A delivery 'sailor' decided to commence a passage from Southport in south east Queensland in Australia to Yeppoon. The forecast was seas 9 to 10 mtrs with a storm warning with winds that had at times been recorded at 61 kts at the Gold Coast seaway entrance. This bar has claimed many vessels before. The skipper attempted to go out the seaway, which had not been yet officially closed. It was soon after.
by The Sail-World Team
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