Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A round-the-world sailor spent 100 mins in the Pacific Ocean after being thrown overboard in a storm. His chances of survival in the 10C water were extremely slim after only 15 mins. He could see his crew searching for him, someone at the top of the mast, but he got turned around and struggled to get his personal location beacon working, while being swamped by waves. By the time he'd fixed the beacon, he was 1.5 miles away from his boat, but nevertheless, his crew managed to find him. Given the choice to return home, he chose instead to continue with the 11 month-long race.