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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Date Posted: 09.12.2017 09:44
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Location: CLEARWATER, FL, US
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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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Date Posted: 09.18.2017 23:39
Category: Interviews
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Length: 00:03:12
Location: KEY WEST, FL, US
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APALACHICOLA, FL, UNITED STATES
09.10.2017
Courtesy Video
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)
VIDEO INFO
Date Taken: 09.10.2017
Date Posted: 09.11.2017 17:50
Category: B-Roll
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VIRIN: 170910-G-G0107-1001
Filename: DOD_104826222
Length: 00:04:51
Location: APALACHICOLA, FL, US
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