View Full Version : Kevin Jones 2014 entrant - rescued with crew on a Hawaii to Oregon return trip

10-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Details here:



10-31-2014, 05:06 PM
Kevin has had a pretty eventful season. Took a shit kicking coming down the coast to SF in a Carprice 25. Then helped return Scaramouche to the PNW from Kauai (fairly uneventful but the hurricanes kept our interest up) and now abandoning a boat because of rough weather on another return trip. A season like that and I think I would swallow the anchor. Glad everyone is fine and looking forward to hearing the story.

11-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Kevin's home...and unrepentant

ronnie simpson
11-18-2014, 02:21 PM
neither one of those links worked.

details? type of boat? how many crew? abandoned bc of rough weather or because of major failure/ rough weather?

11-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Ronnie, if you go to Kevins Face Book timeline he talks about the situation as well as the rescue

11-20-2014, 07:22 PM
Kevin has a blog called "Backbeat" worth going to for the whole story of his loss of Hale's Revenge. When he writes he has a real knack of pointing out possible failures in his judgement and all the second guessing we all go through. I have three comments for Kevin (and others who venture forth in dubious conditions) Jordan Series Drogue, Jordan Series Drogue, Jordan Series Drogue. But what do I know, I spend my time watching re-runs of Wheel of Fortune

Robert Stodieck
11-22-2014, 04:51 PM
Late season, not good. The link TO Kevin's "Backbeat" log:


And a write up about the abandonment:
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20141027_Help_arrives_for_Honolulubound_sailboat_s tranded_in_Pacific.html?id=280521772

ronnie simpson
11-25-2014, 06:53 PM
that sounds like a pretty shitty time. glad everyone is okay but sucks about the boat. hey, i lost a boat at sea 6 years ago too and i've been fortunate enough to do a bit of sailing since then. hang in there buddy and get back on the horse.