sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Hopes faded for missing WA sailor
Hopes faded for missing WA sailor

'Ian Shardlow’s catamaran'    .

With hope fading for locating the sailor missing now for two days off the coast of Busselton in Western Australia, the family of 76-year-old Ian Shardlow have thanked the rescue workers for the efforts to find him. When he was reported overdue on Thursday a search was initiated at 6.30pm and his catamaran found with the motor running and no sails hoisted.

Police have conceded that hopes of finding him alive after such a long time are fading. The yacht has been towed back to port for forensic testing and it has been confirmed that the sailor was not wearing a life jacket.

Ian Shardlow - hopes now faded for finding him alive -  .. .  
Mr Shardlow, from Australind, has not been seen since he set sail from Port Geographe marina aboard his 6m catamaran 'Two Up' about 12.20pm on Thursday.

Authorities were alerted when Mr Shardlow failed to make contact with the Australian Coast Radio Monitors service at 4pm, as he had planned when he set sail earlier that day.

Four hours later emergency services launched a massive land, air and sea search when his yacht was found 4.7 nautical miles off Port Geographe travelling at 5 knots.

Today, Mr Shardlow's family paid tribute to the loved husband, father and grandfather, saying the tragedy had been devastating.

``Ian was passionate about sailing catamarans and had been sailing for over 45 years,' they told Perth Now in a statement. ``He was a very competent sailor and had owned several catamarans in his time.

``Sadly, Ian was just about to retire and had hoped to sail and travel a lot more.'

The family thanked the emergency service volunteers, Water Police and State Emergency Service for their untiring efforts in the search.

Inspector Mike Peters said nine boats, a fixed wing plane and one helicopter had returned to the search effort at first light this morning, but the contingent was scaled back to six boats and two aircraft later in the day.

``The search conditions to locate Mr Shardlow have been optimal,' Insp Peters said.

Police helicopter joins in the search for missing sailor -  .. .  

Anyone who may have sighted Mr Shardlow on Thursday afternoon or his catamaran around the Port Geographe marina is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


by Sail-World Cruising round-up

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101080

8:51 PM Sat 18 Aug 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
EPIRB's and rescues

Related News Stories:

17 Aug 2012  Search underway in WA for missing sailor
04 Aug 2012  EPIRB proves its worth in sudden capsize- seven French sailors rescued
09 Jul 2012  What does it feel like to lose your boat? Tearful skipper tells
27 Jun 2012  Norwegian Star to the rescue of six sailors
16 Jun 2012  Search underway for two - English and Australian - shipwrecked sailors
13 Jun 2012  Cool 'missing' skipper found with jury-rigged sail
11 Jun 2012  Sailors rescued by Japanese bulk carrier
04 Jun 2012  Two solo sailors lose their boats in Queensland incidents
01 Jun 2012  Resort heroes aid New Zealand sailors after yacht sinks
11 Apr 2012  The sinking of the Titanic - what has it taught today's sailors?
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,










































Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT