" Four men have been rescued after their yacht capsized in high seas off Devonport in Tasmania's north-west.The men were sailing in the 30-foot yacht when it capsized seven kilometres off the coast yesterday afternoon.
After the yacht lost its mast in swells of up to five metres, the men activated a distress beacon.
Sergeant Darren Woolley says the men were found clinging to the hull of the yacht.
"It was about 25 knots, the swells were average - about three metres - but every now and again they were ... standing up at five metres so it was very uncomfortable for the guys," he said.
The men were taken ashore and treated for cuts, exposure and salt water intake.
The yacht was unable to be salvaged."
Rescuers find four men clinging to capsized yacht
I just wrote a post yesterday about news stories from Tasmania that were syncing up with me in the pop culture world I've been swimming in lately -
The Devil is in the Details?
and the yacht story really rams home just what a difficult and dangerous journey
Jessica Watson had while sailing The Pink Lady through similar seas.
|The Pink Lady|
|Jessica Watson and ship she collided with in Aussie waters.|
|Jess's boat after running into the Silver Yang.|
Not to mention the book that I have nearly finished reading written by Stephen Sewell, who I met down at the
Byron Bay Writers Festival last year.
|The three books I bought at the BBWF from the speakers in the link below.|
I'm about to do a post about this book, as there are a few other interesting syncs to share here as well ;-)