Any more details?

  • October 02, 2012 7:02 PM
    Message # 1091888
    Does anyone have any more details on this: 

    ...."As a side note, one of the officials asked us if we knew that a search was on for a single-handed sailor who had left Easter Island 12 days behind us. A couple of days later, we heard that he was rescued. He was 84 (no, that's not a typo) years old and was making his 7th attempt to round Cape Horn when he had a rigging failure on his Westsail 32. The Chilean search and rescue had spotted him 2 days after he activated his EPIRB and had arranged a freighter 250 miles away to go pluck him off his boat. A happy/sad ending for him."

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    Curious who it was and what boat. 

  • October 15, 2012 10:52 AM
    Reply # 1104129 on 1091888
    Tom is back in his hometown, Port Clinton, Ohio, where he owns a marina.  I have not heard if he has had any word of sightings of his W32 #643 TLC.