14 foot boat caught in hurricane (old news)

I hadn’t heard of this before, but apparently a britishman (Dom Mee) tried to cross the Atlantic in 2005, with a 14′ boat, propelled by a kite. His journey didn’t quite go as planned.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2005/oct/02/hurricanes2005.climatechange

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzGsMSimWQ

http://www.dommee.co.uk/pgs/expeditions/kitequest/kite-05-09-26.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_Mee

2005 – Attempted the first ever kite boat sail across the North Atlantic he endured hurricanes Irene, Katrina, Maria, Ophelia and finally Rita. On losing his sea anchor he was capsized 8 times before the vessel remained inverted. In mountainous seas and winds in excess of 70 knots waiting 30 hours for a rescue vessel in the perfect storm, he remarkably survived.

-Ken W

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