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Saving Everest Horizontal

Part II: On a real-life Mission Impossible, even the best-laid plans can go awry
By Tim Kent  

Editor's Note: In Part I last month, Tim Kent's Open 50, Everest Horizontal, which Kent skippered to second place in Class II of the 2002-2003 Around Alone, had inexplicably shed her keel bulb and capsized while Tim and friend Rick McKenna were competing in the Bermuda One/Two. In a dramatic night rescue, the cruise ship Nordic Empress pulled the pair from Everest, which was overturned but still afloat. The story continues:

Everest Horizontal was out there, some 110 miles north of Bermuda, crippled, perhaps dying, and I couldn't let that happen. She'd carried me around the world in the Around Alone race, pounded through storms in the Atlantic, surfed at 28 knots through the Southern Ocean, beaten her way upwind along the coast of South America, helped me survive catastrophes that would've killed another boat. So the day after I set foot on shore again, the rescue effort was under way.   more...

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