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Yacht Beached at Caleta
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I am told it happened last night. Eight people were rescued by Guardia Civil and Policia Local.  It is on the breakwater between the La Isla and the other one that is unfinished.


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Hope they can save it but doubt they can.
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What a shame. Do we know what was the cause?
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Saw the yacht is still stuck on the rocks this evening. Have there been any attempts to recover it?
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Maybe Weather conditions were not good at the time or Captain and crew having too much of a "jolly"?
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(31-07-2019, 08:53 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: ... Captain and crew having too much of a "jolly"?

This could be the reason, considering there was a party at the beach. Huh
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There was nothing wrong with the Weather, a North Easterly circa 25/30 Knots, nothing unusual about that, best guess ia=s someone was not concentrating  Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes
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It has now been washed up at the walkway to La Isla:


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Here are the facts about said yacht.

In the early hours of Sunday morning at 3 am the yacht ran aground on the breakwater opposite the Sheraton, slightly north of the restaurant on the pier. The engine had failed and although they raised sail to try and save themselves there was not enough time or wind to do so. At the time the wind was 10 degrees north at 9 knots. Thankfully the crew of ten Russians managed to get off without injury.

This lovely double masted yacht was built in 1937 and has sailed many times around the globe and was their home. They have no insurance and now everyone is trying to get Money out of them, which they do not have, for every conceivable reason. The yacht is likely to be a total loss even though it is steel hulled and strong. It is a terrible loss for all concerned.

25 to 30 knots of wind? The highest wind speed recorded was 11 knots 360 N at 01.00 and dropped to 9.

These people have lost everything. Get your facts right before you start spreading unfounded rumours.
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Welcome to the forum Truthsayer and thanks for the details. We do appreciate your time to put in together for us.


(31-07-2019, 08:32 PM)Unregistered user Wrote: ... 25 to 30 knots of wind? The highest wind speed recorded was 11 knots 360 N at 01.00 and dropped to 9 ...


I guess Johnrgby meant 25-30 km/h instead of knots. That's pretty much usual speed of the wind around here as well as the NE direction. 25 knots would be quite strong wind.


Can you explain why and how "everyone is trying to get Money out of them", please?
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