.05 ft.

    Batt: Normal

    Lat: 35.305113

    Lon: -61.119755

  • December 09, 2022 9:47 AM
    Reply # 13019872 on 12999095

    Jerome was able to limp into Beaufort, S.C.

    Seems to be in good spirits.

    Looks like mounting the boom gallows on the caprails is not as strong as through bolting on the deck.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/QHt5Zq4qqWo?feature=share

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