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40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:29 am
by marisca
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.

Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:23 am
by Aja
Bad weather was well forecast. Hope crew get airlifted off ok

Donald

Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:36 pm
by mm5aho
I've landed there, and can imagine it would be a bad place to be in much more than about F4.
On the west side in F9 is courting death.

Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:50 pm
by NorthUp2
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!

Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:49 pm
by marisca
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.

Re: 40' Yacht on Skerryvore Rocks

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:12 pm
by claymore
D'ye think there's a part for Jimmy Perez?