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Kinsale Yacht Crew Reported Safe After Rescue off Spanish Coast

7th June 2019
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Kinsale yacht Loa Zour - crew rescued off northwest Spain last night Kinsale yacht Loa Zour - crew rescued off northwest Spain last night Photo: Marine Traffic/Ger Grant

A Kinsale Yacht Club crew is reported safe after being rescued 80 miles off the coast of northwest Spain last night.

The Cork yacht 'Loa Zour', a Bavaria 40 type, under skipper Ger Grant departed Kinsale bound for La Coruna on June Bank Holiday Monday but appears ran into difficulties and were rescued by Galician Search and rescue teams last night.

KYC Commodore Dave O'Sullivan says he is relieved to hear this morning that all five crew are safe and he understands that they spent the night ashore in a Spanish hotel.

O'Sullivan described the crew and skipper as 'very experienced' and that they have 'extensive cruising experience'. He also said the boat was 'very well equipped' for such a voyage.

Northwest Spain has been experiencing strong winds during Storm Miguel.

Published in Kinsale
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