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Clipper Race- MOB survivor Andrew Taylor interview

by Laura Kitching, Practical Boat Owner on 4 Apr 2014
Derry~Londonderry~Doire at the start of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in Cape Town, South Africa Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race
The 46-year-old Londoner Andrew Taylor was rescued from the Pacific Ocean after a 90-minute ordeal having fallen overboard during the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor, aged 46, from London went over the side on Monday in rough weather around 2,600 miles from land. He was recovered 90 minutes later after his crew managed to locate him and to get him back on board, suffering from shock and hypothermia.

Speaking from the yacht, now 2,000 miles from San Francisco, Andrew described how he was working on the foredeck, changing a headsail with a crewmate, when the boat lurched violently and he was taken overboard. He said: 'One second I had my feet on the boat the next second my head was in the water, bang, there was no feeling of losing my balance, just bosh, I was in the water. It was so fast.
'I saw a flash of purple as the boat went past and then I got hit hard by the rudder on my legs, it spun me right around, I was completely disorientated and jeez it hurt.'

Andrew described how he worried that his crewmates had not noticed he had gone overboard, due to the speed of the fall, but then he saw the yacht making searching manouveres and someone up the mast. He said: 'I remember thinking 'good they're looking for me' and then realising it was bad because they didn't know where I was.

For full story: http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/536347/clipper-race-mob-survivor-andrew-taylor-speaks-out
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