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Jock and Freya Arrive Home to Tighnabruaich!


Jock Hamilton and Freya arrived in Tighnabruaich at 1045 today, 12th June having sailed non-stop, single handed under jury rig since since their dismating in the mid-Atlantic. Jock had just passed the half way point of the crossing between the start point in Plymouth, UK and the finish line in Newport, RI, USA when his yacht Freya was dismasted in strong winds and large seas. Jock managed to save the boom but had to let the mast sink to avoid it damaging Freya. The boom was rigged as a mast and heavy weather sails were used as a replacement mainsail and jib. Unable to sail into the wind, Freya could not reach the nearest landfall in Newfoundland, so Jock headed downwind for the 1500nm mile journey back home. Nineteen days later, Jock sailed Freya up West Kyle in the Firth of Clyde and back to the mooring outside his house in Tighnabruaich. An epic journey and demonstration of seamanship which Jock puts down to good luck!




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philipjpdoherty
Jun 13, 2021

So impressed Jock, getting back with no assistance. Jury rig looks fantastic (now we’ve got back to high res photo world!) and you’re looking fitter than ever so the food journey has been pretty optimal too! Enjoy the rest and well deserved applause 👏 👏 👏

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Alan Wilson
Alan Wilson
Jun 13, 2021

We are all so pleased to see you return safely. Your jury rig was so impressive as were your sartorial arrangements for your homecoming!

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weallmakechoices
weallmakechoices
Jun 12, 2021

Jock welcome home and have a great relax! Your adventure was incredible but you carry it all off with such debonair nonchalance. I didn’t appreciate quite how clever your jury rig was but studying the beautiful picture I see the gaff. How did you work it all out? It is so impressive and inspirational - a study in cool headed seamanship and resolve. Julie

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georgerwatson
Jun 12, 2021

Congratulations Jock, what a feat of seamanship. Glad you are home safe

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nancymosborne
Jun 12, 2021

So pleased! So relieved! Well done!! Enjoy the peace, thinking of you so much, ALL OUR LOVE XXXX NanLuTeRi

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