Tearaway Norwegian sailor - do you believe the stowaway story?
Jarle Andhoey and crew member 19-year-old Samuel Massie - now they've taken an "accidental" stowaway to Antarctica .
There's no doubt about tearaway Norwegian adventure sailor and television personality Jarle Andhoey. He really does things properly. He's now angered both the New Zealand government and his own Norwegian government with his adventuring caprices to Antarctica, which last year ended in the death of three of his crew. This time his escape from authorities has eclipsed last year's start – he's taken a stowaway!
They claimed it was accidental, but I have to ask, even on a fifty-two foot boat there's not much room below. How could you POSSIBLY miss a workman who was still on board when you let off the lines? Read the stories below and see what you think...
GPS technology has been blamed for many an incident where the crew used it without checking their position by other means – now there's been another one in New Zealand. I can guarantee from personal experience that the first time you look outside and realise that the GPS (or rather the chart) is wrong and you are not where you thought you were, the shock is so great you'll never totally depend on the electronic chart again. Those whose shock isn't accompanied by the sound of a hull crashing into rocks are the lucky ones. Read the story.
So much other news... read about the great rendezvous that Catalina owners enjoyed on Lake Macquarie recently, the annual Blue Water Medal, won by our own Alex Whitworth in 2010, has gone to some amazing German sailors and there's a feature on the Beneteau Oceanis 45 which is the European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser category.
In practical news don't miss the article about the innovative 'perfect MOB product' combining AIS and GPS technology (the next 'must have' for crew members), the AnchorSaver is our Product of the Week. Talking of anchoring, regular contributor John Jamieson has some excellent advice for making sure your anchor doesn't drag.
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