After lying broadside under bare poles and experiencing a second knockdown, NEREIDA is currently under tow (90nm) in 6-metre swell and breaking waves by the fishing vessel MAGELLENUS 3. She hopefully will be towed to Cook Bay Chile where the tow will be handed over to the Chilean Navy who will take her on to Porto William Argentina (54° 56.052’S 67° 36.518’W). The first knockdown is reported to have left her with a broken boom, the hard dodger gone, the hatch boards smashed, water inside the boat and the furling line wrapped around the prop shaft.
Jeanne Socrates is one tough sailor. And here’s to the fishing fleets of the world who are the only other people crazy enough to be out in those conditions.