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Susie Goodall ‘s EPIRB Activated, Adrift Sailboat Pitchpoled & Dismasted in the GGR 2018





Susie Goodall’s sailboat was pitchpoled and dismasted in the 2018 Golden World Race. She was 2,000nm northwest of Cape Horn. The English solo sailor activated her EPIRB distress beacon at UTC 11AM on December 5, 2018.She was in fourth location of the 2018 GGR sailing race for 32-to-36-foot sailboats. She is the fifth racer to see her boat dismasted and the fourth to signal for rescue. Other dismasted Golden World Race sailing captains had been Abhilash Tomy, Gregor McGuckin, Are Wiig, and Loic Lepage. The Golden World Race had 18 opponents depart Les Sables d’Olonne, France on July 1, 2018. Just after Susie’s dismasting only 5 racers prepare to continue in the solo, non-halt race for 32-to-36-foot sailboats. Goodall’s DHL Starlight is a Rustler 36 and is having on h2o by means of deck leaks opened up from the pitchpole. A ship the 38,000 ton one hundred ninety meter Chinese container ship is en route. Goodall suffered a head damage and was knocked out instantly immediately after the incident. The battery process is thought to be destroyed and she will soon drop electrical abilities. The rig is absolutely wrecked.

The GGR press release reported:
“British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn these days. A distress signal was initial picked up from her yacht by Falmouth Coastguard at eleven:00 UTC, who then alerted Race Management and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue authorities dependable for this sector of the South Pacific.
Goodall, (29) from Falmouth Uk, and the youngest competitor in the Golden World Race, was lying in 4th location at the time, riding out a ferocious storm with sixty knot winds and large seas aboard her Rustler 36 yacht DHL Starlight.”

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4 comments

  1. Here are some of the other big stories in the 2018 GGR:


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  2. Thanks.

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  3. Damn! I was routing for her too. Glad to here she is ok and the hull/deck survived. Let's hope her rescue is not too long. Thanks for posting LINUS. This is defiantly becoming a demolition derby. With the slower speeds and no weather routing options they are getting caught in rough conditions. I assume her engine crapped out too, I did not hear on that.
    I think her drogue was from the stern which I think is preferred to a bow into the wind type. Ran sailing rigged a stern mounted drogue for their trip to Alaska, same as he has used years earlier on a 30' boat in a southern ocean trip to South Georgia island. In really bad condition I gather these may be better than a bow drogue which is more of a heave to option.
    Down wind with drogue under bar poles is less strain on boat ……but for Susie the line broke so she went too fast down the waves I assume. Tough stuff.
    Cheers Warren

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  4. Keep your chin up Susie. Good luck. I am praying for you.

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