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Wreckage of South African-
built catamaran found
Wreckage of what appears to be a South African-built
catamaran has washed ashore on St Helena Island, prompting
speculation that it may be the Tui Marine vessel lost in a storm
A Tui Marine catamaran disappeared in stormy weather
under delivery from Cape Town to its charter firm in Thailand
with three South African crew.
The last communication from the boat was 2,190 nautical
miles northwest of Perth. No survivors have been found although
the hull was recovered briefly before being lost while under tow
back to Cape Town.
Fishermen spotted the wreckage washed ashore at Turks
Cap Bay on St Helena late last month but were unable to
investigate due to large swells, the St Helena government said
in a press release issued on 17 June. South African officials will
now investigate the origin of the wreckage.
“Unfortunately, due to large swells, the fishermen could not
get close enough to identify the wreckage. It was later reported
to the St Helena Sea Rescue Service,” the statement said.
Sea Rescue officials used a drone to take aerial footage,
which indicated the wreckage was part of an overturned hull.
“ Following the report from the Sea Rescue team, Emergency
Planning Manager, Ian Johnson, and Emergency Planning Officer,
Marco Yon, along with Sea Rescue Auxiliary, Paul Cherrett, hiked
down to the beach to take a closer look and take further photos.
The wreckage has now been identified as part of a catamaran,
probably of South African origin,” the statement said.
“Further investigation is being carried out by the South
African Sea Rescue Service to see if the boat can be identified.”
h Bobby Jordan
In a dying breeze race three got underway. Stephen Wright and
his crew on Tinto, preparing for the J24 Worlds, were successful in
first. Ace was second, with Mckay again making an appearance
On Day 2, with the southerly change hitting early Sunday
morning, wind was certainly no question. A steady 20 knots
with 30 knot busters made for some interesting times and some
Race 5 saw the girls from Sandringham Yacht Club, with
Kirsty Harris driving Hyperactive win pole position followed by Mr
Consistency Tinto and Wood Duck in third. Race 6 and Wood Duck
popped to the top followed by Tinto and Innamincka.
At the conclusion of Race 7 with Cronulla boats Wood Duck
1st, Tinto 2nd, and Stamped Urgent 3rd, the PRO decided enough
was enough and racing was concluded.
However, the crowd on Bass and Flinders Point had enjoyed
watching the colourful sails and inspecting the clean hull of
Ver tigo, Clinton Hood.
Congratulations to Stephen Wright and Tinto first on scratch
and handicap. Second on scratch was newcomer Bryce Edwards
in his dad’s J24 Wood Duck (could be an interesting discussion
leading into the States in November). Bryce also achieved third
Second on handicap was J24 Southern Sydney Fleet President,
John Zagame driving Jargon with third overall going to the forever
young David McKay on Stamped Urgent.
results /2014/club/J24Regatta18/ SGrp89.htm
The next J24 event on the Australian Calendar is the NSW
Titles in November.
h Mick Reynolds
at Cronulla Sailing Club
The J24 Winter Regatta was again hosted by the Cronulla
Sailing Club racing in the waters of Bate Bay on Saturday 9
June and the Port Hacking Estuary on Sunday 10. Fourteen J24s
including a crew from Melbourne competed, showing the depth
and strength of J24 racing.
David West and his Ace crew, using this regatta in their lead
up to representing Australia at the J24 World Championships in
Italy later this year, won the start and the first race ahead of NSW
J24 President, John Crawford on Innamincka and newcomer to the
class Bryce Edwards driving Wood Duck in third.
Second race saw the forever young David McKay in Stamped
Urgent rise to the top, with Innamincka in second with Wood Duck
John Crawford’s Innamincka
struggles to stay upright in a
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