What search? Kiwi seadog tells his tale

Anyone who has read and enjoyed the tales of Tristan Jones will get a kick our of this story from Ireland.  It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with Northwest boating, but anytime you laugh out loud reading a new story, it’s worth making an exception.


A New Zealand seadog believed lost aboard a small yacht in the hurricane-swept North Atlantic turned up alive and well today in Portmagee, Ireland.


Frank Cooper, 62, did not know three nations were looking for him and the 10-metre Golden Eagle.


“Delivering boats and living on ’em and sailing ’em is all adventure as long as you survive mate,” he said between a meal of roast duck and promises of his first shower in more than a month.


His comments about the suitability of several well-known production boats for handling big waves is — um — salty to say the least.

Read the full story here.

Hat tip to reader Peter Caras for the link. Thanks Peter!


One Response to What search? Kiwi seadog tells his tale

  1. Mike Oswald September 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Absolutely priceless! Wouldn’t like to buy him a drink or two or three or….? He’s also spot on about one of the boat brands he mentioned.

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