40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

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40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Postby marisca » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:29 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35585274

According to weather buoy K4 about 20' waves, 30+kts SSW and the pressure is dropping rapidly. There must be a story.

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Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Postby Aja » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:23 am

Bad weather was well forecast. Hope crew get airlifted off ok

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Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Postby mm5aho » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:36 pm

I've landed there, and can imagine it would be a bad place to be in much more than about F4.
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Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Postby NorthUp2 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:50 pm

Yacht was stolen from charter company in Norway apparently. Skipper had only done one week sailing course before chartering for a coastal trip off Norweigan coast, stopped on Orkney for fuel, told them he was going to Faroe!

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Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Postby marisca » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:49 pm

I knew there had to be a story for anyone to be out there in this weather. Russian with arrest warrant, stolen boat, daring rescue - Shir Sean could come out of retirement and reprise his Red Oktober role with Cathy frae S'way CG as the love interest.

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Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Postby claymore » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:12 pm

D'ye think there's a part for Jimmy Perez?
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