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Race to Salvage Gregor McGuckin’s Abandoned Golden Globe Yacht Hanley Energy Endurance

3rd January 2019
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Plans are afoot to recover Gregor McGuckin’s Abandoned Golden Globe Yacht Plans are afoot to recover Gregor McGuckin’s Abandoned Golden Globe Yacht

Golden Globe Race Organisers are reporting that Irish skipper Gregor McGuckin has accepted an offer from American Cody Cordwainer, a tugboat captain operating out of Brooklyn Navy Yard, to salvage his yacht currently 1,100 miles west of Fremantle Western Australia.

In a plea for support for the salvage bid, Cordwainer has posted on social media:  “We'll make no profit on this enterprise. The distillery has offered €1000 in return for its whiskey, but that will not even begin to cover all the expenses. We'll need help to make this happen. Funding, of course, is great but we also need contacts in Perth Australia. We'll need a vessel to rescue his boat, and a place to put it once rescued..."

As previously reported by Afloat.ie, McGuckin two groups have expressed interest in salvaging the yacht currently drifting  West of Fremantle.

The main attraction it seems is the barrel of Glendalough 7-year-old 777 single malt Irish whiskey onboard.

Since solo sailor Gregor McGuckin of Dublin was plucked off his boat Hanley Endurance in the Indian Ocean in the Golden Globe round the world race, the dismasted 36-footer has drifted approx 580 miles in an ENE direction and is now due west of Cape Leeuwin.  

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