The BOOM of DEATH on PLATINO sailboat is destroying NZ Yachting.

New Zealand Maritime issued its long awaited report on the SY Platino tragedy on 25 July 2018. It’s a tragedy for South Pacific sailing. The deaths of two crew members on the sailing yacht Platino on 13 June 2016, Nick Saull and Steve Forno. The skipper Tory McKeogh and her husband and co-owner Brent McKeogh and crew member Ross McKee were rescued by a container ship on 14 June 2016 after the Platino was dismasted by the out of control boom.

The new report announces two new regulations for cruising sailors departing New Zealand. In addition to passing the standard Catagory 1, inspection there are two new requirements:

1. A sufficient percentage of the crew must take a sea survival training course.
2. There must be a written manual on board all yachts explaining safety and other procedures.

Read it below:
https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/commercial/safety/accidents-reporting/accident-reports/documents/Platino-mnz-accident-report-2016.pdf

Linus Wilson the creator of Slow Boat Sailing argues the new regulations will hurt islands dependent on kiwi yachting tourism such as Tonga and Fiji. It may even discourage puddle jump boats from choosing New Zealand as a cyclone season home.

Maratime New Zealand wrote, “Platino was very well equiped and ever member of the crew had extensive offshore

Maratime NZ says the McKeoghs spent over NZ $4 million on the 20-meter (66-foot) yacht before departing. One change they made was to the traveler and mainsheet arrangement which failed in par for the course conditions of three meter waves and thirty knot winds. Offshore passages between New Zealand and Fiji typically experience gale conditions. The main was backwinded and the preventer failed. That led to a gybe which pulled out the mainsheet and traveller hardware. Nick Saull was killed by the pendulum of mainsheet and traveller hardware as the boom swung wildly. Steve Forno was thrown overboard, but the remaining crew struggled to get to the wheel beacuse under its new configuration, the wildly swinging mainsheet and traveller blocked the wheel. The surviving crew and skipper were criticized for not doing more to rescue Steve Forno who was lost at sea.

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YouTube Live was a bust but watch the FB Version of Sailing in Tonga @ the Big Mama’s Yacht Club

We tried the YouTube live, but the Tube did not respond well to my 4G internet signal in Tonga. Facebook was more forgiving. Here are some of the topics discussed in the FB Live video:

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Live from Tonga Big Mama’s Yacht Club

Linus talks about yacht and sailboat cruising in his 31-foot island packet which is in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
Topics
1. Cruising calendar
2. Tonga plans
3. Boat Tour
4. Crew
5. Seasons 1-3 review of Slow Boat Sailing YouTube Channel
5. Electrical needs
6. Refrigerators
7. Generators
8. Solar Panels
9. Wind generators
10. Engine Charging
11. autopilots
+ cruising seasons, cyclones, dry storage

Ep. 50: Chapters 3-4 of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME and Tonga Update with Linus Wilson

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Linus Wilson reads his former Amazon sailing bestseller’s chapters 3 and 4 of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME.

  1. Geography and Hurricane Seasons
  2. The Round-Trip Problem

He gives his tips for bleeding injectors in diesel engines from his research and the school of hard knocks and talks about the difficulty from moving to Tongatapu to Vava’u, Tonga.

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Catch his YouTube Live event on Friday 13, 2018, at 7PM GMT-4 (New York Time) live from Tonga and Big Mama’s Yacht Club.

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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, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
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Slow Boat to the Bahamas
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Slow Boat to Cuba
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and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

The eBook of AROUND THE WORLD SINGLE-HANDED: The Cruise of the Islander by Harry Pidgeon is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3THFZV

AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR: Volume 1, 2017 Edition by Nathaniel Bowditch

Slow Boat to Cuba

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

Use the promo code “slow50” for half-off of the audiobook of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME for a limited time.

You can watch the Slow Boat’s round the world adventure and other videos about the most interesting cruising sailors in the world at

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have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producers, Anders Colbenson, Kevin Yeager, Larry Wilson, and Daniel Cantrell.
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TROUBLE SAILING around ATUONA, Secret Anchorages – Hiva Oa – Tahuata – Fatu Hiva – Hanemenu S2E12

Disaster1280by720Linus and Daly’s sailing trip to and from Atuona, Hiva Oa was filled with mishaps and set backs, but they find awesome undiscovered anchorages along the way. The propeller shaft decouples on the early morning sail from Bay of Virgins, Hanavave, Fatu Hiva to Atuona, Tahuaka Bay, Hiva Oa. Linus has a spare bolt, but gets pretty grimy in the process. Moreover, they are too late to buy more diesel that weekend. Leaving the anchorage Linus fails to put a safety on the anchor chain in addition to the pawl and it deploys accidentally, letting out out the anchor and almost 200 feet of chain in deep water. Linus has to drive the anchor and chain back in the shallows to pull it up by hand. Steep 7-foot seas made it hard to go upwind to exit Tahuaka Bay, Atuona.

Linus discards his plans to sail to Hanamenu Bay, Hiva Oa on the northwest side of the island and instead sails to a closer no-name harbor on the northwest side of the island of Tahuata with white-sand beaches. The next day Linus and Daly sail to Hanemenu and explore the deserted settlement with a couple of cruisers. Its amazing how nearby islands and different sides of the small islands have dramatically different climates. Some bays are arid while others resemble a rain forest.

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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, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

http://www.gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

http://www.gumroad.com/l/sailing

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Around the World Single-Handed: The Cruise of the Islander by Harry Pidgeon

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Copyright Linus Wilson, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2018