Sailing Offshore in Hurricane Irma

In this video we see what happens to two sailboats that tried to run away from the category 5 hurricane Irma which at one point had maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. You will see the rescues of the two sailboat crews. You will see the interviews of the C-130 plane that spotted both stricken yachts.

Capt. Linus Wilson, OUPV Near Coastal talks to Gary E. Brown the editor of All at Sea magazine which covers boating in the Caribbean and beyond as part of a Slow Boat Sailing Podcast interview. Mr. Brown outlines why it is foolhardy to try to evade a hurricane with a sailboat at sea. He draws on his decades of experience and his and his friends experience at sea during the “wrong way” hurricane Lenny. Key points are that engines often fail because of clogged filters in high seas, there is not enough wind to sail ahead of a storm, and sailboats move slower than tropical storms.

Most of the footage is public domain footage from the USCG. Thanks to the heroes in the USCG that saved six sailors and a dog and filmed the rescues here!

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES
09.10.2017
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
Crewmembers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue two boaters and their dog 100 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The boaters, aboard the sailboat Magnolia Wind, alerted the Coast Guard after loosing steering while en route for Mississippi to avoid Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)
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KEY WEST, FL, UNITED STATES
09.17.2017
Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton responds to Hurricane Irma relief operations in Key West, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse)
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09.10.2017
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Crewmembers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue two boaters and their dog 100 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The boaters, aboard the sailboat Magnolia Wind, alerted the Coast Guard after loosing steering while en route for Mississippi to avoid Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Coast Guard video)
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Sunk by Hurricane Maria and Irma, Sailing Paradise Lost

The sailing paradises of the Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, and Puerto Rico have been ravaged by the category 5 hurricanes Maria and Irma. We survey their path of destruction and weigh the costs of these monster hurricanes. The Slow Boat Sailing podcast host Linus Wilson tells how Sailing Doodle’s boat Ruff Seas was dismasted in San Juan Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria and how Mark J. Reinhardt lost his moored boat in Key West to Hurricane Irma.

Check out Captain Mark J. Reinhardt’s book Off the Grid on Amazon

or

his Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/cody.jacks

All pictures and videos by Mark J. Reinhardt reproduced with his permission. Check out Sailing Doodles and Mark Reinhardts episodes 34 and 39 on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on apple podcasts, stitcher, or Google play for Android.

Bobby White from Sailing Doodles explains the dismasting of his sailboat at

The reporting on 2/3 of the boats in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, Florida being destroyed is from
http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article174177101.html

Capt. Mark J. Reinhardt estimated that 80 percent of the boats in the mooring field of Garrison Bite of Key West were wrecked in his interview on the Slow Boat Sailing podcast episode 39.
The Economist estimated that French and Dutch Saint Martin and the also the BVIs sustained damage from Irma in excess of their annual GDP at
https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21729007-region-must-adapt-climate-change-not-simply-rebuild-how-hurricane-irma-will-change

Public domain U.S. military footage was from
http://www.dvidshub.net

2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Image of the Day
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
07.06.2011
Courtesy Video
NASA

“The 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season broke record after record — most named storms, lowest pressure measured in the Atlantic, longest-lived December hurricane — and the list goes on.”

Coast Guard, British Royal Navy locate vessel near Vieques after Maria, rescue three

VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
09.21.2017
Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson
U.S. Coast Guard District 7

“A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay rescue helicopter crew coordinate the rescue of an adult female and two children from the vessel Ferrel near Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2017. Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds. (U.S. Coast Guard video)”

FL, UNITED STATES
09.11.2017
Video by Tech. Sgt. JosephJ Prouse
129th Rescue Wing

“Ariel footage of the Florida Keys region after the impact of Hurricane Irma”

ST. JOHN, VIRGIN ISLANDS, US
09.13.2017
Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Blake Midnight
Expeditionary Combat Camera

“Aerial footage of Hurricane Irma damage to the Virgin Islands. Irma sustained 185-mph winds for 37 hours, the longest any cyclone on the globe has maintained that intensity. U.S. military assets are on the ground and in the air supporting FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Navy Video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight/Released)”

ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS, US
09.09.2017
Video by 1st Lt. Lauren Hill
U.S. Northern Command

“Hasty B-Roll taken on the island of St. Thomas on Sept. 9, 2017. The video shows damage to the island caused by Hurricane Irma. (DoD video by: Capt. Lauren Hill, USAF / Released)”

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Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
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Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
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music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Irma

This video tells boat owners what they should do to prepare for a hurricane like Irma. Hurricane Irma was a dangerous category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds over 180 miles per hour. It devastated the charter fleet in the BVI and property and boats in St. Martin and many other Caribbean Islands. The most important thing is for boaters is to focus on saving lives not property.

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Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
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On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
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Sailing WX Offshore with Satellite Phones: Iridium Go! & Delorme, Slow Boat Sailing S2E2

Captain Linus learns how to get offshore weather forecasts with the Iridium Go! and Delorme InReach satellite phones in their first week crossing the Pacific Ocean from La Liberad, Ecuador to Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia. No satellite phone or weather app maker sponsored this video. Linus tells you what he learned using some of the most popular sat phone weather apps and devices. He tells you what apps work and what ones do not.

The best apps are the two free ones for the Iridium Go! The Iridium Go and Iridium Mail and Web apps are all you need to get all the weather forecasts you need. With the ability to send a text-only e-mail, you can request all the weather forecasts you want with the query@saildocs.com command. By sending an blank e-mail to info@saildocs.com you can get the codes for all the weather products you need such as wind or current GRIB files. You also need a GRIB file reader such as iGRIB or Pocket GRIB. The expensive apps such as Weather 4D, Predict Wind, and Ocens OneMail did not work at all or had major flaws. With satellite phones you cannot surf the web. You can only send and receive basic e-mails and very low resolution photos. A file bigger than 50kb will take forever to download or upload.

The Slow Boat Sails south of the Galapagos Islands in days 3 to 6 of the 3,500 nautical mile passage. They struggle against headwinds at first and light winds after that. The boat sails close hauled initially but moves to a beam reach and broad reach by the end of the video. Winds are between 5-12 knots on this part of the passage. Ben starts standing watch on his own. Sahia celebrates her birthday on the boat.

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
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Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
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On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
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Ep. 38: Houston Boat Show Talk of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time by Linus Wilson on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

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Linus Wilson talks about his book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time in a seminar at the Southwestern International Boat Show in League City, Texas in April 2017. This show too place at the South Shore Marina off of Clear Lake near the Kemah Boardwalk area. Linus, Janna, and Sophie visited the boardwalk as well as participated in the seminar.

How to Sail Around the World Part-Time is a former Amazon sailing bestseller. It’s description says:

“Do you dream of sailing around the world in a sailboat?
Do you have a business or career you don’t want to sacrifice for that dream?
Do you have kids in school?
You don’t need to quit your job, sell your house, and take the kids out of school to complete a circumnavigation of the globe in a sailboat. You don’t have to wait until you are retired to sail for the South Pacific. This book tells you how you can do it without uprooting your life by taking as little as two months per year off to sail the trade winds.
Circumnavigating the globe in a sailboat is on par with scaling Mount Everest in terms of its rarity. Many potential circumnavigators are hobbled by misconceptions about the journey that mountaineers lack when climbing to the top of the world.
It is said, “I want to circumnavigate to see the world.” Nevertheless, successful trade wind circumnavigators don’t see the world. Instead, they travel on a narrow ribbon around it stopping mostly at a narrow range of countries that are downwind. Lack of focus causes many more failed circumnavigations than storms at sea.
The conventional wisdom is that you need to quit your job, sell your house, and live on the boat year-round. The reality is that even retirees circumnavigating full-time keep their boat in port half of the year because of the demands of cyclone season. There is no good way to elude the November to April cyclone season that dominates 60 percent of the trade-wind circumnavigation route.
The mad rush from the eastern Caribbean to the “safe” ports in New Zealand and Australia in a single calendar year is misguided. It sets cruisers up for hard, upwind ocean passages in future years and saps the resolve of their crews. A better solution is to haul out their boats in the South Pacific and fly back to their homes in the developed world during the cyclone season.
It makes more sense to keep one’s job and home and take annual two-to-six month leaves of absences to move the boat forward during the cruising season. Learn about the trade-wind route around the world with stops in Panama, the Galapagos, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Mauritius, Chagos, Madagascar, South Africa, St. Helena, Brazil, and the eastern Caribbean. Learn why the Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden have NOT made circumnavigating the globe harder.
This is the second book by the bestselling author of Slow Boat to the Bahamas, Linus Wilson. Dr. Wilson got his doctorate in financial economics at Oxford University. He sails an Island Packet 31’ with his wife, daughter, and four pound poodle. He has been published in Cruising Outpost and Good Old Boat magazines. To learn more about the author’s adventures, boat repair tips, free chapters and books, subscribe to his newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com.”
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017