Sailing Catamaran found by Hurricane Hunters Flying out the Eye Florence Continued on to the Bahamas

Hurricane Hunter aircraft flying through the eye of category 4 hurricane Florence, found the 41-foot sailing catamaran crossing the North Atlantic dodging three named cyclonic storms. The 2019 Bali 4.1 luxury catamaran named Vaughanderlust with a crew of a French captain and American mate were bound for the Dream Yacht Charter boat base in Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas after departing Portugal on August 18, 2018.

Slow Boat Sailing corresponded with Sean Connett who identified himself to Slow Boat Sailing as working for the Coast Guard’s Miami Rescue Coordination Center and PA1 Michael De Nyse responding on the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.

We also spoke to the Dream Yacht Charter’s base to confirm the safe arrival of the catamaran crew at 9 AM on September 14, 2018, in Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas.

A press release from the U.S. Air Force said:

“Hurricane Hunters locate lost vessel, assist U.S. Coast Guard
The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with locating a 41-foot Bali sailing catamaran during a search and rescue mission Sept. 11, 2018. They assisted with the SAR mission after completing their mission for Hurricane Florence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)”


Sailing La Vagabonde recently said in “Why we Chose to Sail during Hurricane Season! (Hurricane Gordon & Florence)” that they planned to sail through hurricane season because they could outrun weather in a catamaran.
The U.S. Government public domain footage came from the NOAA facebook page as well as

Video by Dominick Del Vecchio
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Hurricane Florence will bring storm surge to the Carolina coast.
Video by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben
4th Combat Camera Squadron
An Air Force reserve HC-130J Hercules attached to to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flies aerial weather missions for the Hurricane Hunters into hurricane Florence. The U.S. Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters, is conducting a storm tasking mission into Hurricane Florence, currently a category 4 storm. The missions provide weather data for the National Hurricane Center to assist in providing up-to-date and accurate information for storm forecasts. (U.S. Air Force Video by Technical Sgt. Chris Hibben
Video by Dominick Del Vecchio
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Inland flooding is a major threat that can happen during a hurricane. It is expected that Hurricane Florence will cause heavy, possibly catastrophic, inland rainfall in portions of North and South Carolina & surrounding states.
Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, deploys to Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 12, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson
Courtesy Video
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
Two Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly to Savannah, Georgia to pre-stage for Hurricane Florence response efforts, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The Coast Guard pre-stages its assets and personnel near areas predicted to be effected by hurricanes to be able to quickly and rapidly respond to post storm emergencies to save lives. U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. j.g. Kyle Unger
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn
U.S. Coast Guard District 5
The Coast Guard rescues five people Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, from a sailboat after the sailboat’s mast broke approximately 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-130 Hercules airplane crew, both from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, launched to respond.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

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