John Glennie’s boat was adrift for 119 days upside-down before he and three other men landed on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. This is the record for the most days adrift in a cold climate and is likely the record for the most days adrift by a sailing yacht crew. His boat the Rose-Noelle capsized in violent storm on the way to Fiji from the South Island of New Zealand. In this podcast, we hear the first 30 minutes of that over 2.5 hour conversation about the ordeal. It contains important lessons about survival at sea. In that long conversation, Glennie said he could not properly tell his story in his co-authored book The Spirit of the Rose Noelle because he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) when it was being written. The 119 days at sea are the subject of the feature film Abandoned available on Amazon or Netflix. The first 30 minutes of the conversation with Glennie are in the podcast. The second 30 minutes are free to Patreon subscribers as a bonus episode. The full conversation about Glennie’s story of survival at sea is on CD Baby and should be available on iTunes as a single or album entitled Abandoned: 119 Days Adrift, a conversation with John Glennie the captain of the Rose-Noelle by Linus Wilson.
Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams. Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became an Album on iTunes. John Glennie’s first book Playboys of the South Pacific is available as an eBook on Amazon. His book about the ill-fated Rose-Noelle voyage is only available second-hand in the USA.
Since the last podcast we released our forth video in our vlog series on YouTube and the second of 2 videos about sailing in Cuba. Enjoy!
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