November 23, 1992 |
The capsized boat of a yachtsman long overdue after sailing for France was found at sea Sunday, but there was no sign of the sailor, the Coast Guard said. Michael Plant's 60-foot sloop, Coyote, was spotted by a passing freighter about 480 miles southwest of Ireland, his brother said. "We're told the hull looked intact," Tom Plant of Gaithersburg, Md., said. Coast Guard Petty Officer David Silva said the freighter came within 50 yards of the boat.
November 22, 1992 |
The Coast Guard announced Saturday that it would resume its search for a missing yachtsman because of his past successes in overcoming hardships at sea. Michael Plant, who has sailed solo around the world three times, left New York on Oct. 16 for Les Sables--d'Olonne, France. He was due to arrive on Oct. 30 in preparation for a solo around-the-world race that begins from the French town today.
January 26, 1992 |
A Japanese yachtsman who clung to a life raft for nearly a month after his yacht capsized during a race in the Pacific survived to be rescued by a British freighter, Japanese coast guard officials said today. But five other Japanese from the ill-fated Taka died one by one in the bitter cold as they drifted together in the wintry western Pacific, the lone survivor, Miharu Sano, said.
March 17, 1990 |
George Tooby, a world-class yachtsman who sailed for the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, has died at a Pasadena convalescent home. He was 76. He died Tuesday of natural causes, according to a spokesman for Cabot and Sons mortuary in Pasadena. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Tooby, who also held memberships in the St.
October 12, 1989 |
A Soviet round-the-world yachtsman whose body was found hanging from a tree in the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este on Wednesday committed suicide, Tass press agency said today. It said Alexei Gryshenko, 43, skipper of the yacht Fazisi, left a note asking his wife and parents to forgive him. "He expressed regret that he was unable to fulfill the role of captain adequately. This testifies to the fact that he suffered a nervous breakdown," Tass said.
October 11, 1989 |
The body of a Soviet yachtsman taking part in the 25-boat Whitbread Round the World race was found hanging from a tree in the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este this morning, police said. Alexej Gryshenko, captain of the U.S.-sponsored Fazisi yacht, had been missing for two days. Police could give no details.
September 10, 1989 |
My cousin Tom Blackaller, the champion sailor and America's Cup contender, died of cardiac arrest at Sears Point Raceway Thursday, getting ready for an auto race this weekend. Tom was a character straight out of a Damon Runyon story: funny, charming, disarming, blustery as any northwest wind that ever screamed through the Golden Gate and slammed into the St. Francis Yacht Club.
June 28, 1989 |
The chief of pediatrics at a Canadian hospital was struck and killed by the boom of his yacht during a sailboat race from Massachusetts to Bermuda, the Coast Guard reported Tuesday. The dead yachtsman was identified as Dr. Donald E. Hill, 52, chief of pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.