December is here and it snowed! She's generally credited for starting the cruising boom of the 1970s which brought "the cruising life" out of the fringes and into the mainstream. 1; 2; Ray was tired after three days of heavy weather and the water rescue; he slept during the helicopter ride to Cape Cod Ray. Westsail is a classic yacht builder in the boating world. The boat will lie beam to the waves and will roll. Time Magazine, June 18, 1973 (ZIP archive) Its story is clearly based on the events surrounding the Westsail 32 Satori, which are also dealt with in Junger's book; Junger's version of the event, however, is contested by the owner and skipper of the yacht, who was not interviewed for Junger's book, but is supported by the two crewmembers on the Satori and the Coast Guard rescuers. Saved by Mat Robillard. The first night the wind was light; they set one sail and continued under power. Saved by Mat Robillard. Satori - Perfect Storm the whole story. Karen continued calling and contacted the freighter Gold Bond Conveyor. Owners Stories . The design was created by Bill Crealock who further developed the double-ended, traditional boat designs of Colin Archer and William Atkin to make a comfortable, solid, extremely seaworthy sailing craft that can go anywhere. There was little or no risk in staying where they were and lying ahull. A cutter rig sits on top with a bowsprit forward and on … She is massively constructed, and fitted with a comfortable and roomy interior. Westsail Westsail 32 . In the past, he was able to sail to avoid the main thrust of the storm. Satori and I have been busy. Ray had used this technique with Satori several times and knew how she would behave. Pros for the Westsail - a much more popular boat around here, parts are available, a bit more space inside, cutter rig. Typically, Ray would spend a day briefing his crew about the boat, however, because of their delayed arrival and Ray and Bob's desire to get started while the forecast was good, they set sail at 5:15 P.M. on the 26th, immediately after Karen and Susan arrived. THE MOVIE: Warner Brothers has released a movie of the same name based on the book. While the specially equipped plane searched for Satori 25 miles off shore, another smaller plane Ray had hired was combing the nearby beaches. 1972. This is the Westsail 32 that washed up on an east coast beach after the owner was evacuated in The Perfect Storm. According to the Coast Guard records, "S/V [sailing vessel] Satori also reported losing fuel tank and power to engine" and "In the early morning hours, S/V Satori began to take on water". Beginning in 1972, he was hired to supervise the construction of the Westsail 32 sailboats, and did that for over two years. Ray agreed to let them call, but only to give their position and status and to have the Coast Guard call their parents to relay word that they were all right. Sorry it was the one you had picked out. Dick and Libby Mills are aboard W32 Tarwathie and as live aboards are cruising up and down the eastern seaboard of the US for the last +5 years. They made the 800 mile trip in five days. This style of vessel was originally used to bring a harbor pilot out to meet a large cargo schooner during the late 1800's. Which. Westsail 32’s are proven Blue Water Cruisers! In fact Satori was not taking on water (a few gallons had come in on the last knockdown, but that was 12 hours earlier), she had never lost fuel or power to the engine. 37' CSY 37-Plan B St Thomas Asking $29,000. By the fall of 1991 he had sailed 18,000 miles. Nice boat, pray for high tide! Ray was still not convinced that he was going to desert his vessel, but he was going to cooperate in removing his crew. Knowing that he was turning over all responsibility to the Coast Guard, Ray opened the liquor locker and toasted a farewell to Satori, tucked his prized bottle of Gossling's Bermuda rum into his foul weather jumper, and then proceeded back on deck. Cons for the Westsail - smaller cockpit, no quarter berth, interior ok, but dated. "The Westsail 32 had a tremendous impact on the cruising world, and on the boating industry. The total cost of retrieval was $10,000. Save This Boat. Westsail Parts and Information. She then survived being dragged off the beach and towed to … They had been living aboard the Stafka III, a Tayana 37, for several years. In fact, this exact model of boat was in the Perfect Storm and was found intact after going through the heart of the storm. He knew she was floating at sea and was fairly certain about the coordinates where he could locate her. Ray decided not to try to make Nantucket, as this would have been dangerous. The westsail 32 tracks very very well! - page 1 8. The crew member would drop off the pilot and sail the cutter back to port by himself. So he returned at dark after being bounced around on six foot seas on Sea Tow's twenty-four foot fiberglass motorboat, Shamrock. The Perfect Storm book/movie features a W32. He continues to work various jobs: as interim president of a college, helping design a series of kayak trails along the Maine coast, as a deck hand on a research vessel, and consulting for environmental groups. The electric bilge pump automatically pumped that water out of the hull. Bob reported back that he did not think the hurricane was going to interfere with his passage and that he was going to keep on course to Bermuda. Westsail Owners Association - Satori - Perfect Storm the ... Westsail.org The Westsail 32 is a Colin Archer designed double ended cutter. After the "Perfect Storm." Westsail 32 #413 (AKA Dian II, Seawitch, Selah) throughout the years. The other question you almost asked is how is the light air performance = not bad if you HAVE, and USE light air sails. s/v Satori3. One even famously survived "The Perfect Storm." Nice boat, pray for high tide!. Since October of 1991, he has sailed over 6000 miles, found himself in similar sized seas and lay ahull at three times. Westsail Parts Company. 47' Choey Lee Offshore Oxnard, California Asking $79,000. Pros for the Nicholson - less teak to maintain on deck, cheaper moorage at 32' LOA, price leaves more $$ for upgrades, I can upgrade it how I want. Lying Ahull5. The next day he set out for yet another small coastal airport and hired another plane. Search our full range of used Westsail 32 on www.theyachtmarket.com. The helicopter had been standing by and called Ray to discuss how to remove them from the deck. Only one problem -- the boat was sunk and sitting on the bottom at the owner's dock. Kirk has offered to warehouse, order and ship the orders. You can however view similar listings using one of the four links below. At first light on the Sunday 3rd of November Ray hired a plane and flew to the area where he thought she was located. Ray's son Kent drove down from Boston, picked him up, and put him up for the night. This style of vessel was originally used to bring a harbor pilot out to meet a large cargo schooner during the late 1800's. The first attempt to get Satori off the beach was carried out by Sea Tow. Heading into evening at the end of the first day the forecast indicated that the hurricane was still making its way north toward Bermuda and the northeaster was holding fast. Westsail 32 Satori close hauled while sailing back to Seattle from Poulsbo. Of the 834 hulls built, the first 31 being Kendall 32's, some 400 were sold as kits or bare hulls. In October of 1987 Satori came within seventy miles of the eye of a hurricane and lay ahull in seventy mile per hour winds. In 1986 Ray moved permanently aboard Satori. Satori was riding out the seas when a second knockdown occurred. The boat was knocked down in a storm that absorbed Hurricane Grace and another no-name storm becoming, “the storm of the century”. This is the Westsail 32 that washed up on an east coast beach after the owner was evacuated in The Perfect Storm. The inflatable crew did not heed his warning and sustained a puncture. In the early years, often … Ray phoned Sea Tow, gave them the position where she had been spotted, and hired them to transport Satori back to port while he drove to New Jersey. Jan 23, 2013 - Satori. $37,500 (Sale Pending) Seller Norton's Yacht Sales, Inc. 20. Time was important. Jan 23, 2013 - Satori. The quick righting motion tossed many things about the cabin Ð including canned goods and books. Crew congeniality and a positive attitude were more important than sailing experience. Satori's four foot freeboard and the waves made it impossible to get back on deck. Apr 6, 2015 - Explore Stephanie Mansberger Wolters's board "westsail 32" on Pinterest. Their reply was that they were not authorized to retrieve private vessels and offered him the phone number for Sea Tow, a commercial towing service. Tom Corogan - Cape Horn. A Coast Guard vessel received this call and recorded it at 6:18PM: "Comms [communications] with S/V [sailing vessel] Satori in posit [position] 29-49N 069-52W 3 POB [people on board] É on course 260¡ T not requesting CG [Coast Guard] assist just what [sic] someone to know their status". Ray expressed his concern that this could be dangerous since they could be struck by the mast or rigging as they were being hoisted above. Racing a Westsail; The Perfect Storm; Sailing Mishaps; Memories and Emotions; Tributes; Appendix; Author Information Bud Taplin The stories in this book were collected and edited by Bud Taplin because of his long history with Westsail boats. Because she was facing away from him and because of the noise below, Ray is uncertain exactly what Karen said. 32' Westsail Westsail 32 Fort Pierce, Florida Asking $15,000. On Tuesday he drove on to the next airport down the coast and hired a plane to continue the search. Part of the difficulty with locating Satori was that the planes Ray hired did not have sophisticated navigational equipment. Used Westsail sailing boats for sale from around the world. So throw off the bowlines. Westsail is a classic yacht builder in the boating world. The boat survived the storm without her crew and landed on the beach at Assateague. All the damage that Satori had endured was from the beaching. s/v Satori He made several boat deliveries along the United States East Coast, usually with a volunteer crew. Satori was on her side for about thirty seconds before the weight of the keel righted the boat. Which survived unattended having been abandoned midstorm at the insistence of the crew. Dave King - Racing. Having failed to remove Satori's captain and crew by sea, the Coast Guard now looked to the skies. The navigation and communication equipment includes a GPS (Global Positioning System), a SatNav (Satellite Navigation), two VHF (Very High Frequency) radios, a SSB (Single Side Band) radio, and three EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons). Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. Boat Review by BoatUS. $27,500 Seller PIER ONE YACHT SALES 78. He was angry with the Coast Guard for ordering him off his boat and did not want to speak with the press. With my drifter 440ft.sq. Email or mail your order to Kirk Brown listing the item number/s, quantity and price.. Make your check out to WOA for the total amount and mail it to: (We are not accepting PayPal for the store) Westsail overview. Back on deck Ray unharnessed the crew, placed life jackets on them and himself and arranged everyone on the outer rail of the leeward side. The Westsail 32 goes down in history as the boat that launched a thousand dreams. She was built from a bare fiberglass hull over a period of 6 years on the west coast by her original owner from a kit supplied by the Worldcruiser company, the makers of the Westsail 32. The inflated raft whipping around at the end of its tether would have been unsafe, so he cut it loose. Westsail Personalities. They were standing in the cabin rather than secure in their bunks where they would be much safer and where he had asked them to remain. Apr 6, 2015 - Explore Stephanie Mansberger Wolters's board "westsail 32" on Pinterest. The Falcon stayed in the area and maintained radio contact. YachtWorld currently has 17 Westsail yachts for sale, including 0 new vessels and 17 used yachts, listed by experienced boat dealers mainly in the following countries: United States, Mexico and Malaysia. 941-914-9217 × Save This Boat. Chicago, Illinois. He was debriefed for an hour by various members of the helicopter crew where they exchanged ideas that could be useful in future rescue missions. Weather reports on the single side band radio indicated that there was a hurricane in the Carribbean heading toward Bermuda. At the same time State Park rangers also found Satori. Our new Trudeau 32, like that Westsail in the perfect storm, can handle set wind speeds up to 40 m/sec (and with a 40 speed variance setting, gusts up to 80 m/sec). Poor reception led to miscommunication. Susan had said she had made a trip to the Azores and Karen said that she had served as crew aboard tankers; both of them were excited about the trip. Her most important safety features are the thick fiberglass hull, thick decks, coach top, and small strong portholes. The overhaul in the summer of 1991 took a month and cost five thousand dollars. Saved from svdrifter.net. Do My Search Search Help . At sunrise Ray was on shift and felt the breezes picking up. 773-830-3730 × Advertisement. . The most immediate impact, of course, was on the 800-plus owners of the boats built. He had been tracking their course and could easily calculate Satori's position. Kendall 32. Sausalito, California, United States. The boat was knocked down in a storm that absorbed Hurricane Grace and another no-name storm becoming, “the storm of the century”. Not knowing what the two weather systems were going to do, Ray decided to wait to determine his next course of action. The harbor pilot and one crew member would set out to a rendezvous point where they would wait until the schooner appeared. Westsail 32 . Nice boat, pray for high tide! Twelve hours later, the winds subsided and he was able to sail into Bermuda. I think it's interesting from the photos below that the … While everyone was below lashed into their bunks, a wave came onto the starboard side and rolled the boat over. "The Westsail 32 had a tremendous impact on the cruising world, and on the boating industry. Selah "Selah" is a cutter-rigged Westsail 32 and was built in 1975. Coast Guard After the "Perfect Storm" still intact !. The biggest danger was the possibility of being hit by unsecured equipment below. Ray and a crew member went out the door away from the press and walked into the Coast Guard station. The most immediate impact, of course, was on the 800-plus owners of the boats built. That much wind on any SL boat (Trudeaus included) and you are asking for a spinning knockdown or worse. His boat could then be prohibited from entering American ports. All the bunks had canvas side cloths to keep the occupant from being thrown out of bed and to protect him or her from flying debris. Wait a minute - let me back up. October 19914. They were working on a recreational canoe and kayak route on the Maine coast. Just before their arrival, one of the Coast Guardsmen told Ray that there were news reporters waiting. Ray put on his safety harness, went above deck, clipped into a pad eye and reviewed the damage. While setting the storm jib was "doing something" and might help calm the crew, it didn't improve the bumpiness of the ride below. With this knowledge Ray did not want to continue on to Bermuda and expressed his concerns to Bob on the Stafka III. They continued to get weather forecasts every six hours on the SSB radio. The weather forecast from NOAH predicted a northeaster and accompanying winds of approximately 30 knots. She's generally credited for starting the cruising boom of the 1970s which brought "the cruising life" out of the fringes and into the mainstream. Saved from svdrifter.net. Saved by Therese Dignard. Additional Information on the Westsail 32. The true story includes a Westsail 32 which the USCG evacuated over the objection of the owner/skipper. 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