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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Our thougths with Yachts caught in Storm

A big scary tropical low hammered yachts bound toward New Zealand over the last few days.  Our thought go out to those who are still battling the storm. 

GFS GRIB for at of November 8, 2012.
It looks like the worst has passed, but big seas and head winds remain.
 
Here's the report from a yacht that was lucky enough to still be anchored in Tonga.  http://www.sailblogs.com/member/thebigblue/?xjMsgID=248864

Yacht Windigo was capsized by 10 meter swells and likely 45 knot winds.  A link to the breaking news http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10846105