Susie Goodall Confirms Rescue After The Storm During The Round-The-World Sailing Race

Susie Goodall, the British yachtswoman has given the confirmation that she has been rescued saying that she is on the ship after she had been stranded in Southern Pacific Ocean. The rescuers rescued the sailors who had been stranded about 2000 miles from Cape Horn following the destruction of her boat.

Her boat had been heading to Punta Arenas in the southern part of Chile. Tian Fu, the Hong-Kong flagged was to dock on 12th December. The 29-year-old woman had been knocked unconscious for a brief period of time as the mountainous seas had upended the yacht tearing off the mast and trashed most of her equipment.

The Golden Globe Race comprises of a 30,000 mile solo around the world in yachts which are similar to the ones used 50 years ago in the first race without any modern equipment being allowed other than the communications equipment. Goodall holds the 4th position in this Golden Globe Race when 69mph winds and the fierce sea damaged her DHL Starlight, the Rustler 36 yacht.

A distressed signal had been picked up for the first time by the coastguard of Falmouth. They had alerted the race control along with Chilean authorities of search and rescue who are responsible for this Pacific sector. The people in-charge got in touch with a ship that was about 480 miles southwest of the position of Goodall and was for helping them out.

The Tian Fu was alongside the stricken yacht before she was taken off. However, the rescue wasn’t that easy. Goodall is the only female and the youngest sailor who has taken part in the non-stop race of yacht. The race started on 1dt July and it was expected to take around 9 months. In the previous race of 1968, the only person to finish was Sir Robin Knox Johnston.

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