Solo sailor stranded for five hours
A solo sailor stranded more than 200 miles out at sea for more than five hours was rescued by another participant in the Bermuda One-Two yacht race.
A Harbour Radio spokesman said yesterday the skipper of the 32ft sloop
Solid Air ran into difficulties at around 5pm on Tuesday after losing her keel, leaving her unable to be steered.
Solid Air’s race competitors,
Halcyon, picked up the stranded sailor around 10.30pm.
Solid Air was abandoned around 210 miles north of Bermuda.
Both sailors were yesterday again on their way to the Island.
As part of the Bermuda One-Two race, solo sailors come to the Island, pick up a crew member and sail back to Rhode Island. The leaders of the first leg of the race arrived on the Island yesterday morning.
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