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US NewsRescue ship reaches stranded British yachtswoman

15:40  07 december  2018
15:40  07 december  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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British yachtswoman Susie Goodall is stranded 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile. Rescuers estimate it will take to days to reach her. Event organisers said Goodall, who was Race Control and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue were alerted after a distress signal was picked up. The nearest ship is 480 miles away and will take two days to reach her. Goodall set sail from Falmouth in

Rescue ship reaches stranded British yachtswoman © Getty Susie Goodall at the start of the solo round-the-world race in July Rescuers have reached yachtswoman Susie Goodall who was stranded 2,000 miles from Cape Horn after her boat was "destroyed".

Rescue ship reaches stranded British yachtswoman © Getty Susie Goodall was competing in a 30,000-mile round-the-world race

The 29-year-old, who was competing in a 30,000-mile round-the-world race, when she lost her mast during a "ferocious" storm in the southern Pacific Ocean.

She was lying in fourth place in the Golden Globe Race when 60-knot winds and "massive seas" damaged her Rustler 36 yacht DHL Starlight on Wednesday.

A distress signal from her yacht was first picked up by the Falmouth coastguard.

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A major rescue operation is under way in the Southern Ocean after a British solo yachtswoman was injured and and her boat “destroyed” in a But Kopar would take six days to reach her. The Chilean authorities have contacted a ship 480 miles south-west of Goodall’s position and requested assistance.

They alerted race control and the Chilean maritime search and rescue authorities who are responsible for that sector of the Pacific.

The authorities contacted a ship 480 miles south-west of Goodall's position and asked for help.

Goodall is the youngest and only female competitor taking part in the non-stop around the world yacht race, which sees competitors sail single-handedly, abandoning any form of modern technology or satellite navigation equipment.

Competitors set off from France on 1 July and it is expected to take around nine months to complete.

The last time the race took place was in 1968. Sir Robin Knox Johnston was the only person to finish back then.

Eighteen sailors were taking part in this year's race, but more than half of the competitors have now dropped out, with many being dismasted.

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British sailor embraces her mother as she returns to shore in Chile days after rescue from yacht which capsized during solo round-the-world race.
Yachtswoman Susie Goodall (main image left) was taken to Chile after getting stranded in the southern Pacific Ocean. She arrived in Chile today where she embraced her mother (top right) after arriving on the cargo ship MV Tian Fu in Punta Arenas. The 29-year-old was competing in a 30,000-mile round-the-world race when her boat lost its mast during a 'ferocious' storm 2,000 miles west from Cape Horn in southern Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago. She was rescued by a 40,000-tonne Chinese cargo ship before being brought ashore in Chile by the country's navy.

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